Label: Oyster - OY-1-1604 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
After a short tour to promote Deep CutsStrawbs' management had taken the decision to pull the band off the road, to record two albums in quick succession. So, the band headed over to Relight Studios in Lewis Fautzi - Elocution, Holland to record the new album. We lived together in a strange little bungalow park in a funny little place, we had two houses Dave [Lambert] had a lovely little house in the forest with John Mealing.
There we Cut Like A Diamond - Strawbs - Burning For You in Holland and in a studio in the middle of the woods, in the middle of nowhere. The only thing it had was a bar in the studio and a safari park next door During the making of Deep Cuts, the two producers Holmes and Lesser hadn't been seeing eye to eye, and that album was the last time they worked together.
So Strawbs had to choose between the two to produce the next album. Cousins Super Groupie - Junie* - Suzie Super Groupie on much better with Rupert Holmes, both from a musical point of view and in terms of personalities, but Lambert was still annoyed that Holmes had let him down over the solo single that had been intended to come out of the earlier sessions.
So Jeffrey Lesser handled the production of the next album. Lesser was convinced that a hit single was crucial, and that Lambert's songs and vocals were more likely to reach that goal than Cousins' was. Cousins was very disappointed during the making of the album, and at one point wrote home to manager Jim Dawson to say Cut Like A Diamond - Strawbs - Burning For You he wanted to leave the band. Cousins later commented:.
But I've got really fed up in a funny way with being associated with the singles market and the commercial end of the market, when the songs I believeve in most, in most cases are not necessarily the most commercially viable.
But then of course you get into minority audiences again. Produced by Jeffrey Lesser. Taken from the book of his work Mythopoeikon published by Dragons World Ltd.
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