Ringing Down the Years

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Ringing Down the Years
Studio album by Strawbs
Released 1991
Recorded Parkwood Studios, Spring 1990
Genre Progressive rock
Length 43:19
Label Virgin, Road Goes On Forever
Producer Stuart Kerrison, Strawbs
Strawbs chronology
Sandy Denny and the Strawbs
(1991)Sandy Denny and the Strawbs1991
Ringing Down the Years
A Choice Selection of Strawbs
(1992)A Choice Selection of Strawbs1992
Singles from Ringing Down the Years
  1. "The King"

Ringing Down the Years is a studio album by English band Strawbs. The album was only released initially in Canada. Because of the record company's request that a Canadian song be included on the album (in order to facilitate Canadian airplay), the track "Might as Well Be on Mars" written by members of the Pukka Orchestra was included.

The title track was written by leader Dave Cousins about his hearing of the death of former member Sandy Denny.

Track listing

  1. "Might as Well Be on Mars" (Graeme Williamson, Neil Chapman) – 4:11
  2. "The King" (Dave Cousins) – 3:01
  3. "Forever Ocean Blue" (Cousins) – 3:58
  4. "Grace Darling" (Cousins) – 6:32
  5. "Afraid to Let You Go" (Rod Demick, Richard Hudson, Brian Willoughby) – 3:55
  6. "Tell Me What You See in Me" (Cousins) – 6:27
  7. "Ringing Down the Years" (Cousins) – 6:57
  8. "Stone Cold is the Woman's Heart" (Cousins) – 4:21
  9. "Taking a Chance" (Demick, Hudson, Willoughby) – 3:57



Recorded at Parkwood Studios, Chalfont St. Giles, England, spring 1990

  • Stuart Kerrison, Strawbs – producers
  • Stuart Kerrison – engineer

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog Comments
Canada 1991 (1991) Virgin CD CDV 3031
United Kingdom 1998 (1998) Road Goes on Forever 2-CD set RGF/WC DCD039 released together with Don't Say Goodbye