The band's final album of the 1970s, Nice n' Greasy, featured guitarist John Goodsall under the pseudonym of Johnny Mandala.
The final release of the 1970s by the band was the single Tell Your Story (Sing Your Song).
With the departure of John Du Cann and Paul Hammond came new guitarist Steve Bolton and drummer Ric Parnell.
For 1972's Made in England, Chris Farlowe replaced French on vocals.
Now, the people who brought you Eclectic Discs bring you Esoteric Recordings, a new identity, but still a home for good music with the emphasis on quality packaged and remastered catalogue reissues and inspiring new works from artists with a history and heritage.
I'm looking forward immensely to working with Ian Mc Nay, Adam Velasco and all at Cherry Red to develop Esoteric into an identity to be proud of." The first releases on Esoteric will appear in September 2007 and will feature titles by Rare Bird, Egg, Gong leader Daevid Allen, Paladin, Marsupilami, Big Sleep and a 2CD anthology by British progressive jazz rock outfit Jonesy.
In addition the label will be releasing frontline products in the form of the first ever DVD and a new live album recorded by John Lees' Barclay James Harvest at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London in November 2006.
The Strawbs/The Ferryman's Curse ....import CD .99 Esoteric Antenna is very pleased to announce the release of The Ferryman's Curse, the first Strawbs album of new material in eight long years.
It is produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides, whose studio is littered with diamond, platinum, and gold discs by the likes of Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest and guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen.