Acoustic Gold

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Although this 14-song collection features Strawbs recordings done with acoustic arrangements, it's not an album made specifically with writing and recording or re-recording acoustic material in mind. It's an anthology of acoustic recordings, all but two done between 2001 and 2011, and just three of which were previously unreleased though a couple of others had only been available on DVD. As a source of possible confusion, some of these are early 21st century re-recordings of songs that had first been recorded or issued decades earlier, such as "Josephine, For Better or Worse" and "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus." Two previously unreleased bonus tracks, dubbed ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Although this 14-song collection features Strawbs recordings done with acoustic arrangements, it's not an album made specifically with writing and recording or re-recording acoustic material in mind. It's an anthology of acoustic recordings, all but two done between 2001 and 2011, and just three of which were previously unreleased though a couple of others had only been available on DVD. As a source of possible confusion, some of these are early 21st century re-recordings of songs that had first been recorded or issued decades earlier, such as "Josephine, For Better or Worse" and "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus." Two previously unreleased bonus tracks, dubbed "Heritage Gold" on the back cover, were recorded in 1979 and 1980 with just Dave Cousins on guitar and vocals and Brian Willoughby on guitar. Despite the rather patchy assemblage around the acoustic concept, it does hang together pretty well as a portrait of the Strawbs' lower-key side. The arrangements aren't overdone or self-conscious, and combined with the moody-to-the-point-of-somber folk-rock songwriting mostly by Cousins, a consistently reflective mood is created in tasteful settings. A couple of contributors of note are Rick Wakeman on "A Glimpse of Heaven" and Robert Kirby who did the string arrangement for "Evergreen".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Witchwood Media
  • EAN: 5065000199524
  • Catalog Number: 2052
  • Sales rank: 88,828

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Strawbs Primary Artist
Rick Wakeman Piano, Guest Appearance
Dave Cousins Dulcimer, Banjo, Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals
Ian Cutler Fiddle, Guest Appearance
Robert Kirby Guest Appearance
Brian Willoughby Guitar
Dave Lambert Guitar, Vocals
Chas Cronk Keyboards, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Dave Cousins Producer
Robert Kirby String Arrangements
Chris Tsangarides Producer
Brian Willoughby Producer
Steve Crimmel Producer
Kenny Denton Engineer
Lambert Composer
Paul Smith Engineer
Dana Westover Engineer
Chas Cronk Programming, Producer, Mastering
Hawken Composer
John Hill-Turner Artwork
Jon Connolly Producer
James Rolley-Parnell Engineer
Gigi Bresciani Engineer
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