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Nomadness

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Download links and information about Nomadness by Strawbs. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 46:49 minutes.

Artist: Strawbs
Release date: 1976
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 46:49
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. To Be Free 4:15
2. Little Sleepy 4:08
3. Golden Salamander 4:54
4. Absent Friend (How I Need You) 4:38
5. Back On the Farm 2:45
6. So Shall Our Love Die? 3:40
7. Tokyo Rosie 2:48
8. A Mind of My Own 4:32
9. Hanging In the Gallery 4:32
10. The Promised Land 4:04
11. Still Small Voice (Bonus Track) 2:28
12. It's Good to See the Sun (Bonus Track) 4:05

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This chameleon of an album sounds more like ten different bands on a compilation than a unified Strawbs effort; fortunately, those ten bands are very good indeed. The album roars to life with spot-on imitations of Peter Gabriel in "To Be Free" and the Who in the windmilling riffs of "Little Sleepy." The bluesy torch song "Absent Friend" features some fine piano work and pensive electric guitar, while drummer Rod Coombes contributes a superbly withering (and still timely) blast at campaign finance and corruption in "A Mind of My Own." Rick Wakeman even shows up to pitch in a harpsichord part on the otherwise goofy throwaway "Tokyo Rosie." Unjustly neglected on its release by fans bewildered by the band's sudden reinvention of its sound, in retrospect this album easily stands among the best of their work. [Mercury's 2008 U.K. edition included two bonus tracks.]