This album tends to get shamelessly blasted out of my car stereo at full volume a lot. And whyever not? In my opinion it is the best Steeleye Span album and it never gets old.
The album has a medieval feel to it which it exudes from beginning to end: from the perfect instruments and voices in songs such as Royal Forester and Rosebud in June to the familiar Gaudete. However, the highlight for me above all others on the album is the rip-roaring, unaccompanied verse:
"Let never a man a wooing wend that lacketh things three:
A store of gold, an open heart and full of charity.
And this was seen of King Henry as he lay quite alone,
For it's taken him to a haunted hall, seven miles from the town....."
As soon as you hear this, you can tell that King Henry is a fantastic song. Over seven minutes long yet it never slows down. If you love Steeleye Span, you should have this album. If you're getting into them, get this album. It's an excellent place to start.