Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

THE BEST OF STRAWBS

Strawbs

Prog Folk


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Strawbs The Best of Strawbs album cover
3.94 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 10% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy STRAWBS Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side 1
1. Hero And Heroine (3:20)
2. Tears And Pavan (6:35)
a) Tears
b) Pavan
3. A Glimpse Of Heaven (3:50)
4. Round And Round (4:44)
5. New World (4:08)
Side 2
6. Benedictus (4:24)
7. Shine On Silver Sun (2:46)
8. To Be Free (4:15)
9. Where Do You Go (When You Need A Hole To Crawl In) (3:02)
10. Autumn (8:29)
a) Heroine's Theme
b) Deep Summer's Sleep
c) The Winter Long
Side 3
11. Don't Try To Change Me (4:28)
12. Little Sleepy (4:09)
13. Part Of The Union (2:55)
14. Song Of A Sad Little Girl (4:18)
15. Down By The Sea (6:15)
Side 4
16. Lay Down (4:30)
17. Heavy Disguise (2:50)
18. Lemon Pie (4:01)
19. Blue Angel (9:51)
a) Divided
b) Half Worlds Apart
c) At Rest

Total Time: 69:03

Line-up / Musicians

Gaterfold album open on each exterior sides.

Releases information

2LP-A&M-SP 96005-Can-1978

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy STRAWBS The Best of Strawbs Music


Strawbs - Greatest Hits LiveStrawbs - Greatest Hits Live
Road Goes on Forever 1996
$11.98 (used)
The Best of StrawbsThe Best of Strawbs
A & M Records
$39.99
$7.49 (used)
Best - Part Of The Union by StrawbsBest - Part Of The Union by Strawbs
ZOUNDS GmbH
$324.38 (used)
Strawbs - The Best Of Strawbs - A&M Records - SP 6005Strawbs - The Best Of Strawbs - A&M Records - SP 6005
A&M Records
$13.95 (used)
Halcyon Days: The Very Best Of The Strawbs (2CD) By Strawbs (1997-02-10)Halcyon Days: The Very Best Of The Strawbs (2CD) By Strawbs (1997-02-10)
Polydor Group
$37.15
$37.56 (used)


More places to buy STRAWBS music online Buy STRAWBS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

STRAWBS The Best of Strawbs ratings distribution


3.94
(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
10%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(70%)
70%
Good, but non-essential (10%)
10%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (10%)
10%

STRAWBS The Best of Strawbs reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
4 stars The pick of the crop

A double album which collects together 18 tracks from the Strawbs time at A&M records, plus one from Dave Cousins solo album "Two weeks last summer". The earliest albums are skipped over. With only "Song of a sad little girl" and "A glimpse of Heaven" representing the first three albums.

The inclusion of longer tracks such as "Autumn" ("Hero and Heroine"), "Down by the sea" and "Tears and pavan" ("Bursting at the seams"), and "Blue angel" ("Two weeks last summer") balance the collection well with shorter more accessible tracks like "Lemon Pie" ("Ghosts"), and the wonderful "Shine on silver sun" ("Hero and heroine").

The Strawbs albums after "Ghosts" routinely failed to match the quality of their predecessors. Thus, while tracks such as "Little sleepy" and "To be free" (Nomadness) help to complete the picture chronologically, the compilation would have benefited from them being replaced by other tracks from the band's earlier classic albums.

Nonetheless, this is a first class compilation.

Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars The special inclusion in this compilation is ' Blue Angel' from Dave Cousin's solo Two Weeks Last Summer. Not to be confused with the remade version off Blue Angel in 2003. Another carefully put together album which has far more ' hits' than misses.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of STRAWBS "The Best of Strawbs"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives