In February 1972.

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In February 1972, “A&M” label released “Grave New World”, the fifth Strawbs album. It was recorded in November 1971, at “Morgan Studios”, “Island Studios” and “Landsdowne Studios”, and was produced by by Dave Cousins, Richard Hudson, John Ford, Blue Weaver, Tony Hooper, Gus Dudgeon and Tony Visconti. “Grave New World” was the first album to be released after the departure of Rick Wakeman, who left to join Yes. The album front cover was reproduction of William Blake’s Glad Day.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer, recorder
  • Tony Hooper– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp, tambourine
  • Blue Weaver– organ, piano, harmonium, mellotron, clavioline
  • John Ford– lead vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Richard Hudson– backing vocals, drums, sitar, tablas
  • Trevor Lucasand Anne Collins – backing vocals
  • Robert Kirby– arranger
  • Tony Visconti– arranger
  • Tom Allom– engineer
  • Martin Levan – assistant engineer
  • Frank Owen – engineer
  • John Mackswith– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Benedictus – Dave Cousins
  2. Hey Little Man … Thursday’s Child – Dave Cousins
  3. Queen of Dreams – Dave Cousins
  4. Heavy Disguise – John Ford
  5. New World – Dave Cousins
  6. Hey Little Man … Wednesday’s Child – Dave Cousins
  7. The Flower and the Young Man – Dave Cousins
  8. Tomorrow – Dave Cousins, Tony Hooper, John Ford, Blue Weaver, Richard Hudson
  9. On Growing Older – Dave Cousins
  10. Ah Me, Ah My – Tony Hooper
  11. Is It Today, Lord? – Richard Hudson
  12. The Journey’s End – Dave Cousins, Blue Weaver

 

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