9/4/16

Strawbs - In Concert at the Paris Theatre London (1971)




















This is the 8th re-up, and I got some bew live shows to up. This one is older, featuring Rick Wakeman. Not my fave period of the band but each Strawbs amateur has his/her own so I'm sure some of you will love it. Catch it here. Details below are, as usual, from the first post (5 years ago, when we were quite younger).

This concert is known to be the last with Rick Wakeman on keyboard, before he joined Yes, replacing Tony Kaye. Not a bad thing he left I must say, since he's often totally out of subject with his progressive-epic approach of keyboards, more Keith Emerson than Matthew Fisher. Recorded one year after the Queen Elizabeth Hall concert that gave the Antiques and Curios album, it shows how the band grew confident, often not for the best, some versions being quite weak. Others are great such as "The Shepherd's Song". But it's clear that the band was going away from his folk roots, and it's no surprise Tony Hooper was living his last months with the band. All in all, an unavoidable addition to any Strawbs collection. I did a cover sleeve with a flyer for a show played some months later.






6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did I say thank you? No, I didn't. Shame on me.
I like this concert, and you can call me what you will, but I like the Strawbs with Wakeman better than the Strawbs without (altough I like the Yes wit Wakeman even better..)

dk said...

No problem :-), the important is that we both like Strawbs in a form or another. Thx for the thx
dk

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I haven`t heard the Strawbs before...
Why haven`t I ?
I like what I heard...
The important thing is that I know about them now :)
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Anonymous said...

I agree with your comments about Wakeman, btw. Talented keyboardist, but I never thought his style worked that well with the Strawbs. Give me Blue Weaver . . . .