|Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios|
|Live album by|
|Recorded||11 July 1970|
Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios is the third album by the Strawbs, mostly recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 11 July 1970. The album reached number 27 in the UK Albums Chart.
The band line-up had changed from the previous album, Dragonfly. Only founder-members Dave Cousins and Tony Hooper remained; with double bass player Ron Chesterman and cellist Claire Deniz having departed the band, and bassist John Ford, drummer Richard Hudson, and keyboardist Rick Wakeman having joined.
The concert was instrumental in bringing Rick Wakeman's virtuosity to the attention of the music media, when Melody Maker prophesied super-stardom for the keyboard player.
"Where is This Dream of Your Youth" was originally released as a track on Strawbs.
The following tracks are offered as bonus tracks on the A&M re-issue CD.
"Forever" is a studio track and was released as a single in 1970. All other tracks were taken from the concert recording.
|United Kingdom||October 1970||A&M||stereo LP||AMS 994|
|United States||1970||A&M||stereo LP||SP 4288|
|South Korea||1999||Si-Wan||CD||SRMC 0080|
|Worldwide||1998||A&M||CD remastered with 3 bonus tracks||540 938-2|