THE STRAWBS: Access All Areas (CD+DVD)

The Strawbs' concert in the Bedrock series is known as ‘Greatest Hits Live’, testament to the definitive nature of the ten-song set performed in 1990 by Dave Cousins, Tony Hooper, Brian Willoughby, Richard Hudson, Rod Demick and Chris Parren. This line-up of the ever-British changing folk-rockers played for seven years from 1986 through to 1992 and the concert is of excellent quality. Songs include hit singles ‘Lay Down’ and ‘Part Of The Union’ (a 1973 Number 1), key album title track ‘Hero And Heroine’, comment on the Northern Ireland troubles ‘The Hangman And The Papist’ and the anaemic ‘Ringing Down The Years’. The Strawbs are still active today, and these are still regarded as some of their greatest songs.

Access All Areas is Demon Music Group’s superb new mid-price range featuring a wide array of the world’s biggest and most influential recording artists delivering full length, hit packed live sets from their prime 70s, 80s & 90s eras.The concerts were originally recorded for broadcast on ITV and released here for the first time, a catalogue housing the most superb live recordings in the artists’ history. The high quality recordings have been remastered and are featured both on a DVD and audio CD in each package, alongside extended notes & interviews.


1. Cut Like A Diamond

2. Something For Nothing

3. Ringing Down The Years

4. The Hangman And The Papist

5. Grace Darling

6. The River/Down By The Sea

7. Lay Down

8. Part Of The Union

9. Hero and Heroine

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