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4 stars Some Iconic Strawbs Songs.

One of the Strawbs' most-loved albums, this album sees the band moving into rock while still keeping their feet in the folk pool. Rick Wakeman is now an official member, and he is given a few short bursts of brilliance to show off (in "Sheep" and at the beginning of "Hangman and the Papist"). This album is full of iconic Strawbs songs, such as the amazing title track "Witchwood", also "Glimpse of Heaven", "Hangman...", "Sheep", "Cannondale" and "I'll Carry On Beside You". But my very favourite here is "In Amongst the Roses", an acoustic number with such beautiful lyrics and multi-part vocal harmonies that it brings tears to my eyes. It is SO excellent. "Thirty Days", John Ford's song about a soldier who just has to live for a month longer before he can return home from the war to his family, is also very poignant and a key track. All in all, highly recommended. Wonderful music. I give this album 8.5 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to 4 PA stars.

Walkscore | 4/5 |


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