|Newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the 2007 solo album by Strawbs founder member
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC 2723 / Released: 24/07/2020
Track Listing: 1. Never Take Sweets From A Stranger / 2. Mellow Moon / 3. The Smile You Left Behind / 4. Calling Out My Name / 5. Mother Luck / 6. Wish You Were Here / 7. Skip To My Lou / 8. Lonely Days, Lonely Nights / 9. Bringing In The Harvest / 10. Hellfire Blues
Recorded live at Shank Hall, Milwaukee, 18th March 2008: 11. Never Take Sweets From A Stranger
Recorded live at the Strawbs 40th Anniversary Celebtration, Twickenham 12th & 13th September 2009: 12. Skip To My Lou / 13. Hellfire Blues
More information: THE BOY IN THE SAILOR SUIT was Cousinsí second solo album, appearing thirty-five years after his first solo outing TWO WEEKS LAST SUMMER. The album was a fine collection of personal songs and was produced by Chris Tsangarides.
For the recording sessions Dave Cousins assembled a fine cast of musicians; Miller Anderson (guitar), Chas Cronk (bass), Ian Cutler (fiddle) and Chris Hunt (drums) with guests Chris Ball (piano), Tony Attwood (organ) and Elizabeth & Francis Tophill (vocal harmonies). The ensemble was to be known as The Blue Angel Orchestra (a reference to the epic track on Cousinsí first solo album).
Following a few days rehearsal in Teddington, the album was recorded and mixed in just a week at Chris Tsangaridesí studio in Kent, with most tracks recorded live, giving the album a fine spontaneity. The finished album was widely praised upon its release by both STRAWBS fans and critics.
Unavailable for some years, THE BOY IN THE SAILOR SUIT has been newly re-mastered and expanded to include three bonus tracks featuring live performances of songs from the album, recorded in the USA in 2008 and in the UK in 2009.
This release features the original artwork and booklet liner notes by Dave Cousins.