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Strawbs Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Witchwood
  • ASIN: B0091THYLY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,291 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. No Return 4:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Joey And Me 3:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss 3:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Don't Want To Talk About It 3:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Last Resort 2:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Time And Life0:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. New Beginnings 3:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Deadly Nightshade 3:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Words Of Wisdom 5:410.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Midnight (Out-take) 4:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. No Return (Dave Cousins acoustic demo) 3:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss (Dave Cousins acoustic demo) 3:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Time And Life (Dave Cousins acoustic demo)0:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Deadly Nightshade (Dave Cousins acoustic demo) 4:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Words Of Wisdom (Dave Cousins acoustic demo) 3:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Chosen Ones (Dave Cousins acoustic demo) 1:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Sealed With A Traitors Kiss (Band studio demo) 4:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. No Return (Dublin production mix) 3:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Joey And Me (Dublin production mix) 3:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Deadly Nightshade (Dublin production mix) 3:590.69  Buy MP3 

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The first authorised CD release of a the last album of the 1970s by Strawbs restored and re-mastered.20 tracks - the original album, acoustic demos, alternative recordings and mixes, and out-takes.This is the last Strawbs album to have been released on a major label in the 1970s when Strawbs were signed by Clive Davis to Arista.Produced by Jeffrey Lesser, Grammy and Golden Globe winner for the soundtrack of Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King ; double Grammy winner with the Chieftains including Long Black Veil , the biggest selling Celtic record of all time. Among many others, Jeffrey has also produced Barbara Streisand and Rupert Holmes. The album has been lovingly restored from the original tapes by Dave Cousins.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The drowning man is back... 8 Nov 2012
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David Cousins (DC) employs his usual rich metaphor and poetic touch throughout, accompanied by swirling sounds and imaginative song writing, the mystery is further accentuated by the cover art of a drowning man in a telephone box (well I think it's a telephone box) - brilliant. On the inside there is also more artwork from the original (which I owned) on a picture disk with a man that looks like Ronnie Barker hanging on to an old time telephone receiver, so putting it all together, the cover art must depict a man drowning in a telephone box. Warning - do not mimic this.

So much for the cover, to the music, much improved sound as you might imagine from the MK1 CD (which I owned.) There is a motif to 'Deadlines' (the point at which something must be completed) that runs throughout - resignation, reflection, regret, melancholia and epiphany or perhaps enlightenment. The feelings are never in one place for long, plummeting to the depths and then soaring away by renewed hope, joy and optimism. This is what makes Deadlines so good, typical Cousins style and he gives a few clues in the accompanying notes. The songs also make the most of two great rock voices, DC and Dave Lambert, giving it full throttle - essential. Lambert unusually takes the lead voice on the first track and carries on in great style - like you heard him on those earlier Strawbs albums.

The songs are all memorable and the sound is good, a nice swelling, expansive bass where applied rather than an 'in yer face', loud, punchy dance beat style that was to feature on the next album, Heartbreak Hill. I would also merit HH (from the same line up) with 5 stars although I do not like the production so much because of the more punchy bass, as was in vogue. Read the positive reviews for HH, I thoroughly concur.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful classic Strawbs album 29 Dec 2013
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A wonderful classic Strawbs album. I had it as a record, but lost it long ago. Really glad to get it back
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buy it. 26 Sep 2012
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Excellent album by one of the best bands ever,as usual top songs by Dave cousins and the band as a whole ,excellent musicisions ,its quite hard to choose a favourite album of the strawbs ie get there 2 latest cds from 2009/11 to see that they still continue to produce top albums,just buy it and you will not be disappointed ever.
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I've been a loyal fan of the strawbs for 40 years now. i remember when this first came out and was dubious of the material then. I wish that the current line up of the 3 original members could of gone back in the studio and polished these songs up to an high strawbs recording which we are all familair with!
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