Price: £10.49
Format: cd
Artist: Strawbs
Availability: 26-06-2020
CatNo: ECLEC2719
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Strawbs Heartbreak Hill Dave Cousins CD
Remastered and expanded edition of the ‘lost' Strawbs album from 1978, Heartbreak Hill.
 
A definitive edition including five bonus tracks and an essay by Dave Cousins.
 
CD.
 
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Recorded in 1978 at Ringo Starr’s Startling Studios during a time of change for the band. Seeking to rethink their approach (following the release of the album Deadlines), the sessions featured a line-up of Dave Cousins (vocals, guitar), Chas Cronk (bass,vocals), Andy Richards (keyboards), Tony Fernandez (drums) and Jo Partridge (guitars, mandolin, vocals).
Recording sessions began with Dave Lambert in the ranks, but his departure after the recording of the song Something For Nothing led to the recruitment of Jo Partridge. 
 
The album would also see the guest appearance of Miller Anderson on guitar and vocals on the song We Can Make It Together. Despite the fraught nature of the beginning of the recordings, the finished work was a fine Progressive Rock album. Alas, upon completion, Strawbs found themselves without management or a record deal and Heartbreak Hill would remain unreleased in any form until 1995 when a CD was prepared from a 7 1⁄2 ips copy tape. 
 
1. SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
2. ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT YOU
3. WE CAN MAKE IT TOGETHER
4. HEARTBREAK HILL
5. STARTING OVER
6. TWO SEPARATE PEOPLE
7. DESERT SONG
8. LET IT RAIN
 
BONUS TRACKS
 
9. BRING OUT YOUR DEAD (DAVID COUSINS HOME DEMO)
10.ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT YOU (DAVID COUSINS HOME DEMO)
11.HEARTBREAK HILL (LIVE AT THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – SEPTEMBER 2009)
12.STARTING OVER (LIVE AT THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – SEPTEMBER 2009)