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Title: A Taste Of Strawbs
Artist: Strawbs
Type: Compilation/Box Set
Released: 13th November, 2006
Recorded: 1966-2006
Length: 370:20 (5 Discs), 300:17 (4 Discs)
Label: Witchwood
Producer: Strawbs


A Taste Of Strawbs is a long awaited box set by Strawbs. It was released in 2006.

CD1: "Eyes Wide Open" (1966–1971): The Strawberry Hill Boys to Sandy Denny and the Strawbs. Then the Strawbs go electric as Rick Wakeman joins the band. (73:37)

CD2: "Changing Places" (1972–1974): High flying singles and albums in the UK and North America. (73:26)

CD3: "Inside Out" (1975–1988): Strawbs go their separate ways for a while, but Wakeman brings them back together. Success at the Cambridge Folk Festival spawns a network TV documentary and concert. Wakeman and Cousins appear together in concert. (75:02)

CD4 "Further Down The Road" (1990–2006): 25th Anniversary tour - Don Airey on keyboards. The Chiswick House concert. Wakeman and Cousins record again. Strawbs Acoustic reinvent the band. Strawbs headline major festivals. (78:12)

CD5 "Tastebuds" bonus disc (only included with first 1000 box sets) (70:03)

Track Listing Edit

Disc One Edit

  1. The Grey Hawk (2:15)
  2. The Cruel Wars (AKA Higher Germanie) (2:48)
  3. You Don't Think About Me (Demo) (2:02)
  4. Not All The Flowers Grow (Demo) (2:25)
  5. You Keep Going Your Way (Demo) (2:41)
  6. Sail Away To The Sea (3:21)
  7. Nothing Else Will Do (2:12)
  8. Oh How She Changed (2005 Remix) (3:54)
  9. Or Am I Dreaming (2005 Remix) (2:25)
  10. All The Little Ladies (Alternate Mix) (2:47)
  11. Ah Me, Ah My (Alternate Mix) (1:23)
  12. The Man Who Called Himself Jesus (Alternate Mix) (4:35)
  13. The Battle (6:08)
  14. It's Just Love (3:55)
  15. Another Day (3:01)
  16. Forever (3:41)
  17. Where Am I / I'll Show You Where To Sleep (3:59)
  18. Canon Dale (3:38)
  19. RMW (Instrumental) (5:27)
  20. Sheep (11:48)

Disc Two Edit

  1. Tomorrow (4:49)
  2. New World (4:12)
  3. Here It Comes (3:16)
  4. See How They Run (Demo) (2:40)
  5. Going Home (Alternate Version) (3:11)
  6. The Actor (Alternate Mix) (4:41)
  7. Part Of The Union (Original Version) (2:57)
  8. The Winter And The Summer (Demo) (4:41)
  9. Whichever Way The Wind Blows (Alternate Version) (2:50)
  10. Shine On Silver Sun (Extended Version) (8:43)
  11. Out In The Cold (Acoustic Demo)/Round And Round (Acoustic Demo) (7:00)
  12. The Writing On The Wall (Acoustic Demo) (2:11)
  13. The Four Queens (2:12)
  14. Ghosts Theme (1:32)
  15. Lemon Pie (Acoustic Demo) (2:40)
  16. Cherie Je T'Aime (3:16)
  17. So Shall Our Love Die (Acoustic Demo) (3:31)
  18. Still Small Voice (Acoustic Demo) (3:01)
  19. Absent Friend (How I Need You Now) (5:53)

Disc Three Edit

  1. The Merchant Adventurer (Acoustic Demo) (3:50)
  2. Blue Angel (10:47)
  3. Goodbye (Alternate Version) (3:53)
  4. Deadly Nightshade (Acoustic Demo) (4:15)
  5. Midnight (4:05)
  6. Sweet Voices (3:39)
  7. Bring Out Your Dead (Acoustic Demo) (4:08)
  8. Another Day Without You (Demo) (4:23)
  9. Touch The Earth (3:53)
  10. Armada (5:02)
  11. A Glimpse Of Heaven (3:42)
  12. The Hangman And The Papist (3:55)
  13. I'll Carry On Beside You (2:54)
  14. Heavy Disguise (Rehearsal) (2:57)
  15. That's When The Crying Starts (4:16)
  16. Evergreen (Demo) (4:22)
  17. Song Of A Sad Little Girl (4:55)

Disc Four Edit

  1. Ringing Down The Years (6:48)
  2. Further Down The Road (Acoustic Demo) (2:27)
  3. Heartbreak Hill (7:01)
  4. Extravaganza On A Theme Of Strawbs (5:02)
  5. File Of Facts (1:05)
  6. Hero And Heroine (4:02)
  7. The Ten Commandments (5:11)
  8. The King (4:08)
  9. Hummingbird (Instrumental) (3:44)
  10. Alice's Song (3:02)
  11. McLean Street/Who Knows Where The Time Goes (7:24)
  12. We'll Meet Again Sometime (6:40)
  13. Sunday Morning (Single Mix) (3:24)
  14. On A Night Like This (Acoustic Version) (2:25)
  15. Dragonfly (3:52)
  16. Canada (6:56)
  17. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (4:52)

Disc Five Edit

  1. The Happiest Boy In Town (Demo) (1:45)
  2. Draught Raga (4:33)
  3. Ways And Means (4:17)
  4. Rip It Off Blues (Demo) (2:31)
  5. Stay Awhile With Me (2:40)
  6. Oh So Sleepy (3:09)
  7. Baracole (Instrumental) (3:29)
  8. Time And Life (Demo) (4:01)
  9. Heartbreaker (3:58)
  10. Andalucian Express (4:01)
  11. Lay Down (4:44)
  12. Over The Hill (4:42)
  13. You Never Needed Water (2:46)
  14. If (Acoustic) (4:50)
  15. Cold Steel (4:39)
  16. The River/Down By The Sea (12:48)

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