|Remastered and expanded 3 Disc clamshell box edition of the 1977 album
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC32676 / Released: 17/06/2019
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. No Return / 2. Joey And Me / 3. Sealed With A Traitor’s Kiss / 4. I Don’t Want To Talk About It / 5. The Last Resort / 6. Time And Life / 7. New Beginnings / 8. Deadly Nightshade / 9. Words Of Wisdom / 10. Midnight (Out-Take) / 11. No Return (Acoustic Demo) / 12. Sealed With A Traitors Kiss (Acoustic Demo) / 13. Time And Life (Acoustic Demo) / 14. Deadly Nightshade (Acoustic Demo) / 15. Words Of Wisdom (Acoustic Demo) / 16. The Chosen Ones (Acoustic Demo) / 17. Sealed With A Traitors Kiss (Band Demo) / 18. No Return (Dublin Production Mix) / 19. Joey And Me (Dublin Production Mix) / 20. Deadly Nightshade (Dublin Production Mix)
CD 2 - Live - BBC Sight & Sound In Concert: 1. Lay Down / 2. The Last Resort / 3. Ghosts / 4. No Return / 5. Heartbreaker / 6. Sealed With A Traitors Kiss / 7. Simple Visions / 8. Cut Like A Diamond / 9. Out In The Cold / 10. Round And Round / 11. Hero And Heroine
DVD - Live - BBC Sight & Sound In Concert: 1. Lay Down / 2. The Last Resort / 3. Ghosts / 4. No Return / 5. Heartbreaker / 6. Sealed With A Traitors Kiss / 7. Simple Visions / 8. Cut Like A Diamond / 9. Out In The Cold / 10. Round And Round / 11. Hero And Heroine
More information: Released in late 1977, this would be the band’s final album to be released in the 1970s. Recorded in Dublin and London by a line-up of Dave Cousins (vocals, acoustic guitars, banjo, guitar), Dave Lambert (vocals, lead guitar), Chas Cronk (bass, acoustic guitar, vocals) and Tony Fernandez (drums, percussion) with guest keyboard players John Mealing and Robert Kirby, “Deadlines” was the Strawbs only album for the Arista label.
Often unfairly overlooked in the Strawbs canon and largely ignored by some quarters of the music press upon its release (at the height of Punk rock), “Deadlines” was a fine album featured some excellent tracks such as ‘No Return’, ‘The Last Resort’, ‘Sealed With A Traitor’s Kiss’, ‘Time And Life’, ‘New Beginnings’, ‘Deadly Nightshade’ and ‘Words of Wisdom’.
To promote the album Strawbs made a memorable appearance on the BBC TV and Radio simulcast programme “Sight & Sound in Concert” in February 1978 (featuring recently recruited keyboard player Andy Richards in their ranks) where they performed a blistering 60 minute set of some material from “Deadlines” along with other classics such as ‘Lay Down’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘Heartbreaker’, ‘Cut Like a Diamond’, ‘Round and Round’ and ‘Hero and Heroine’.
This concert appears on both a CD and a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) in this set for the first time, re-mastered from the original BBC tapes, along with 11 bonus tracks comprising alternate takes and demos from the “Deadlines” sessions.