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FROM THE WITCHWOOD

Strawbs

 

Prog Folk

4.02 | 205 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars A glimpse of heaven

With From The Witchwood, Strawbs took a major leap forward in their evolution. Not only do they sound many times more confident here compared to the immature two first studio albums, but suddenly they also had their very own sound and really strong material. Assorted stringed acoustic instruments are cleverly mixed with Rock drums, Rick Wakeman's brilliant keyboards, and Dave Cousins' haunting lead vocals to transport the listener right into the heard of the mystical witchwood. Instruments used include banjo, autoharp, harpsichord, organ, celeste, dulcimer, piano, and electric piano. Rick is even credited for playing Mellotron and Moog, but don't expect anything like he later did with Yes.

In my view, From The Witchwood is one of Strawbs' strongest albums. Indeed, for me it is not only better than the previous two studio albums but also than the following two. However, the real peak of the band's career, at least from a progressive point of view, came later with Hero And Heroine and Ghosts.

Excellent addition to any Prog Folk collection

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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