1972, between Strawbs albums, band leader Dave Cousins slipped away to make his long-promised solo album.
Surrounding himself with rock musicians, including Dave Lambert who would shortly join the band, and some really big names from the rock world such as Roger Glover from Deep Purple and Jon Hiseman from Colosseum, he made an album which easily stands alongside the best of the Strawbs' releases.
Whilst the songs on the album are to some extent songs which never quite made it onto earlier albums, that was certainly not for reasons relating to their quality. Some are Cousins classics: the title track, 'October To May' and 'We'll Meet Again Sometime'.
Other highlights are the superb 'Blue Angel' suite, 'The Actor' and 'Ways And Means.' A sign of Cousins' increasingly rock-oriented aspirations, the out and out rocker 'Going Home' was recorded initially with Dave Lambert's vocals, but Cousins replaced them with his own and released it as a single.
1 Two Weeks Last Summer 3:07
2 October To May 2:27
3 Divided 3:00
4 Half Worlds Apart 3:48
5 At Rest 3:00
6 That's The Way It Ends (including 'The World') 3:00
7 The Actor 4:28
8 When You Were A Child 3:02
9 Ways And Means 4:22
10 We'll Meet Again Sometime 4:48
11 Going Home 3:24