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THE COLLECTION

Strawbs

 

Prog Folk

3.00 | 6 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars

This is Strawbs........ Really ?

I am trying to understand why this band is so reverred here at PA. What comes out of my speakers is not the type of music which leads to my highly regarded fellow progsters at PA falling over each others in praise for STRAWBS. Is this the band which Sandy Denny and Rick Wakeman once called their home ? I understand why I paid a paltry three pounds in my local HMV shop for this album. I bought it together with a lot of stuff and almost as an afterthought. I have not been listening to it before now.

This is STRAWBS ? No ? It seems like the pop and the half-baked folk stuff has been included here and most of the real great prog and folk stuff has been omitted. Thankfully, I also have another STRAWBS album here. One from the prog era. If that is as good as the Witchwood track from this compilation album, there is hope for a romance between me and STRAWBS. Sandy Denny is also sorely missed here. This compilation album is no good and probably only meant for those who are into inoffensive pop-rock spiced up with some folk rock. Although the spice is thin on the ground here. Not good !

2.5 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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