Shine on Silver Sun
|"Shine on Silver Sun"|
|Single by Strawbs|
|from the album Hero and Heroine|
|Released||7 September 1973|
|Strawbs singles chronology|
"Shine on Silver Sun" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1974 album Hero and Heroine. It is written by Dave Cousins and was intended as a "come-back" single after the post-"Part of the Union" band split. The single was a minor success peaking at number 34 in the UK Singles Chart.
The B-side track "And Wherefore" is a band composition, not released on any studio album. It forms the second part of the composite song "Why and Wherefore" which appears on the compilation/rarities album Halcyon Days.
- Dave Cousins – vocals, acoustic guitar
- Dave Lambert – backing vocals, electric guitar
- Chas Cronk – backing vocals, bass guitar
- Rod Coombes – drums
- John Hawken – piano, mellotron
- Lyrics to "Shine on Silver Sun" at Strawbsweb official site
- Lyrics to "And Wherefore" at Strawbsweb official site
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