Hero and Heroine is the 6th studio album by English band Strawbs. After the tour supporting the previous album, Bursting at the Seams, there was an acrimonious split leaving only Dave Cousins and Dave Lambert to rebuild the band. John Hawken of The Nashville Teens and Renaissance on keyboards, Chas Cronk on bass and Rod Coombes on drums from Juicy Lucy and Stealers Wheel completed the line-up. The new line-up gelled very quickly and studio sessions were very productive
Written By – Dave Cousins. B5. Lay A Little Light On Me. Written By – Dave Cousins. Hero And Heroine (LP, Album, Club). Hero And Heroine (LP, Album).
The sleeve carries the following verse : While storm clouds gathered high above The Heroine he grew to love Turned slowly to a snow white dove And spread her wings to fly Crushed and broken in the end Hero watched his soul ascend Knowing that he was condemned To sail all alone to die. Club release of Strawbs - Hero And Heroine, club catalog number printed on back cover, bottom left corner (see pictures). Matrix, Runout (Side A runout etched (P stamped)): P A&M SP 3613 RE-1 Pl. Matrix, Runout (Side B runout etched (P stamped)): P A&M SP 3614 RE-1 Pl.
The group's ballsiest album to date, a surging, hard-rocking follow-up to Bursting at the Seams, which debuted a new lineup, Richard Hudson, John Ford, and Blue Weaver having left to form their own group. In their places, ex-Nashville Teens keyboardman John Hawken and the more muscular rhythm section of Rod Coombes and Chas Cronk make their debut, on what is the Strawbs' first fully electric album.
Round and Round' and ' Out in the Cold' are also great really challenging your emotions as is Cousin's strength of lyrics. All this beautifully blended with the finest crop of musicians. Hero And Heroine is a marvellous album from strawbs with a more intense played mellotron than the previous. Hero And Heroine, some drugs' obvious connotations apart, is the epic of tragic lovers. Other high contributions from Strawbs are the beautiful ballad Shine On Silver Sun, the catchy Round And Round and Lay A Little Light On Me.
Album Name Hero and Heroine. Released date April 1974. Labels A And M Records. Music StyleProg Folk. Members owning this album4. Re-Issue in 1998 by A & M Records with 2 bonustracks. 9.
Strawbs – Hero And Heroine – ℗ 1974 Out In The Sun. (play). Strawbs – Hero And Heroine – ℗ 1974 Lay A Little Light On Me. Strawbs – Hero And Heroine – ℗ 1974 Hero And Heroine. Strawbs 1974, Hero And Heroine, . hine On Silver Sun. ay A Little Light On Me. Strawbs – Hero And Heroine – ℗ 1974 Sad Young Man. all songs .
|A||Hero And Heroine||3:20|
|B||Round And Round||3:30|
- Record Company – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
- Published By – Arabella Musikverlag
- Pressed By – Sonopress
- Producer – David Cousins*, Tom Allom
- Written-By – Cousins*
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Matrix / Runout (Center Label A): S 13275 A-1
- Matrix / Runout (Center Label B): S 13275 B-1
|AMS 7105||Strawbs||Hero And Heroine / Why (7", Single, Sol)||A&M Records||AMS 7105||UK||1974|
|13275A||Strawbs||Hero And Heroine / Round And Round (7", Single)||A&M Records||13275A||Spain||1974|
|AMS 7105||Strawbs||Hero And Heroine (7", Pus)||A&M Records||AMS 7105||UK||1974|
|SAM-88766||Strawbs||Hero And Heroine / Why (7", Single)||Jugoton, A&M Records||SAM-88766||Yugoslavia||1974|