Burning for You

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Burning for You
Burning for you.jpg
Studio album by
Released1977
RecordedMarch 1977 (1977-03)
GenreProgressive rock
Length36:29
LabelOyster Records
ProducerJeffrey Lesser
Strawbs chronology
Deep Cuts
(1975)
Burning for You
(1977)
Deadlines
(1977)
Singles from Burning for You
  1. "Back in the Old Routine"
  2. "Keep on Trying"
  3. "Heartbreaker"
Alternative Album Cover
2 CD set cover
2 CD set cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Burning for You is the 10th studio album by English band Strawbs, with cover art by Patrick Woodroffe.

Recording[edit]

The producer of the album Jeffrey Lesser was, according to songwriter/singer Dave Cousins, "...a great engineer but didn't understand the dynamics of the band"[2]. The album was intended to be the final one by the band but Cousins was persuaded to carry on when he met with Clive Davis of Arista Records.[3]. The final track here "Goodbye" was meant to be his final word on his career leading the band.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Burning for Me" (Dave Cousins, John Mealing) – 4:01
  2. "Cut Like a Diamond" (Cousins, Chas Cronk) – 3:44
  3. "I Feel Your Loving Coming On" (Dave Lambert) – 2:56
  4. "Barcarole (For the Death of Venice)" (Cousins, Cronk) – 3:25
  5. "Alexander the Great" (Cousins, Lambert) – 3:59

Side two[edit]

  1. "Keep on Trying" (Cousins, Cronk) – 3:15
  2. "Back in the Old Routine" (Cousins, Cronk, Lambert) – 3:17
  3. "Heartbreaker" (Lambert) – 4:40
  4. "Carry Me Home" (Cronk) – 3:28
  5. "Goodbye (Is Not an Easy Word to Say)" (Cousins) – 3:44

Bonus track[edit]

The Japanese re-issue CD included the following track: –

  1. "Joey and Me" (Cousins)

Personnel[edit]

  • Dave Cousins – vocals (1–10) (lead vocals 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10) acoustic guitar (2–4, 6–8)
  • Dave Lambert – lead guitar (1–6, 8–10), vocals (3–9) (lead vocals 3, 6, 7, 8, 9), acoustic guitar (5, 8), acoustic lead guitar (7)
  • Chas Cronk – bass (1–10), vocals (3, 4, 6, 7), acoustic guitar (7)
  • Rod Coombes – drums (1–3, 5–10)
Additional personnel
  • Robert Kirby – piano (1–3), synthesizer (1–3), orchestral arrangement (1–3, 9), electric piano (4, 6, 9), Mellotron (4–6, 8), clavinet (8), acoustic guitar (7)
  • John Mealing – piano (7, 9, 10), synthesizer (3–5, 8), Mellotron (3), harpsichord (1, 2), tubular bells (3), organ (4), orchestral arrangement (10)
  • Jeffrey Lesser – Producer and engineer

assisted by

  • Robin Freeman

Recorded and mixed at Relight Studios, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Comment
United Kingdom 1977 (1977) Oyster stereo LP 2391 287
United States 1977 (1977) Oyster stereo LP OY-1-1604
United Kingdom 1977 (1977) Oyster cassette 3177 287
1996 (1996) Road Goes on Forever CD RGF/WCDCD 027 Packaged with Deep Cuts
Japan 2003 (2003) Muskrat CD RATCD 4220

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Burning for You at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ Cousins, David "Deadlines" CD production notes, Witchworks Media, 2007
  3. ^ Cousins, David "Deadlines" CD production notes, Witchworks Media, 2007
  4. ^ Cousins, David "Deadlines" CD production notes, Witchworks Media, 2007