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Hero And Heroine

Hero & Heroine 1974 [click for larger image]
A & M Records AMLH 63607 1974

Hero And Heroine
Strawbs
A & M Records AMLH 63607 1974

Produced by Dave Cousins and Tom Allom
Engineering Tom Allom and Freddy Hansson
Recorded at Rosenberg Studios, Copenhagen in November 1973
 
Dave Cousins: vocals, acoustic/electric guitars
Dave Lambert: vocals, acoustic/electric guitars
John Hawken: (piano, electric piano, organ,
Mellotron, synthesiser)
Chas Cronk: (bass, synthesiser, vocals)
Rod Coombes: drums, percussion, vocals


Sleeve information
Sleeve printed and made in England by MacNeill Press Ltd London SE 1
Art Director Michael Doud (London)
Photography Tony Evans

Hero And Heroine
(Dave Cousins)

Hero's face was gaunt and tanned
His sail was set in search of land
His life-raft, solely by him manned
Was guided by the tide
Heroine wore fleecy white
She beckoned like some saviour bright
Shipwrecked sailors in the night
Were bid welcome to her side.

Where one man's search must surely cease
The irresistible white fleece
Led Hero in search of the peace
That she alone could offer
Thus he knelt before her feet
Wary lest their eyes should meet
He knew his life was incomplete
For he had yet to suffer.

Enticing Heroine, so calm
Took Hero firmly by the arm
Told him that she meant no harm
That she alone could save him
Hero could no longer speak
While realising he was weak
His life increasingly grew bleak
For all the love she gave to him.

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.

side 1

1. Autumn: Heroine's Theme;
    Deep Summer's Sleep;
    (Hold On To Me) The Winter Long
    (Hawken)/(Cousins)/(Cousins)

2. Sad Young Man (Coombes)

3. Just Love (Lambert)

4. Shine On Silver Sun (Cousins)

side 2

1. Hero And Heroine (Cousins)

2. Midnight Sun (Cronk/Cousins)

3. Out In The Cold (Cousins)

4. Round And Round (Cousins)

5. Lay A Little Light On Me (Cousins)

6. Hero's Theme (Lambert)

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

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