Strawbs (or The Strawbs) are an English rock band founded in 1964, led by Dave Cousins Members included Sandy Denny (who later went on to join Fairport Convention), Rick Wakeman (who was discovered whilst in the Strawbs, joined Yes and has had a lengthy solo career), Richard Hudson and John Ford (who. wrote "Part Of The Union" and then spun off as Hudson Ford) . Their album Hero And Heroine was voted one of the Top 50 prog records of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.
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"). All tracks written by Dave Cousins, except where noted
Strawbs (or The Strawbs) are an English rock band founded in 1964. Although the band started out as a bluegrass group they eventually moved on to other styles such as folk rock, progressive rock, and (briefly) glam rock
The Strawbs had done an album with Sandy Denny handling many of the vocals, and had also done quite a bit of unreleased recordings (now on the double CD Preserves Uncanned) prior to 1969's Strawbs. This is still their first proper album, but their wealth of prior live and studio experience most likely helped make it sound more confident and fully formed than many a debut effort. The group distinguished itself among the burgeoning school of British folk-rockers by delivering bittersweet folk-rock with a storytelling flavor
Album, 1969, A And M Records, Si-Wan Records. 1. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus. 2. That Which Once Was Mine. 3. All the Little Ladies. Album, 04 Февраль 1972, A And M Records. Re-Issue in 1998 by A & M Records with 2 bonustracks. 04:24 Thursday's Child.
For the Strawbs first official album (excluding their work with Sandy Denny which was retrospectively released some years later), we have to go way back to 1969. Back then, the band was an acoustic trio (even the bass here is a double bass, not a guitar) consisting of David Cousins, Tony Hooper and Ron Chesterman. Strawbs is a very good and slightly progressive folk/ rock album.
Strawbs are an English rock band founded in 1964. Led throughout by talented musician Dave Cousins, they are best-known for their folk-rock and progressive rock albums of the 1970s and for including Sandy Denny as an early member of the band (before she joined Fairport Convention) and Rick Wakeman for two albums (before he moved on to Yes). Strawbs were originally known as the Strawberry Hill Boys.
1. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus Lyrics. All The Little Ladies Lyrics. 5. Tell Me What You See In Me Lyrics.
|A1||The Man Who Called Himself Jesus|
|A2||That Which Once Was Mine|
|A3||All The Little Ladies|
|A4||Pieces Of 79 And 15|
|A5||Tell Me What You See In Me|
|A6||Oh How She Changed|
|B1||Or Am I Dreaming?|
|B2||Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth|
|B3||Poor Jimmy Wilson|
|B4||Where Am I? / I'll Show You Where To Sleep|
- Published By – Strawberry Music
- Published By – Essex International
- Distributed By – Pye Records (Sales) Ltd.
- Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.
- Made By – MacNeill Press Ltd.
- Lacquer Cut At – Pye Studios
- Pressed By – Tranco Limited
- Produced For – Tuesday Productions
- Art Direction – Tom Wilkes
- Bass – Ron Chesterman
- Guitar, Vocals – Dave Cousins, Tony Hooper
- Lacquer Cut By – T*
- Other [Musical Vibrations] – Tony Visconti (tracks: A2, A4, A6, B1, B3 to B5)
- Photography By – Barry Feinstein
- Photography By [Inside Liner] – Ray Stevenson
- Producer – Gus Dudgeon
- Written-By – Dave Cousins, Tony Hooper (tracks: A3, A4, A6)
NotesThis original 1st pressing come with a gatefold cover where the record is pulled from the middle on the inside, later pressings had the usual gatefold style cover.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout): AMLS 936A - 1 ✳T
- Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout): AMLS 936B - 1 ✳T
|AMLS 936||Strawbs||Strawbs (LP, Album)||A&M Records||AMLS 936||UK||1969|
|none||Strawbs||Strawbs (CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial)||Cum'On Everybody Records||none||Russia||2005|
|SLPS 1514||Strawbs||Strawbs (LP, Album, RE)||Sonet Records||SLPS 1514||Denmark||1969|
|PL 527||Strawbs||Strawbs (CD, Album, RE, Unofficial)||Progressive Line||PL 527||Australia||2002|
|TPT 251||The Strawbs*||Strawbs (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)||Tapestry Records||TPT 251||Liechtenstein||2014|