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All Our Own Work
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Pickwick SHM 813, UK, 1973
Studio album by
Released1973
RecordedCopenhagen, Denmark, July 1967 (1967-07)
GenreProgressive folk
Length32:56
LabelPickwick
ProducerGustav Winckler
Strawbs chronology
Bursting at the Seams
(1973)
All Our Own Work
(1973)
Hero and Heroine
(1974)

All Our Own Work is an album by Sandy Denny and the Strawbs, recorded in 1967 but not released until 1973. The album was recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark, and contains an early recording of one of Sandy Denny's best known songs "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?". Denny later recorded this song as a member of Fairport Convention. The album was released by Pickwick Records, who in the 1970s specialised in budget releases of deleted record company catalogues.

Production

Dave Cousins, the leader of the Strawbs, saw Sandy Denny singing in a nightclub, and invited her to join his band. A demo recording the band made with Denny was passed by a British born Danish DJ, Tom Browne, to Karl Knudsen, the head of Sonet Records in Denmark, who offered them a record deal, and brought them over to Copenhagen.[1] They recorded the album in a cinema in 1967, with Gustav Winckler as producer.[2] Cousins wrote the bulk of the songs, though Denny contributed "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?".[3] Shortly after the recording, Denny left the Strawbs to join Fairport Convention, with whom she also recorded "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?".[3] The Strawbs recorded and released their official debut album, Strawbs (without Denny), in 1969.[4]

Release

Pickwick Records, who in the 1970s specialised in budget releases of deleted record company catalogues,[5] released the album in the UK in 1973 on their Hallmark label.[6] A remastered version was released in 2010 by Witchwood Records.[7]

Track listing

Side one

  1. "On My Way" (Dave Cousins) – 3:03
  2. "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" (Sandy Denny) – 4:04
  3. "Tell Me What You See in Me" (Cousins) – 3:38
  4. "Always on My Mind" (Tony Hooper) – 1:51
  5. "Stay Awhile with Me" (Cousins) – 2:24
  6. "Wild Strawberries" (Cousins, Hooper) – 1:32

Side two

  1. "All I Need Is You" (Cousins) – 2:19
  2. "How Everyone But Sam Was a Hypocrite" (Cousins) – 2:43
  3. "Sail Away to the Sea" (Cousins) – 3:22
  4. "Sweetling" (Hooper) – 2:34
  5. "Nothing Else Will Do" (Cousins) – 2:13
  6. "And You Need Me" (Cousins) – 3:13

2010 reissue

The 2010 reissue on CD is produced by Chris Tsangarides and contains the following additional tracks:

  1. "Two Weeks Last Summer" (Cousins) (Sandy Denny lead vocal) – 2:18
  2. "Nothing Else Will Do" (Cousins) (Sandy Denny lead vocal) – 2:13
  3. "Tell Me What You See in Me" (Cousins) (with sitar and percussion) – 3:36
  4. "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (Denny) (original complete recording with string section) – 4:06
  5. "Stay Awhile with Me" (Cousins) (original complete recording with string section) – 2:24
  6. "And You Need Me" (Cousins) – 3:15
  7. "I've Been My Own Worst Friend" (Cousins) – 2:37
  8. "Poor Jimmy Wilson" (Cousins) – 2:32
  9. "Strawberry Picking" (Cousins, Hooper) – 1:34
  10. "Pieces of 79 and 15" (Cousins, Hooper) – 2:18
  11. "The Falling Leaves" (Cousins) – 2:30
  12. "Indian Summer" (Cousins) – 2:18

Tracks 1 to 9 contain outtakes, demos, and original versions (with the strings that were omitted on the Hallmark release). These were all previously released on Sandy Denny and the Strawbs in 1991. Tracks 10 to 12 are previously unreleased demos.

Personnel

Additional personnel

Recording

Recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark July 1967 (1967-07)

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1973 (1973) Pickwick stereo LP SHM 813
Australia 1973 (1973) Summit stereo LP SRA 088
Canada 1973 (1973) Pickwick stereo LP SPI-7019

References

  1. ^ Dick Greener. "Part 1: Folk Club Days". strawbsweb.co.uk.
  2. ^ "All Our Own Work". Album jacket.
  3. ^ a b Mark Deming. "All Our Own Work Review by Mark Deming". allmusic.com.
  4. ^ Richie Unterberger. "Strawbs Review by Richie Unterberger". allmusic.com.
  5. ^ J Broven (2009). Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock 'n' Roll Pioneers. University of Illinois Press. p. 87.
  6. ^ "Sandy Denny And The Strawbs* – All Our Own Work". discogs.com.
  7. ^ What Hi-Fi Admin (16 July 2010). "All Their Own Work - the remastering of Sandy Denny and The Strawbs". whathifi.com.