STRAWBS ~ Hero & Heroine




Another re-issue of an album of an earlier age. This one goes back to 1974. I’ve listened to the Strawbs before, since I like that type of music (Prog with older sounds). Renaissance is a prime example of that type. This is the first time I heard this album, and, it sounds better than any other Strawbs album that I’ve heard before. Dave Cousins & Dave Lambert, who normally play with a very laid back style, really stand out on this album. The album starts off slowly in the beginning with the song autumn, which comes in 3 parts. John Hawken really seems to flow on the 2nd track titled “Sad Young Man”. “Just Love”, written by Dave Lambert, really kicks off this album & gives you a totally different appreciation for the Strawbs. “Shine On Silver Sun”, written by Dave Cousins, goes back to the old Strawbs sound. Starting off on side 2, if you were listening to a vinyl album, is the title track “Heroes & Heroines”. Not my favorite track on the album, but, it definately does fit the Strawbs sound. “Midnight Sun” is definately a Dave Cousins song & you can tell the differences of sound by the writers of the track. As a matrter of fact, tracks 1-5 on side 2 of this album were all written by Dave Cousins. The one exception being “Midnight Sun” written by Cousins & Chas Cronk. The ending track, written by Lambert, reminded me of the Beatles “I Want You (She’s So Heavy) from Abbey Road. There are 2 bonus tracks on this as well. This album really rocks & is highly recommended by the Music Guru. This gets 5 out of 5 Music Guru Stars.


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