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SETLISTS - 1988 TO 1994

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audio recording

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video recording

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This is Part 2 of a listing of all concerts known to me which have setlists available. Part 4 covers from 1988 to 1994.

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1988 - Strawbs - Manchester

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Chris Parren (kybds)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
Autumn
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Josephine, For Better Or For Worse
Let It Rain
Grace Darling
The River
Lay Down
Hero And Heroine


1989 - Strawbs - Arnold Leisure Centre, Nottingham, recorded for transmission on local radio

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Chris Parren (kybds)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Stormy Down
Josephine For Better Or For Worse
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
Autumn
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
Grace Darling
The River/Down By The Sea
Part Of The Union
Lay Down
Hero And Heroine
Tell Me What You See In Me (new version)
You Never Needed Water


1990 - Strawbs - Central TV video/Strawbs Greatest Hits Live CD/Classic Rock Legends

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Chris Parren (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
The Hangman And The Papist
Ringing Down The Years
*Stormy Down
*Afraid To Let You Go
Grace Darling
The River/Down By The Sea
Lay Down
Part Of The Union
Hero And Heroine

The show has been released as Greatest Hits Live (CD), Greatest Hits Live (VHS video) and Classic Rock Legends. All tracks appeared on the CD but the video omits the tracks marked with an asterisk (*)



Feb 1990 - Cousins & Willoughby - Bracknell

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
The Hangman And The Papist
Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss
Beside The Rio Grande
Ways And Means
A Song For Alex
Blue Angel
Beat The Retreat
The Man Who Called Himself Jesus
Josephine, For Better Or For Worse


3 Feb 1990 - Strawbs - Hounslow

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Chris Parren (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
Autumn
New World
Grace Darling
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Josephine, For Better Or For Worse
The River
Lay Down


16 Nov 1990 - Strawbs - Turks Head, Twickenham

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Chris Parren (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
Autumn
The Hangman And The Papist
Grace Darling
Might As Well Be On Mars
Forever Ocean Blue
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
New World
The River/Down By The Sea
Ringing Down The Years
Afraid To Let You Go
### other tracks to follow ###


6 Apr 1991 - Strawbs - Regal Arts Centre, Worksop

[Jamming]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Chris Parren (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
Autumn
Ringing Down The Years
Stormy Down
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
Beat The Retreat
Might As Well Be On Mars


26 Apr 1991 - Cousins & Willoughby - George Hotel, Crewkerne

[Jamming]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
The Man Who Called Himself Jesus
Joey And Me
The Shepherd's Song
A Song For Alex
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
Stay Awhile
Ringing Down The Years
Tell Me What You See In Me
Beside The Rio Grande
Blue Angel
Further Down The Road
Beat The Retreat
Grace Darling
Lay Down
Ways And Means


5 Jul 1991 - Strawbs - Cleckheaton Town Hall

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Chris Parren (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
Ringing Down The Years
New World
The Hangman And The Papist
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Grace Darling
The River/Down By The Sea
Part Of The Union
Lay Down
Hero And Heroine
Beat The Retreat


7 Jul 1991 - Cousins & Willoughby - Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

[Jamming]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
A Song For Me
The Man Who Called Himself Jesus
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Joey And Me
Ringing Down The Years
Beside The Rio Grande
Witchwood
Winter's Song (Hold Onto Me The Winter Long ????/Hard Hard Winter????)
Grace Darling
Part Of The Union
Lay Down
You Never Needed Water


23 Sep 1991 - Strawbs - Town And Country Club

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Chris Parren (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
Ringing Down The Years
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
Grace Darling
The River/Down By The Sea
Part Of The Union
Lay Down


19 May 1992 - Cousins & Willoughby ### check, currently listed as Dave Cousins ### - White Horse, Hampstead

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs) ### check ##
The Hangman and the Papist
New World
The Plain
Beat Of The Street
Ringing Down The Years
You Never Needed Water
Grace Darling (including French verse)
Witchwood
Song For Alex
Blue Angel
Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss
Josephine, For Better Or For Worse
Ways And Means
Joey and Me


1993 - Strawbs - Silver Anniversary Tour - general setlist

[Elaine Charlson]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Don Airey (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
New World
The Hangman and the Papist
Glimpse of Heaven
Lemon Pie
Oh, How She Changed
Blue Angel
Further Down the Road
Cut Like a Diamond
Something for Nothing
Ringing Down the Years
Heartbreak Hill
Grace Darling
The River/Down By The Sea - [cut in the later concerts due to length]
Part of the Union
Lay Down
Hero and Heroine

Stormy Down or Benedictus or The Man Who Called Himself Jesus - as an encore (and occasionally 2 out of 3)


1993 - Strawbs - Suffolk'n'Good Festival

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Don Airey (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
New World
The Hangman and the Papist
Glimpse of Heaven
Lemon Pie
Oh, How She Changed
Blue Angel
Cut Like a Diamond
Something for Nothing
Heartbreak Hill
The River/Down By The Sea
Part of the Union
Lay Down
Hero and Heroine
Tell Me What You See In Me


7 Feb 1993 - Strawbs - Brentwood

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Tony Hooper (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Don Airey (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
New World
Hangman And The Papist
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Lemon Pie
Oh How She Changed
Blue Angel
Further Down The Road
Cut Like A Diamond
Solo by Don Airey
Something For Nothing
Ringing Down The Years
Heartbreak Hill
The River/Down By The Sea
Part Of The Union
Lay Down
Hero And Heroine
Benedictus
Stormy Down
This tour was the first time "Blue Angel" was played by Strawbs!


26 Oct 1993 - Strawbs - The Boat Race, Cambridge

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs) ?? No keyboard player ??
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Blue Angel
Grace Darling
The River/Down by the Sea
Part of the Union
Lay Down
Hero & Heroine
Beat The Retreat


21 Nov 1993 - Strawbs - Poole

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Blue Weaver (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Tell Me What You See In Me
Blue Angel
Part Of The Union
Lay Down


22 Dec 1993 - Strawbs - Sheffield

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Blue Weaver (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Tell Me What You See In Me
Blue Angel
Part Of The Union
Lay Down


23 Dec 1993 - Strawbs - Preston

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Blue Weaver (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Tell Me What You See In Me
Blue Angel
Part Of The Union
Lay Down


29 Dec 1993 - Strawbs - Newcastle

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Blue Weaver (kybds)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Tell Me What You See In Me
Blue Angel
Part Of The Union
Lay Down

Touring with Lindisfarne, this was the final night of the tour as it turned out - the final gig in London didn't take place. Though I like both bands, the opening Strawbs set just knocked Lindisfarne off the stage.



12 Mar 1994 - Strawbs - Melton Mowbray

[Elaine Charlson]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Blue Weaver (kybds) ???
Chas Cronk (bs, vcls)
Paul Wiffen (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
The Hangman And The Papist
Grave New World
Ringing Down The Years
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Blue Angel
The River/Down by the Sea
Part of the Union
Lay Down
Hero And Heroine

This is a unique gig. Owing to clashes with other commitments, neither Brian Willoughby nor Rod Demick were able to play. Chas stepped in on bass, and Paul Wiffen was brought in on guitar. Paul, who writes widely on music technology in Sound on Sound magazine and elsewhere, recounted to me that he approached the gig with some trepidation - after he'd learnt the setlist hurriedly from the albums, the rehearsal time allocated was somewhat eroded by technical problems and "relaxation" at the local boozer. Still it all went well enough so no harm done.

For pictorial evidence see photos of the show.



25 Jun 1994 - Strawbs - Cheltenham Town Hall

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Blue Weaver (kybds) ???
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
Ringing Down The Years
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Blue Angel
The River/Down by the Sea
Part of the Union
Lay Down
Hero And Heroine


17 Jul 1994 - Cousins & Willoughby - The Creek, Rochester, NY State

[Dwight Hodge, via Elaine Charlson]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
The Hangman And The Papist
New World
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Witchwood
The Desert Song
Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss
Ringing Down The Years
Grace Darling
Joey And Me
Beside The Rio Grande
Beat The Retreat
Blue Angel
Part Of The Union
Lay Down
Ways And Means
You Never Needed Water


20 Jul 1994 - Cousins & Willoughby - Krogh's Restaurant & Tavern, Sparta, NJ

[Tony Yeatropoulos]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
The Hangman And The Papist
Grave New World
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Desert Song
Josephine, For Better Or For Worse
Ringing Down The Years
Grace Darling
Joey And Me
Beside The Rio Grande
Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss
Blue Angel
You Never Needed Water
Part Of The Union
Lay Down


21 Jul 1994 - Cousins & Willoughby - Krogh's Restaurant & Tavern, Sparta, NJ

[Tony Yeatropoulos]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
You Never Needed Water
The Hangman And The Papist
Grave New World
Sealed With A Traitor's Kiss
Desert Song
Ringing Down The Years
Grace Darling
Joey And Me
Beside The Rio Grande
Witchwood
Blue Angel
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Strange Day Over The Hill
Part Of The Union
Lay Down


20 Oct 1994 - Strawbs - Wolverhampton Civic Centre (Wolfram Theatre)

[Elaine Charlson]

Personnel were:
Dave Cousins (gtrs, vcls)
Richard Hudson (dms, vcls)
Blue Weaver (kybds) ???
Rod Demick (bs, vcls)
Brian Willoughby (gtrs)
Cut Like A Diamond
Something For Nothing
The Hangman And The Papist
Grave New World
Will You Go
Goodnight Irene (chorus only)
A Glimpse Of Heaven
Stormy Down
Golden Salamander
Blue Angel
The River/Down By The Sea
Tell Me What You See In Me
Part Of The Union
Lay Down
Hero And Heroine

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