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In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Oyster” label released “Deep Cuts”, the eleventh Strawbs album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Rupert Holmes.


  • Dave Cousins– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Dave Lambert– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Chas Cronk– backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Rod Coombes– backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Robert Kirby– backing vocals, mellotron, electric piano, French horn
  • John Mealing– piano, organ, electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer
  • Rupert Holmes– piano, harpsichord, clavinet, clarinet

Track listing:

  1. I Only Want My Love to Grow in You – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  2. Turn Me Round – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  3. Hard Hard Winter – Dave Cousins, Robert Kirby
  4. My Friend Peter – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  5. The Soldier’s Tale – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  6. Simple Visions – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  7. Charmer – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  8. Wasting my Time (Thinking of You) – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  9. Beside the Rio Grande – Dave Cousins
  10. So Close and Yet So Far Away – Dave Cousins