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Strawbs release new DVD on 22 September

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Topic: Strawbs release new DVD on 22 September
Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Subject: Strawbs release new DVD on 22 September
Date Posted: September 16 2008 at 09:24
It is called Lay Down With The Strawbs and features a live concert filmed in 2006. I think it is going to be great! I have pre-oredered it already Smile

Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: September 18 2008 at 12:51

Some more info on this DVD. It was recorded and filmed at The Robin in Bilston, March 5th 2006.
The line up was:
David Cousins: vocals, guitar, banjo
Dave Lambert: lead guitar, vocals
John Hawken: keyboards
Chas Cronk: bass, vocals
Rod Coombes: drums
Special Guest: John Ford: vocals, guitar
For me it is especially interesting that John Hawken is here! He is a very underrated keyboard player with a strong influence on the early prog scene with his participation on Renaissance first couple of albums and then with the Strawbs and later on with Illusion.
The track list (which I must say is truely fantastic with a very strong emphasis on the two best and most progressive Strawbs albums; Ghosts and Hero And Heroine):
1. Lay Down   
2. I Only Want My Love To Grow In You   
3. Shine On Silver Sun   
4. Ghosts   
5. Remembering You And I When We Were Young   
6. Cold Steel   
7. Impressions Of Southall From The Train  
8. The Life Auction   
9. Out In The Cold   
10. Round And Round   
11. Just Love   
12. Heroines Theme   
13. Deep Summers Sleep   
14. The Winter Long   
15. Raqs Aswad (drum Solo)   
16. Hero And Heroine   
17. Round And Round (reprise)   
18. Part Of The Union   
Bonus acoustic set:
19. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus   
20. Tears   
21. Pavan   
22. Kissed By The Sun   
23. Heavy Disguise
I'm really looking forward to this release! ClapClap to the band and the record company for releasing this.


Posted By: virginiaprogras
Date Posted: September 20 2008 at 21:51
This sounds like an excellent release.  I saw this lineup (sans John Ford) in Annapolis MD USA for the 40th anniversary electric tour and they sounded wonderful.

Sadly, John Hawken retired from touring shortly after that show so this will be a fine DVD to add to my collection.

Steve S-N

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Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: September 29 2008 at 10:12
I have now added this DVD to the archives. I got it in my mail box on the release date, and I have since watched it twice. Its good, but not perfect. A review will come soon.

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