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    Posted: July 24 2017 at 15:16
From Strawbs homepage, news of a forthcoming album "The Ferryman's Curse".  It will be the first album of all new material since 2009.  The title track is supposed to be a sequel to "The Vision of the Lady of the Lake" which appeared on the Dragonfly album from 1970.  It also marked Rick Wakeman's first appearance in album notes though he had played as session musician for several artists prior to that.



Perhaps buoyed by Rolling Stone's selection of Hero and Heroine as one of the 50 best prog rock albums of all time, Cousins and company may hearken back to their most prog period of H&H and Ghosts.  "The Broken Hearted Bride" from 2008 came close but was let down by a few average songs towards the end.

It looks like there will be opportunities to help finance the project made available shortly




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Count me in, prog or not.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2017 at 20:53
So I didn't understand if Wakeman will be playing on this new album, or they are only talking about his appearance on "The Lady of the Lake" thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2017 at 07:26
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

So I didn't understand if Wakeman will be playing on this new album, or they are only talking about his appearance on "The Lady of the Lake" thing.

I doubt Rick Wakeman will be on the new album.  I was just mentioning that he had played on the original song.

It's likely to be Dave Bainbridge from Iona playing keys on the new album.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 25 2017 at 07:26
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

Count me in, prog or not.

agreed!
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pre-ordering to get your name in the booklet is open now, only till Sept 8

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Yippie! Yippie! Yippie! Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2017 at 19:26
Dick Greener, the all round good guy at strawbsweb, has an advance copy of the album and had reviewed it track by track


Sounds like lots of mellotron, several instances of dual lead guitars, and even bouzouki on one track!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 04:04
Aside from the classic keyboard sounds, the idea of twin guitar leads featuring both Lambert and Bainbridge sounds awesome. Can't wait to here this album!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9 hours 59 minutes ago at 19:46
If the Greener man says it is their best in many years...

Yeah, this will be good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9 hours 54 minutes ago at 19:51
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

If the Greener man says it is their best in many years...

Yeah, this will be good.

too bad the tour won't go near Massachusetts, or Quebec, for that matter  Thumbs Down
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^ I'm a satisfied newly retired long-time concertgoer so it doesn't really matter.

I'll def get any recent live album, though. Cheers.
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Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

^ I'm a satisfied newly retired long-time concertgoer so it doesn't really matter.

I'll def get any recent live album, though. Cheers.

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