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Steeleye Span are an English folk-rock band, formed in 1969 and remaining active today. Along with Fairport Convention they are amongst the best known acts of the British folk revival, and were among the most commercially successful, thanks to their hit singles "Gaudete" and "All Around My Hat". They had 3 top 40 albums. They achieved a certified "gold" record ... Read more in Amazon's Steeleye Span Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Mar. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary Records/Fontana
  • ASIN: B000ELJB8M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 490,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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122 of 123 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the definitive compilation of early Steeleye Span. The two CDs comprise the first three albums, Hark! The Village Wait, Please To See the King, Ten Man Mop, in their entirety, and in the correct track order. Also included are two bonus tracks, an a capella cover of Buddy Holly`s "Rave On"(what you might call a `novelty` track, but nicely sung), and the rousing General Taylor(the singing here is reminiscent of the Watersons, I think), which was previously only ever available on the compilation "Individually and Collectively"(originally released in 1972).
At not much more than a quarter of the price of these three albums on separate CDs, it`s a steal! It`s nicely enough packaged, too, and unlike other budget compilations of this material which often have the wrong band line-up pictured on the cover, the inlay booklet contains some interesting comments from the different musicians concerned, and there are some nice sepia and black and white photos of the two line-ups(Hart, Prior, Hutchings, Woods, Woods on the first album; Hart, Prior, Hutchings, Carthy, Knight on the other two).
For neophytes, it should be pointed out that these three albums are the most traditional-sounding of the Steeleye Span back catalogue, and the band`s sound changed quite markedly after 1971 when Carthy and Hutchings were replaced by Rick Kemp on bass and Bob Johnson on guitar, both of whom came from more rock-orientated musical backgrounds. The first two albums with Kemp and Johnson in the band(Below the Salt, 1972, Parcel of Rogues, 1973) are regarded by most, if not all, Steeleye fans as being classics.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Lozarithm VINE VOICE on 24 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
I'm not sure that the cross-over success of All Around My Hat in 1975 did Steeleye Span or the folk-movement any long term favours. They never hit the charts again, and folk and folk-rock, both undergoing something of a renaissance, began their retreat underground, though there is no proven link between the two. The producers of Top Of The Pops may have relished the thought of the band in pixie-garb and tinkling bells skipping around a maypole, Pan's People style, but trivialising hundreds of years of folk heritage to the level of the Wombles couldn't ultimately enhance the movement's credibility. Although they succeeded in popularizing the music and bringing it into the mainstream for a while, something was lost in the process. In particular, it led to their earlier and finest work becoming overshadowed.

Hark! The Village Wait (1970) was a marvelous and groundbreaking album, to stand alongside classics like Liege And Lief, and featured the original line-up that included Gay and Terry Woods. Gay's vocals alongside Maddy Prior's gave the band a very special sound (see A Calling On Song and My Johnny Was A Shoemaker for the full accapella effect). The Woods introduced an element of Irish traditional music to the mix that founder member Ashley Hutchings had originally intended to be purely English, and this continued on the second album, Please To See The King (1971), even though Gay and Terry had left, leaving Maddy as the only girl in the group. In their place came the veritable Martin Carthy (who collected and brought to the band such songs as Cold, Haily, Windy Night; Boys Of Bedlam, based on an 18th century poem; and False Knight On The Road) and Peter Knight, a classically trained violinist.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By T. Jopling on 8 Feb. 2007
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Steeleye Span released a series of classic albums in the 1970's from the first album - 'Hark the Village Wait' up to 'Rocket Cottage' in 1976, before losing their way somewhat with the final two Chrysalis label albums, 'Storm Force Ten' and 'Sails of Silver'.

This wonderful compilation consists of the first three Steeleye Span albums, Hark the Village Wait, Please to see the King, and Ten Man Mop on 2 CD's. This is vintage Steeleye Span at their very best, Maddy Prior has one of the best voices I have ever heard, if not THE best.

A nice way to purchase the first three albums in one, this album is beautifully packaged, and is a brilliant introduction to their music for young and old alike. This is timeless music. Do yourself a favour and buy this compilation!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By I. D. Watson on 14 Nov. 2008
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Maddy Prior's voice is still one of the most recognisable in the folk canon, along with Sandy Denny and Jacqui McShee, and this double CD contains the first three Steeleye Span albums which showcase a wide variety of their best songs, particularly those from the line-up of Maddy Prior, Ashley Hutchings, Martin Carthy, Peter Knight and Tim Hart on the second and third albums, Please To See The King and Ten Man Mop. These contain such classic songs as 'False Knight On The Road', 'Lovely On The Water' and 'When I Was On Horseback'. This early version of Steeleye had no drummer and the band subsequently became more folk rock orientated when Rick Kemp and Bob Johnson joined and Martin Carthy and Ashley Hutchings left for the Albion Country Band. Highly recommended.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Keith Mitchell on 7 Jan. 2005
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This compilation comprises the first three albums by Steeleye Span. The first is good, but not especially ground-breaking. The second (Please to see the King) is the best electro-acoustic folk album ever made. The line-up changed to bring in Peter Knight and Martin Carthy; the imaginative scoring, tight, unusual rhythms, beautiful playing - and Maddy Prior's crystal voice soaring above everything. If this doesn't leave you misty-eyed, get the doc to sign your death certificate, because you have no heart. The third album seeks to recapture the freshness and artistry of the second. It fails, but nobly.
After this, the line-up changed again, still great sounds for a couple of albums. Then they got a drummer. So this compilation gives you the original and best - all good stuff, but the Please to see the King stuff is all sheer perfection. Forever England, forever young.
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