|Newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1972 solo album by STRAWBS founder with bonus tracks
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC2701 / Released: 29/11/2019
Track Listing: 1. Two Weeks Last Summer (3:07) / 2. October To May (2:27) / 3. Blue Angel (9:49) - i) Divided / ii) Half Worlds Apart / 4. The World (1:45) / 5. That's The Way It Ends (1:15) / 6. The Actor (4:28) / 7. When You Were A Child (3:02) / 8. Ways And Means (4:22) / 9. We'll Meet Again Sometime (4:48) / 10. Going Home (3:24) / Bonus tracks: 10. The Actor (Alternate Mix) / 11. Ways And Means (Alternate Take) / 12. I’ve Been My Own Worst Friend / 13. See How They Run (1972 Demo with Dave Lambert) / 14. The Rip Off Blues (1972 Demo)
More information: Recorded at The Manor studio, Oxfordshire in June 1972, the album followed on the heels of the highly successful STRAWBS album Grave New World. With many songs still to record, Dave Cousins chose to record a solo album utilising different musicians.
An impressive cast of players was drafted for the sessions including former Strawbs member and keyboard player RICK WAKEMAN, bassist ROGER GLOVER (from Deep Purple), drummer JON HISEMAN (from Colosseum) and guitarist MILLER ANDERSON (from the Keef Hartley Band). The album also saw contributions from future Strawbs member DAVE LAMBERT.
Two Weeks Last Summer featured a host of wonderful material, including the epic Blue Angel, the classic title track (later recorded by Sandy Denny / Fotheringay), We’ll Meet Again Sometime, The Actor and Ways and Means. Although failing to chart upon its release, the album is now regarded as a lost classic and worthy of anything Strawbs recorded at the peak of their success.
This edition has been newly re-mastered / from the original master tapes, features five bonus tracks, restores the original artwork and includes a new essay by Dave Cousins.
Line-up: Dave Cousins - vocals, guitars, piano, tinklies / Dave Lambert - guitars, backing vocals / Miller Anderson - lead guitar, slide guitar / Jon Hiseman - drums, percussion / Roger Glover - bass / Tom Allom - organ, backing vocals / Rick Wakeman - piano, organ / Tom Newman - backing vocals / Robert Kirby's wind Septet - wind instruments (5)