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Painted Sky cover

Release date: 7 Dec 2005

Recorded in two shows at Painted Sky Studios in 2004 and 2005, this is the first live album from the Cousins/Lambert/Cronk line-up of Acoustic Strawbs. Produced by Steve Crimmel (who was responsible for the excellent Live at Nearfest release), it is an absolutely superb rendition of some of the more recent additions to the Acoustic Strawbs repertoire, with the guitar interplay now subtly enhanced by Chas's bass pedals and bass playing. Semi-Acoustic Strawbs maybe ...

Reviews including a preview by Dick Greener of an early mix.


Dave Cousins (vcls, gtr, dulcimer, banjo)
Dave Lambert (vcls, gtrs, EBow)
Chas Cronk (bs, gtrs, pedals, vcls)

Track listing

  1. Oh How She Changed
  2. Grace Darling
  3. Shine On Silver Sun
  4. The Antique Suite
  5. Benedictus
  6. Midnight Sun
  7. Cold Steel
  8. If
  9. Autumn

Sleeve Notes

Painted Sky Studios is owned and operated by veteran Los Angeles recording engineer Steve Crimmel. After several years as senior staff engineer at LA's highly regarded Ocean Way Recording, Steve set up his own studio in Cambria, just north of Los Angeles, a beautiful seaside village nestled in the vast Monterey pine forest. Steve has recorded some of the biggest names in contemporary music, including: Talking Heads, Lionel Richie, Neil Diamond, Ry Cooder, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne

Produced by Steve Crimmel
Recorded & Mixed by Steve Crimmel
Executive Producer: Ron Lindeboom
Strawbs Photographs: Richard Dowdy@Studio
Sleeve Design: John Hill-Turner @

Cover Illustration: The Painted Sky by Monique Passicot 2005
Monique Passicot is an Argentinian born American painter living in San Francisco, California

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