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DEEP CUTS

Strawbs

 

Prog Folk

2.75 | 56 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars Simple visions

Definitely better than the previous Nomadness, but not quite as good as the following Burning For You. At this point in their evolution, most of the Folk had been ejected, and most of the progressive ambitions had come and gone. The Strawbs of the latter half of the 70's (Nomadness to Deadlines) was a straightforward Rock group with only minor folky and proggy elements left. As such these albums are bound to disappoint both the old Folk fans as well as the Prog fans. Personally, I kind of like these albums, even if I would readily admit that they fall very far behind the band's best. Two tracks are very good though, The Soldier's Tale and Beside The Rio Grande. These save the album from the same low rating as Nomadness.

The rest of the songs here are shorter, simpler, and catchier than what we would except from Strawbs. But not bad taken for what it is.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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