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WOLSTENHOLME WOOLLY - Strange Worlds - A Collection 1980-2010 (7 CD Box Set)

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WOLSTENHOLME WOOLLY - Strange Worlds - A Collection 1980-2010 (7 CD Box Set)7 CD box set featuring the entire solo recordings plus a 20 track bonus CD of unreleased songs
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC72636 / Released: 27/07/2018

Track Listing: CD 1:
1. Sail Away / 2. Quiet Islands / 3. A Prospect Of Whitby / 4. Lives On The Line / 5. Patriots
6. Gates Of Heaven (14/18) / 7. American Excess / 8. Maestoso – A Hymn In The Roof Of The World / 9. Waveform / 10. Even The Night (Live In Vienna) / 11. Has To Be A Reason (Live In Vienna)

CD 2:
1. Deceivers All / 2. Has To Be A Reason / 3. Down The Line / 4. All Get Burned / 5. Too Much, Too Loud, Too Late / 6. Even The Night / 7. The Will To Fly / 8. Sunday Bells / 9. Open / 10. Why Remain / 11. Sail Away (Demo) / 12. Quiet Islands (Demo) / 13. American Excess (Live In Vienna) / 14. Lives On The Line (Live In Vienna) / 15. Deceivers All (Live In Vienna) / 16. Bootham Park Elegy

CD 3:
1. The Bells, The Bells! / 2. Blood And Bones / 3. A Waiting Game / 4. It’s You (Sixties Mix) / 5. Souk / 6. One Drop In A Dry World / 7. Anss / 8. The End Of The Road / 9. Explorers / 10. 2:00 Am / 11. The Starving People Of The World All Thank You For Your Time / 12. Carpet

CD 4:
1. Abendrot / 2. The Bells, The Bells! / 3. Deceivers All / 4. Has To Be A Reason / 5. In Search Of England / 6. The Iron Maiden / 7. Sunday Bells / 8. Poor Wages / 9. The Poet / After The Day / 10. The Will To Fly / 11. A Prospect Of Whitby / 12. Harbour / 13. Early Morning / 14. Big Organ End

CD 5:
1. Coming Soon To A Cinema Near You / 2. Through A Storm / 3. Love Is… / 4. A Lark / 5. That’s The Price You Pay / 6. The Iceman Cometh / 7. Hebden Bridge / 8. Loot / 9. Harp And Carp / 10. Birds / 11. Location, Location, Location / 12. Abendrot / 13. Marsch Burleske / 14. Pas De Deux / 15. A Scene From A London Flat

CD 6:
1. Caterwauling / 2. Soldier Of Fortune / 3. The Road To Nowhere / 4. Matilda Yarrow / 5. The Collector / 6. Closure / 7. Always / 8. I Don’t Like You / 9. Tonight Could Be The Night / 10. Shoes / 11. Strange Worlds / 12. Quicksand / 13. Blossom Hill / 14. Pills

CD 7:
1. Your Starter For Ten / 2. The Streets Of This Town / 3. Brian Maclean / 4. The Angelus / 5. Faith, Hope & Charity / 6. Hiraeth / 7. The Light At The End Of The World / 8. Wagon / 9. Madrigal / 10. A Stolen Life / 11. Alone / 12. Bill Song / 13. A Funny Kind Of Blue / 14. Day Song / 15. Sleeping / 16. Romanze / 17. It’s A Dream (Robbie’s Song) / 18. Winter World (For Chloe) / 19. Bethlehem / 20. Death In Oldham

More information: A 7 CD clamshell box set featuring the entire solo recordings by Barclay James Harvest founder member Woolly Wolstenholme and his band Maestoso.

“Strange Worlds – A Collection 1980 – 2010” gathers together all of his solo albums (all of which have been unavailable for some years) and adds a 20 track additional CD, “The Unlost Works – Demos & Fragments”, a previously unreleased collection of recordings. The set also features an illustrated book with a new essay written by BJH authorities Keith & Monika Domone. “Strange Worlds” is a fitting tribute to the multi-faceted music of the much-missed Stuart “Woolly” Wolstenholme.

Contains the albums “Maestoso”, “Black Box Recovered”, “One Drop In A Dry World”, “Fiddling Meanly (Live At The Mean Fiddler)”, “Grim”, and “Caterwauling”. Also featuring a bonus disc of twenty previously unreleased demos & alternate recordings.

Described by BJH guitarist John Lees as “the soul of Barclay James Harvest”, Woolly departed BJH in June 1979 to plough his own musical furrow. The 1980 album “Maestoso” was a majestic work with many outstanding highlights. Unfairly overlooked at the time of its release, the album is now regarded as a classic work. A period of touring saw Wolstenholme enter the studio to begin a second album, sadly shelved. Soon after Woolly retired from music, but he would reunite with John Lees of BJH in 1998 to record and tour. “Black Box Recovered”, released in 2003, featured all of these abandoned recordings, along with a selection of rare demos and live recordings. In 2004 Woolly and his band Maestoso released the acclaimed album “One Drop In A Dry World”, featuring such highlights as ‘Blood & Bones’, ‘Souk’ and ‘Carpet’. The limited edition live album “Fiddling Meanly” was issued in 2005 and was a document of a performance at The Mean Fiddler in London the previous year. He continued to record as a solo artist alongside his work with John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest, releasing the praised album “Grim” in 2006, following this with his final solo work, “Caterwauling” in 2007.

Woolly Wolstenholme tragically passed away in 2010, leaving a marvellous legacy of work, both as a member of Barclay James Harvest and as a solo artist.