A rare find indeed... an original LP album released by The Strawbs in 1969, under their own label, 'Strawberry Music Ltd', as a sampler of their own music. Only 99 copies were ever produced, and the whereabouts of only 7 are currently known.
The group, The Strawbs, visited our folk club, Pipers, at Botallack near St Just, Land's End in Cornwall, a couple of times in the late 1960s. The club was run by my mother, Brenda Wootton, known to many since as Cornwall's First Lady of Song and a worldwide musical and cultural ambassador for Cornwall. The Strawbs stayed with us when appearing at the club in 1968 and again in 1969, at which time it is likely they gave Brenda a copy of their new sampler LP - or maybe she bought it.
This album has been stored in her record collection ever since, which I inherited on her death in 1994, and has now come to light.
The LP itself is in near mint condition with no visible scratches; the cover is a little grubby, but intact, and so is the inner sleeve. There are five small faint 'x' biro marks against tracks listed on the front sleeve. There is an address label for Brenda, with her address at that time, attached to the front of the cover.
| All I Need Is You|
| Stay Awhile With Me|
| Sail Away To The Sea|
| Two Weeks Last Summer|
| Nothing Else Will Do|
| Who Knows Where The Time Goes|
| I've Been My Own Worst Friend|
| I Turned My Face Into The Wind|
| On Growing Older|
| And You Need Me|
| Ah Me, Ah My|
| And You Need Me / Josephine For Better Or For Worse|
| Just The Same In Every Way|
| How Everyone But Sam Was A Hypocrite|
| Young Again|
| Whichever Way The Wind Blows|
Conductor (string section): Sven Lundvig
Drums: Ken Gudmand
Vocals, guitar: Sandy Denny, Tony Hooper
Vocals, guitar, banjo: Dave Cousins
The album is an original pressing, and the run off text on side 1 is 1-A, and on side 2 is 1-B. If it is sold in the UK, it will be mailed by Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery.
Will post internationally - contact me for the cost to ship your country BEFORE bidding.