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Strawbs recollection.jpg
Live album by
GenreProgressive folk
LabelWitchwood Media
Strawbs chronology
Painted Sky
A Taste of Strawbs

Recollection is a live album by Strawbs. The tracks were recorded in 1970 on a tour supporting Roy Harper just prior to the concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (the recordings from this concert were released as the album Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios).

This incarnation of the band had only rehearsed together for a couple of weeks. The recording is the first made with Rick Wakeman, John Ford and Richard Hudson in the line-up and features live re-workings of songs from the Strawbs and Dragonfly albums as well as alternative recordings of some of the Antiques and Curios songs.

Track listing

All tracks written by Dave Cousins unless indicated otherwise

  1. "We'll Meet Again Sometime" – 4:12
  2. "Or Am I Dreaming" – 2:29
  3. "Song of a Sad Little Girl" – 5:29
  4. "That Which Once was Mine" – 3:33
  5. "Fingertips" –6:10
  6. "The Man Who Called Himself Jesus" – 4:35
  7. "Temperament of Mind" (Rick Wakeman) – 5:28
  8. "Josephine, for Better or for Worse" – 3:27
  9. "The Antique Suite" – 12:15
    "The Reaper"
    "We Must Cross the River"
    "Antiques and Curios"
    "Hey It's Been a Long Time"
  10. "The Battle" – 5:52
  11. "Where is This Dream of Your Youth?" – 9:31
  12. "Dance On" (Valerie Murtagh, Elaine Murtagh, Ray Adams) – 2:22




The photographs used were taken by Van Hallan (1970) from Dave Cousins' own collection and Geraldine Parkinson (2006). Sleeve notes by Dave Cousins.

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog Comments
United Kingdom 2006 (2006) Witchwood Media compact disc WMCD 2033 Recorded in 1970