The Strawbs Live at NEARfest 2004: From the Witchwood Media Archive Series, Volume 2

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  • Released: April 9, 2013
  • Label: Witchwood Media


  • 1.Out in the Cold
  • 2.Round & Round
  • 3.Burning For Me
  • 4.New World
  • 5.Autumn
  • 6.Heartbreaker
  • 7.Barren Land
  • 8.River
  • 9.Down by the Sea
  • 10.Hero & Heroine
  • 11.Round & Round (Reprise)
  • 12.Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Product Description:

Personnel: Dave Lambert (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, E-bow, background vocals); David Cousins (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, dulcimer, background vocals); Chas Cook (12-string guitar, background vocals); John Hawken (piano, Mellotron, keyboards, synthesizer); Rod Coombes (drums, cymbals, percussion).
Liner Note Authors: Ron Lindeboom; Kathlyn Lindeboom.
Recording information: Bethlehem, PA (07/11/2004).
Recorded at NEARfest in July 2004, this features a reunion of the five-man lineup the Strawbs had used during their commercial peak in the mid-'70s: Dave Cousins, John Hawken, Dave Lambert, Rod Coombes, and Chas Cronk. Not surprisingly, the songs performed draw heavily from their 1970s repertoire; most of the set, in fact, consists of material from '70s Strawbs albums. It's thus more a souvenir for committed fans than it is an artistic statement. If a memento is what you're looking for, however, this modestly packaged concert album is well done. The sound is good, and the songs are performed and sung well, though perhaps with a little more synthesizer than some listeners might wish. "Hero and Heroine," the three-part suite "Autumn," and "Round & Round" are among the better-known favorites reprised here, the last of the three literally so, as it's given one standard version and one reprise near the end. ~ Richie Unterberger

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