Bursting at the Seams

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Bursting at the Seams
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Studio album by Strawbs
Released 1973
Recorded October - December 1972
Genre Progressive rock
Length 40:29
Label A&M, (UK)
Producer Strawbs
Strawbs chronology
Grave New World
(1972)Grave New World1972
Bursting at the Seams
(1973)
All Our Own Work
(1973)All Our Own Work1973
Singles from Bursting at the Seams
  1. "Lay Down"
  2. "Part of the Union"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic[1] 4.5/5 stars

Bursting at the Seams is a studio album by English band Strawbs. It contains their two most successful singles and reached number 2 in the UK Album Chart.[2]

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Flying" (Dave Cousins) – 4:49
  2. "Lady Fuschia" (Richard Hudson, John Ford) – 3:59
  3. "Stormy Down" (Cousins) – 2:45
  4. "Down by the Sea" (Cousins) – 6:17
  5. "The River" (Cousins) – 2:21

Side two

  1. "Part of the Union" (Hudson, Ford) – 2:54
  2. "Tears and Pavan" – 6:35
    "Tears" (Cousins)
    "Pavan" (Cousins, Hudson, Ford)
  3. "The Winter and the Summer" (Dave Lambert) – 4:07
  4. "Lay Down" (Cousins) – 4:31
  5. "Thank You" (Blue Weaver, Cousins) – 2:11

Bonus tracks

The A&M 1998 remastered CD featured the following as bonus tracks:

  1. "Will You Go"(aka "Wild Mountain Thyme") (Francis McPeake)
  2. "Backside" (Cousins, Hudson, Ford, Lambert, Weaver)
  3. "Lay Down" (Single version) (Cousins)

Additionally, tracks 4 & 5 are reversed in order (4) "The River" followed by (5) "Down by the Sea."

Personnel

Recording

  • Strawbs – Producers
  • Tom Allom – Engineer

Recorded at Sound Techniques, the Manor and Morgan Studios

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United Kingdom 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP AMLH 68144
United States 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP SP 4383
Germany, Italy 1973 (1973) A&M stereo LP A&M 86 658
Denmark 1973 (1973) Sonet/Dansk Grammafon stereo LP SLPS 1544
United Kingdom 1973 (1973) A&M cassette ZCAM 68144
West Germany 1988 A&M CD 394383-2
Worldwide 1998 (1998) A&M remastered CD (3 bonus tracks) 540 936-2
Japan 2002 (2002) A&M remastered CD (3 bonus tracks) UICY-9215

References

Notes

  1. Bursting at the Seams at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. UK Top 40 Hit Database everyHit.com. retrieved on December 16, 2008