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Remastered and expanded edition of the 1977 album Burning For You by Strawbs.
A definitive version including four bonus tracks and an essay by Dave Cousins.
Recorded at Relight Studios in the Netherlands in March 1977, the album was the band’s second for the recently established Oyster Records (formed by Deep Purple member Roger Glover). For the recording sessions the line-up of Dave Cousins (vocals, acoustic guitars), Dave Lambert (vocals, electric guitars), Chas Cronk (bass, guitars, vocals) and Rod Coombes (drums) was augmented by Robert Kirby (mellotron, electric piano, synthesiser & acoustic guitar) and John Mealing (keyboards).
The initial recording sessions were supervised by Jeffrey Lesser who had previously worked with the band on the Deep Cuts album the previous year. Burning for You featured many fine compositions written mainly by Dave Cousins and Chas Cronk, spawning a hit single in Back in the Old Routine and also featured the Dave Lambert song Heartbreaker.
This expanded edition features four bonus tracks, including an early version of the song Joey and Me (later to feature on the band’s 1978 album Deadlines), two out-takes from the album sessions and the song Heartbreaker (a different composition from the song featured on Burning for You), from the 1977 Intergalactic Touring Band concept album project.
1. BURNING FOR ME
2. CUT LIKE A DIAMOND
3. I FEEL YOUR LOVE COMING ON
4. BARCAROLE (FOR THE DEATH OF VENICE)
5. ALEXANDER THE GREAT
6. KEEP ON TRYING
7. BACK IN THE OLD ROUTINE
9. CARRY ME HOME
10. GOODBYE (IS NOT AN EASY WORD TO SAY)
11.JOEY AND ME (1976 SESSION)
12.GOODBYE (ALTERNATE VERSION)
13.BARCAROLE (FOR THE DEATH OF VENICE) (DAVID COUSINS & ROBERT KIRBY INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
14.HEARTBREAKER (DAVE COUSINS / THE INTERGALACTIC TOURING BAND)