Sent by Dick Greener 16 Apr 2010
Dave's book ready to pre-order, news of a major compilation of Strawbs' BBC recordings and various live gigs, including the Strawberry Fools debut shows on 14/15 May, which I'm very much looking forward to - hope to see a few of you there.
* Secrets, Stories And Songs - pre-ordering live
* Strawbs at the BBC
* Acoustic Strawbs dates
* Strawberry Fools - live 14 May and 15 May
* Cry No More - once more - Kingston, 16 May
* 40th Anniversary memorabilia at Witchwood Records
SECRETS, STORIES AND SONGS
DAVE COUSINS' COLLECTED LYRICS - LIMITED EDITION
WITH CD OF READINGS BY DAVE COUSINS
PRE-ORDERING LIVE - PUBLISHING JUNE 2010 (tbc)
This newly produced full colour book (including some lyrics from the depths of Dave's archived notebooks which have never seen the light of day) runs to some 300pp.
Each song includes a commentary from Dave Cousins about the song, and where non-standard, information about the guitar tuning the song is played in.
The book comes with a 17-track CD which features Dave reading various lyrics.
On the website you can see sample pages and listen to Dave read "Beside The Rio Grande".
The book is a limited edition of 1000 copies and is available to pre-order now. Those who pre-order by 23 May will get their names included in the printed book which will be available in July (exact date to be announced shortly). Pre-ordered copies will be signed and numbered by Dave Cousins.
The price of the volume from Witchwood Records will be:
UK - £22.49 (£19.99 plus £2.50 p&p)
EUROPE - £25.49 (£19.99 plus £5.50 p&p)
REST OF WORLD - £29.49 (£19.99 plus £9.50 p&p)
WHEN YOU ORDER ONLINE YOU NEED TO CHOOSE WHICH OF THE THREE YOU WANT - MAKE CERTAIN YOU PICK THE RIGHT OPTION !!!
You can order in one of the following ways:
* On-line from Witchwood Records - http://www.witchwoodrecords.co.uk
* By phone to Witchwood Records +44 (0)1536 399006
* By fax to Witchwood Records +44 (0)1536 399012
* By post to Witchwood Records, Hamilton House Mailings, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northant, NN17 4HH
Please be sure to tell us what name you would like in the book and exactly how you would like it written.
STRAWBS AT THE BBC
News in that Universal are putting together a major compilation of live tracks from BBC sessions/live appearances. No details yet of timing, number of CDs and price, but given the amount of material it's going to be a biggie.
Volume 1 (In Session) features sessions tracks from 60s and 70s shows Top Gear, Sounds Of The Seventies etc. Volume 2 ("In Concert") comprises three hour long concerts broadcast by the BBC in 1971 (Wakeman's last show with Strawbs), 1973 (BATS line-up) and 1974 (Hero And Heroine line-up).
Track details on Strawbsweb:
ACOUSTIC STRAWBS DATES
Friday 30 April, Astor Community Theatre, Deal
Saturday 1 May, Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham by Sea
I'm going to both of these - see you there ?
Four Churches Festival
Saturday 29 May at the Four Churches Festival - St Peter and St Paul, Brockdish - showtimes 6.30 and 8.30 pm.
This is organised by one Rick Wakeman. Check out their website at: http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/www.thefourchurchesfestival.co.uk
STRAWBERRY FOOLS - LIVE 14 MAY AND 15 MAY
Dick Greener, David Claridge, Les Cotton, Pete Rand and Ralph Tonge are the Strawberry Fools Strawbs tribute band - they played the Strawbs Christmas Party in 2008 and will be playing their first two full live shows on 14/15 May.
Fri 14 May
WITH VARIOUS SUPPORT AND SOLO SPOTS
Aldermaston Village Hall, The Street, Aldermaston, Berkshire RG7 4LW - £7.00
Doors 7.00pm, Show 8.00pm
Sat 15 May
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS - Roy Hill and Wychwood
The Hythe Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines, Middlesex. TW18 3HD - £8.00
The first night will be a more relaxed affair, the venue does not have a bar, but allows "bring your own" and there's a pub just down the road. There is a licensed bar at the Hythe Centre.
You can buy tickets on Ebay! Follow the links above. NB Tickets MUST be purchased ahead of the show. Please e-mail email@example.com when you have placed your order and let me know who is coming so I can watch out for the payment. (No actual tickets will be sent out, but your name(s) will be recorded on the guest list. If you don't know the names of your guests please specify Your Name plus 1, 2, 3 etc.) Any queries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please come along and support us if you can.
Check out the website which has some downloadable MP3s - www.strawberryfools.co.uk.
CRY NO MORE - ONCE MORE - KINGSTON, 16 MAY
And yet another Cry No More show - we're getting spoilt this year: 4 so far instead of the usual hardy annual. A different venue this time:
Ram Jam Club
46 Richmond Road
Kingston upon Thames
Sunday, 16 May 2010, 8.30 show time
40TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORABILIA AT WITCHWOOD RECORDS
Copies of the 40th anniversary programme are still available for £3 from Witchwood Records, along with the printed fabric bags (£4), and the poster, both signed (£5) and unsigned (£3).
Same ordering arrangements as for Secrets, Stories and Songs above.
"You'll scarcely believe all the pleasures inside..."