Strawbs ‎- Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios (1970) A&M Records/SAML-934175- NZ 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Strawbs ‎- Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios (1970) A&M Records/SAML-934175- NZ 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Strawbs ‎- Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios: Live At The Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Label: A&M Records/SAML-934175 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

A1 Martin Luther King's Dream 2:53
A2 The Antique Suite 12:12
A2a The Reaper
A2b We Must Cross The River
A2c Antiques And Curios
A2d Hey It's Been A Long Time
A3 Temperament Of Mind 4:50
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B1 Fingertips 6:14
B2 Song Of A Sad Little Girl 5:28
B4 Where Is This Dream Of Your Youth 9:07


Companies, etc.

Made By – Festival Records (NZ) Ltd.
Licensed From – A&M Records

Credits

Piano, Organ, Celesta [Celeste], Harpsichord – Rick Wakeman
Producer, Mixed By – Tony Visconti
Recorded By – Bob Auger
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Dulcimer – Dave Cousins
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine – Tony Hooper
Vocals, Bass Guitar – John Ford (2)
Vocals, Percussion, Sitar, Congas – Richard Hudson

Notes
Recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall London on July 11, 1970
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Side A): SMX 37997 A+M SP 4475-M1 MR ∆15644
Matrix / Runout (Runout Etching Side B): SMX 37998 A+M SP 4476-M1 MR ∆15644-X


Strawbs ‎- Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios (1970) A&M Records/SAML-934175- NZ 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Strawbs ‎- Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios (1970) A&M Records/SAML-934175- NZ 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Strawbs ‎- Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios (1970) A&M Records/SAML-934175- NZ 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz



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A superb early live album from the Strawbs, allowing Rick Wakeman the most latitude to demonstrate his abilities he ever received during his brief time with the band.

“Martin Luther King’s dream” is an excellent opener, faithful to King’s preachings, while melodic and powerful. “The antiques suite” is four unrelated songs joined together in medley format. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and the songs blend neatly together to form a pleasant, if slightly basic piece. “Temperament of mind” sees Wakeman take centre stage with his piano, for a 5 minute solo spot, mixing classics and self compositions. For those in the UK old enough to remember, there’s an amusing “Hamlet cigar advert” moment, when Wakeman alludes to having difficulty finding the right notes.

“Fingertips” finds Dave Cousins exploring what would become over the years his schoolboy like fascination with adult themes. “Where is this dream of your youth” once again allows Wakeman to benefit from a lengthy solo spot, this time on organ, there’s more than a hint of what was to come with Yes here.

The bonus tracks on the remastered CD are excellent, especially the live version of “The vision of the lady of the lake”, a disturbing tale of a young man and his encounters which first appeared on the “Dragonfly” album.

“Antiques and Curious” marked the Strawbs initial steps from folk rock to prog rock, and did so in a very assured and competent way. It does sound somewhat dated now, but is worth seeking out nonetheless. Unlike most live albums, a number of the tracks included here remain otherwise unavailable in a studio recorded format.
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