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ELECTRIC STRAWBS TOUR UNDERWAY

A cracking start at the fabulous Worthing Pier venue, suspended over the incoming tide - a true case of "Down By The Sea". Strawbs were powerful and polished, as though they had just got back from last year's US tour. For a full review and pix, see the March tour pages.

Comments and pix now in for Pwllheli and Grantham. See you all on tour - I'm off to Bilston today to catch the next four gigs!

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Remaining tour dates:
Wed 22 Mar - Robin 2, Bilston
Thu 23 Mar - The Brook, Southampton
Fri 24 Mar - The Astor Theatre, Deal
Sat 25 Mar - The Pavilion, Hailsham

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NEW STRAWBS ALBUM - LIVE AT GETTYSBURG DUE MARCH

Release date back 1 week now 31 March. Pre-orders ought to be posted out w/b 27 March.

Hello everyone. Thanks for all your pre-orders for Live At Gettysburg - more than 230 orders!

PRE-ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED

My sincere apologies to all who had difficulties with the e-mail form - we'll fix that for next time round I hope.

The new live Strawbs DVD/CD package LiveAt Gettysburg, which will be in 5:1 surround sound (Region 0, NTSC format), was recorded at ROSfest in Gettyburg, PA during the recent electric US tour. The first recordings to feature Dave Bainbridge on keyboards. Updated track details on Gettysburg album page - you'll finally get to learn what Dave Bainbridge's between track instrumentals are called .....

Previews, comments etc will be added in due course.


CABINET OF WONDERS GIG - DAVE COUSINS LIVE IN NEW YORK - 24 FEB

A couple of photos from Robert Polchinski from last night's Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders at the City Winery in New York. Three songs from DC: "Benedictus", "New World", and "Lay Down" accompanied by Wes Stace and his band and Eric Bazilian (The Hooters) on lead guitar. Other acts last night included Teddy Thompson, Freedy Johnston and Sophie B. Hawkins. There were 4 songs played that Blue Weaver originally appeared on. Besides the 3 Strawbs songs, Freedy Johnston did a nice version of The Bee Gees "How Deep is Your Love".


Photos from Robert Polchinski


HUDSON FORD NEWS

HUDSON FORD BOXED SET

For a long time we have been waiting for Hudson Ford, an important part of the Strawbs story, to be released on CD. There have been some bootlegs, some Japanese card sleeve releases, but now there are firm plans for a proper boxed set release of the three A&M records, with bonus tracks, released by Caroline International. As well as the three albums, the boxed set will include non-album single B-sides and other unreleased tracks (such as "When The Lights Go Out" which was only ever on the Repertoire sampler). Sleeve notes by me. The release date is expected to be Mar 2017.

HUDSON FORD ON STRAWBSWEB

Prompted by the news of the Hudson Ford box set, I've improved coverage of HF albums and singles on Strawbsweb. As I said above, I regard HF as a crucial part of the Strawbs story - A&M labelmates and the propagation of their music to other juridsdictions informs us about the Strawbs own releases. Who knew that a Hudson Ford single made it out in Angola!

The Hudson Ford section has been completely revamped with more and improved scans and coverage of non UK releases. Check it out ....


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