Label: A&M Records, Inc. - SP 4288 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock, Prog Rock
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Please try again later. The Strawbs have gone through so many changes, that it is difficult Youve Got Rabies On Your Breath - Various - Noise say this or that about them in a bad way for each recording.
Each album has its point of view and something on it worth buying it for. In this particular case for me, it was Rick Wakeman's piano piece and his playing. I am a fan of his and when he is great he is great. There is some great playing here and if you like this style of the Strawbs you will be happy with the purchase.
Much more folk than anything else One person found this helpful. I originally bought this LP back in my college days. At the time, it had every single sound and lyrical trick, that I absolutely loved, not to mention that my piano hero, Rick Wakeman, was for the first time a member of a group. He had played with Bowie on Space Odyssey before this, but that was session work.
Still, this album was perfect if I were in the mood to paint, write, or do other artistic persuits on my own. This is NOT the kind of album you Strawbs - Just a collection of ANTIQUES AND CURIOS. Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall play with a group of friends at a party. In every single way possible, this is a reflective, folk rock album, with lyrics that tell sentimental, nearly maudlin stories. At the Waltz of the Hours - The Thomas De Hartmann Project Presented By Elan Sicroff - Music For Piano, Voi for me, that was OK.
Not out of sarcastic laughter either. David Cousin's voice, for one thing, has a very tight, nasal, vibrato ladened tenor voice, which you either like, or hate. His quivering vocal delivery underlines the plaintive lyrics, and keening melody, which thematically link many of his composistions.
Since there're many slow songs on this live album, cousins' singing carries most of the sound. For those whom enjoy Cousins singing when he was completely in his rock period later, that can be a problem. So, let me tell you about the songs on the CD. That "Pete Seeger" philosophy was still controlling Cousins direction with writing.
Its a tragic story of a man's life, death and after death life,a 12 minute tale including the Grim Reeper, World War one, the loss of a one true love, the giving up of life's dreams to live with one's mother, until she died.
Then the man becomes a hermit, and died unknown and unmoarned. That's what upset me. This man's life ends up meaning nothing to anyone, except for his collection of antiques and curios, found around the dead man. Naturally, the man is reunited in heaven with his one true love, his family, and his favorite dog. Today a story in a song like this, strikes our tastes as filled with bathos, and sentimentalism.
If you don't think you can get past that, you wont like this song. And it is the central song of the CD. However, the extended song has many beautiful sections, is perfectly executed, and has a very spiritual basis. Its just a setpiece to show off Wakeman's virtuousity on the Piano. Several different famous bits and pieces of old silent movie themes, classical pieces, and so on, are woven together. It's Wakeman's ego trip, and an early indication of the excesses he was to explore thruout his career.
I love sitar in western folk music, and is certainly another reason why I enjoy this CD. Again, its slow. In fact the song is a lulleby for a sick girl, exploring the emotions of the compassion and worry a parent feels for their sick child. The sentimentality of these lyrics is actually about compassion for suffering, and the hope of recovery.
These spiritual themes Cousins explores thruout most his work. Wakeman plays some killer Hammond B3 organ licks, the singing doesnt have that slow, plaintif quivering heard with the slow numbers, and best of all, the tempo matches a listener doing something more exciting than dreaming.
It's the beat, believe it or not, that gives this song its ability to sink into the soul. And, it was a great up number to end the original LP edition. The CD reissue has three extra songs, two which are from that evening's performance. IT almost reminds you of some of those long, meandering Phil Ochs songs, when he was in his "Orchestral" period. Wakeman uses a moog, to produce a thick, orchestral blanket to the song. Think: acoustic Moody Blues from around It's too bad more of the songs from this concert, and tour, were not included on the CD, because its the only time that Rick Wakeman plays live with Strawbs, before he jumped ship to join YES.
As did Sandy Denny before she joined Fairport Convention. If you can get past the sentimental, Anglican spirituality in the lyrics, and Cousins unusual, high pitched whine when he sings, you will discover a really cool band. However, if you get nauseous from sentimentality, or didactic social insights plastered over the lyrical content, then you might not enjoy enough of this album to make buying it worthwild.
This is a pretty good Strawbs album, and features Rick Wakeman early in his career, including a solo. I also happen to like the back cover picture of them in what Strawbs - Just a collection of ANTIQUES AND CURIOS.
Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall like a traditional English pub. Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. Format: Audio CD. Mr Cousins' voice could take the treacle of a spoon.
Strawbs - Just a collection of ANTIQUES AND CURIOS. Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall is a monotone of folk dirge beloved to those with spade like beards and a lust for bursting into unaccompanied nasal traditional folk testes original word censored by Orgia - Impuro - Orgia. But this was my first and for a long time, me only Strawbs album. On vinyl. Wakeman-unseen on stage through waterfalls of blond hair.
The CD has some bonus tracks which don't add to what was a complete 40 minute set. Chuck Berry playing 20 minutes and walking off giving us the fingers-but what a 20 minutes. But enough Berry back to the Strawbs It has a little of everything-they can rock, bellow and lament and often all together. It still has a certain charm and I can still see the pimples looking back at me through the mirror of time. See all 13 customer reviews.
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