Strawbs (album)

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Strawbs
Strawbs album cover.jpg
Studio album by Strawbs
Released May 1969
Recorded 1969
Genre Progressive folk
Length 38:04
Label A&M
Producer Gus Dudgeon
Strawbs chronology
Strawbs
(1969)
Dragonfly
(1970)Dragonfly1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Uncut 3/5 stars[2]

Strawbs is the debut studio album by English band Strawbs. (The Sandy Denny & The Strawbs LP All Our Own Work released in Denmark is generally not counted.)

Not initially issued in the US, US A&M did issue two singles ("Oh How She's Changed" b/w "Or Am I Dreaming", and "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" b/w "Poor Jimmy Wilson").

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Cousins, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus"   3:53
2. "That Which Once Was Mine"   2:49
3. "All the Little Ladies" Cousins, Tony Hooper 2:18
4. "Pieces of 79 and 15" Cousins, Hooper 3:00
5. "Tell Me What You See In Me"   5:01
6. "Oh How She Changed" Cousins, Hooper 2:54
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "Or Am I Dreaming?" 2:25
8. "Where Is This Dream of Your Youth" 3:06
9. "Poor Jimmy Wilson" 2:37
10. "Where Am I? / I'll Show You Where to Sleep" 3:27
11. "The Battle" 6:34
A&M 2008 release bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Interview / That Which Once Was Mine" 3:41
13. "Poor Jimmy Wilson" 2:28
14. "The Battle" 6:09

These tracks were recorded on January 12, 1969 for John Peel's "Top Gear" radio show on BBC Radio 1.

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

A group of Arab musicians also feature on the track "Tell Me What You See in Me".

Recording[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue Comments
United Kingdom May 1969 (1969-05) A&M Records stereo LP AMS 936
Australia 1969 (1969) Festival mono LP AML-33,475
Australia 1969 (1969) Festival stereo LP SAML-33,475
Canada 1974 (1974) A&M Records stereo 2-LP set with Dragonfly SP9014 set entitled Early Strawbs
South Korea 2000 (2000) Si-Wan CD SRMC 0088
Unknown Progressive Line CD PL 527 bootleg
United Kingdom September 2008 (2008-09) A&M CD 5302679

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strawbs at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ Rob Young Uncut magazine, September 2008.