From the Witchwood
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1971
RecordedFebruary–March 1971
StudioAir Studios, London
GenreProgressive rock, art rock, folk rock
Length38:11
LabelA&M
ProducerTony Visconti
Strawbs chronology
Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios
(1970)
From the Witchwood
(1971)
Grave New World
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]

From the Witchwood is the fourth album by the English band Strawbs. It was recorded at Air Studios in London during February and March 1971 and reached number 39 in the UK Albums Chart on 17 July 1971.[3]

The album is the third and final album to include Rick Wakeman, including his appearance as a session musician on the 1970 album Dragonfly. The sleeve illustration was "The Vision of St. Jerome", a tapestry from the Spanish Royal Collection.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Dave Cousins, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Glimpse of Heaven" 3:50
2."Witchwood" 3:23
3."Thirty Days"John Ford2:52
4."Flight"Richard Hudson4:24
5."The Hangman and the Papist" 4:11
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Sheep" 4:14
7."Canon Dale"Hudson3:46
8."The Shepherd's Song" 4:34
9."In Amongst the Roses" 3:48
10."I'll Carry On Beside You" 3:09
Total length:38:11
A&M "Remasterpieces" CD reissue bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Keep the Devil Outside"Ford3:02

Personnel

Strawbs

with:

Recording

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom July 1971 (1971-07) A&M stereo LP AMLH 64304
United States July 1971 (1971-07) A&M stereo LP SP 4304
Denmark 1971 Sonet stereo LP SLPS 1531
Italy 1971 A&M stereo LP SLAM 64304
Canada 1971 A&M stereo LP SP 4304
New Zealand 1971 A&M stereo LP SAML-934437
Japan 1987 (1987) A&M/Canyon CD D32Y3578
Russia 1998 ArsNova CD AN99-061
Worldwide 1998 (1998) A&M CD remastered with bonus track 540 939-2

References

  1. ^ From the Witchwood at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ "From the Witchwood". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 13 October 2020.