|Format: CD / Cat No: WMCD 2044 / Released: 30/03/2009
Track Listing: 1. The Call to Action / 2. Christmas Cheer / (Everything’s going to be alright) / 3. Too Many Angels / 4. The Broken Hearted Bride / 5. Shadowland / 6. Through Aphrodite’s eyes) / 7. Deep In The Darkest Night / 8. You Know As Well As I / 9. Everybody Knows / 10. Action Replay / 11. We’ll Meet Again Sometime
More information: The latest Strawbs album, ‘The Broken Hearted Bride’, hardly sounds like a band whose first album was released 40 years ago! It’s modern, finger-pointing, yet at the same time tender, with songs that reflect the quicksand times that we live in.
Strawbs’ long journey from London folk clubs - through folk-rock chart toppers - the evolution into stadium prog-rock - the side-step into intimate acoustic shows - and now back again to rock with attitude is like no other band. Produced by Chris Tsangarides, ‘The Broken hearted bride’ shows a clear link with the Strawbs classic, ‘Hero and Heroine’. The line-up comprises founder David Cousins, guitarist Dave Lambert, bassist Chas Cronk, and drummer Rod Coombes, with John Hawken on keyboards, and Ian Cutler (Feast of Fiddles) guesting on fiddle.
For fans of Classic Rock, Folk, Prog, Yes, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Spock's Beard, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention, Rick Wakeman, Steeleye Span, Bob Dylan, Barclay James Harvest, The Byrds, etc.