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Cd27 The Collection SS in Concert cover

“There are far too many theories about music. Steeleye Span know that well, both cognescenti and critics have debated long and hard on what they’ve created. The band themselves quite sensibly dismiss all this and maintain their music speaks for itself.”

“Here are Steeleye Span – in fact two different Steeleye Spans – doing just that. One from the mid eighties remoulding earlier classics into funky Merrie England groove – immaculate bass from the soon to depart Rick Kemp, roaring guitar courtesy of Bob Johnson, two sparks to a flame which ignites on ‘King Henry'”

The other Steeleye, older, more measured, even stately, yet with fresh impertinence. Peter Knight’s carnival violin leading reels of echoing gothic classics with ‘A Canon be Telemann’. Maddy Prior – the voice, the constant – relating tales of vulpine trickery, false loves and dances in the beyond. A new backline already adept in those olde ethnic rhythms kick on the pace. Play this with the volume up! Disturb the neighbours – why not? This is music. It will endure.” – Simon Jones, Folk Roots

Track Listing
Live in 1986
The Blacksmith
The Weaver and the Factory Maid
Spotted Cow
One Misty Moisty Morning
King Henry
Live in 1994
The Fox
Two Butchers
Jack Hall
Shaking of the Sheets
All Around My Hat

Steeleye Span In Concert Picture