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Poll Question: Poll snapshot from four only
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6 [33.33%]
2 [11.11%]
9 [50.00%]
1 [5.56%]
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    Posted: February 01 2007 at 13:44
I have always enjoyed these four albums that were released by Strawbs in the late 70's. Not most peoples favourite Strawbs era! But I am curious to see which the Strawbs enthusiasts rate highest out of these four albums.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2007 at 15:10
All of these are a wee bit flawed, but I have a soft spot for Burning For You, because of the first track, and the over the top Alexander the Great.

Deep Cuts has a couple of great tunes on it too.

I believe I've reviewed all these.

later on...nope, I didn't review Deadlines...I coudn't think of anything nice to say about it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2007 at 15:18
Spot on Heptade, not their best releases by any means, but like you I thought "Burning..." was the best of these.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2007 at 16:23
Well, I am a man of discerning taste. Off topic slightly, Grave New World is my favourite.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2007 at 17:35

Of these records I only have Deep Cuts and the track Tokyo Rosie from Nomadness. Magic is desappeared, despite still some interesting tracks as Beside Rio Grande.

I like all their stuff I listened to, though, so I'm sure I will purchase all their classic output until Deadlines!Approve
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2007 at 17:48
i love heartbraker in burnimg for you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2007 at 19:44
I have all four (Nomadness only on vinyl, of course; my Progressive Line boot CD made from a cassette sounds awful)....   Deadlines has one good song (Words of Wisdom), Burning For You and Deep Cuts have a couple of good songs, but all three are marred by the production and arrangements.  Nomadness has several GREAT songs (Golden Salamander, Hanging in the Gallery, & So Shall Our Love Die?), and is head and shoulders above the others.  Incidentally, I emailed the Strawbsweb guy, asking him if the non-release of Nomadness on CD had to do with licensing issues or lost master tapes, and he said it was licensing.  However, recently I bought an import compilation that had So Shall Our Love Die? on it (the only CD release of that song), and there's a drop-out near the end.  So maybe it's not a licensing problem after all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2007 at 22:28
I think Cousins is probably holding back on Nomadness being released on CD until the timing is right....but if the masters ( which is what I heard in the early 90's) are deleted as in the A + M masters then there could well be a problem much bigger than licencing. I am also surprise to see ' So Shall Our Love Die?" being on a compilation.
 
I agree with you Soundsweird re Nomadness. A highly underrated album. I love all these four albums hence the poll to get a feel and I am surprised that Burning For You leads the polls at this stage.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 02 2007 at 08:20
Originally posted by Heptade

All of these are a wee bit flawed, but I have a soft spot for Burning For You, because of the first track, and the over the top Alexander the Great.

Deep Cuts has a couple of great tunes on it too.

I believe I've reviewed all these.

later on...nope, I didn't review Deadlines...I coudn't think of anything nice to say about it.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2007 at 08:47
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2007 at 15:58
Nomadness.  The others a good and all, but I find Nomadness to be the better of the lot.  If Brave New World was up there that would get my vote for best Strawbs ever.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2007 at 20:59
Considering their standing among the Strawbs' work, I was pleasantly surprised to find many quality cuts in these albums. All are well worth checking out, as long as you can accept a band who kept "progressing" with their sound.
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