Nomadness [Bonus Tracks]

Nomadness [Bonus Tracks]

by The Strawbs

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Overview

This chameleon of an album sounds more like ten different bands on a compilation than a unified Strawbs effort; fortunately, those ten bands are very good indeed. The album roars to life with spot-on imitations of Peter Gabriel in "To Be Free" and the Who in the windmilling riffs of "Little Sleepy." The bluesy torch song "Absent Friend" features some fine piano work and pensive electric guitar, while drummer Rod Coombes contributes a superbly withering (and still timely) blast at campaign finance and corruption in "A Mind of My Own." Rick Wakeman even shows up to pitch in a harpsichord part on the otherwise goofy throwaway "Tokyo Rosie." Unjustly neglected on its release by fans bewildered by the band's sudden reinvention of its sound, in retrospect this album easily stands among the best of their work. [Mercury's 2008 U.K. edition included two bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2009
Label: Imports
UPC: 0600753028223
catalogNumber: 5036146
Rank: 55308

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Strawbs   Primary Artist
Rick Wakeman   Electric Harpsichord,Musician
Dave Cousins   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Vocals,Musician
Tom (Colonel) Allom   Cymbalom,Musician
Tony Carr   Conga,Musician
Rod Coombes   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Musician
Charles Cronk   Bass,Vocals,Musician
Jack Emblow   Accordion,Musician
Tommy Eyre   Synthesizer,Piano,Clavinet,Musician
John Mealing   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano,Musician

Technical Credits

Dave Cousins   Composer
Tom (Colonel) Allom   Producer
Charles Cronk   Composer
Victor Gamm   Engineer
Gered Mankowitz   Cover Photo
Phil Smee   CD Package Design
Nick Marshall   Original Sleeve Design

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