Blue Angel
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 2002 (2002-10)
GenreProgressive rock
ProducerDave Cousins, Brian Willoughby, Chas Cronk
Strawbs chronology
Tears and Pavan
Blue Angel
Déjà Fou
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic[1]2.5/5 stars

Blue Angel is the 15th studio album by English band Strawbs. It was the first Strawbs album in 12 years to contain new material and featured several different line-ups of musicians from past Strawbs eras. Welsh folk-singer Mary Hopkin featured on many tracks, continuing a working partnership established by Dave Cousins and Brian Willoughby on their album The Bridge, from which several of the tracks on this album are drawn.

The track "Blue Angel" is a rearrangement of the track which appears on Dave Cousins' first solo album Two Weeks Last Summer. "Lay Down" is a re-recorded version of the hit single from Bursting at the Seams. "Sealed With a Traitor's Kiss" is a rearrangement of a track which appears on 1978 studio album Deadlines. The bonus track is the original 1979 version - also released as a single - of a track which later appeared on the 1991 studio album Ringing Down the Years.

Track listing

  1. "Blue Angel" (Dave Cousins) – 11:13
    "Half Worlds Apart"
    "At Rest"
  2. "Oh So Sleepy" (Cousins) – 3:44
  3. "Further Down the Road" (Cousins) – 3:25
  4. "There Will Come the Day" (Cousins, Don Airey) – 6:05
  5. "Strange Day Over the Hill" (Cousins) – 3:56
  6. "Cry No More" (Cousins, Brian Willoughby) – 3:18
  7. "The Plain" (Cousins) – 5:48
  8. "Do You Remember" (Cousins, Willoughby) – 3:12
  9. "Rhythm of the Night" (Cousins) – 3:19
  10. "Morning Glory" (Cousins) – 4:52
  11. "Sealed With a Traitor's Kiss" (Cousins) – 2:57
  12. "Lay Down" (Cousins) – 4:09

Bonus track

  1. "The King" (Cousins) – 2:38


Additional personnel


Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 2003 (2003) Witchwood CD WMCD2008