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Steeleye Span: Classic Rock Legends [DVD]

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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Classic Rock Legends
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Oct 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006AW5B
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,972 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Special Features

Region 0

From the Back Cover

Steeleye Span were the pioneers of the folk rock movement, with the golden voice of Maddy Prior leading the group through a selection of their greatest hits, this is the definitive record of a band at the peak of its powers.

Featuring :
Sailor's Bonnet
Black Jack Davy
Shaking Of The Sheets
Following Me
The Weaver
Thomas The Rhymer
Cam Ye O'er Frae France
Jack Hall
All Around
My Hat

Special DVD Features:
Scene Selection
Rock Vaults

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well, it is Steeleye Span, but ... 10 May 2003
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Overall rather disappointing. It is not, of course, a selection of their greatest hits (as implied on the cover, which is also rather naughty in claiming a running time of 80 minutes: whilst this may be technically true, it is only the case when you take into account all the snippets of adverts of other items from their catalogue: none of which are long enough to make them worthwhile, even if you were interested in the bands (which I’m not)). The actual running time of the concert is less than 53 minutes.
The performance is somewhat lacklustre, though Maddy is certainly in fine voice. Presentation is rather amateurish in my view - not many cameras (and those that are on stage are obtrusive). It dives straight in, and ends just as abruptly. The documentation is pathetic: 4 pages of adverts, one page of minimal info about the tracks, and we don't even get a listing of the members of the band.
But, hey, it is Steeleye span. There’s not much else out there (I also have a 25th anniversary tour video, which is also disappointing). If you love Steeleye, then you have got to have this, warts and all.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Steeleye Span DVD 10 Mar 2003
Billed as containing all of thier greatest hits, but that is a matter of opinion. I thought the lack-lustre staging and camera men on stage in obvious positions and distracting clothing took much away from this performance. Maddy Prior, as always, displaying her talent through her unique voice was not well supported on this occasion. It seems the band just may have had one gig too many, and probably should have left it alone. Sad, but I found this an uninspiring performance with no information on the cover about venue, date or any band information whatsoever. In short, an average performance poorly filmed and presented - a shame for an old fan like me!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live (on DVD) at last 25 July 2002
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Steeleye Span make their first appearance on DVD with a recording of a show from their twentieth annivesary tour in 1989, which originally appeared on VHS in '91. It draws quite heavily on songs from "Tempted and Tried", the album they were promoting at the time. This is no bad thing however, as the numbers from "Tempted" are all strong. The catchy "Jack Hall", in particular, benefits from a longer instrumental play-out than appears on the album.

Steeleye perform the songs with their customary energy, especially Maddy Prior, who gets to dance during several tracks, most notably on "Cam Ye O'er Frae France". Needless to say, Maddy is in fine voice throughout. Some other old favourites are there, including "Gaudete", "All Around My Hat", and "Thomas The Rhymer". "The Weaver" is given a very clever arrangement, with the rhythm section suggesting the workings of a mechanised loom.

It's good to see a Steeleye Span concert finally appear on DVD. Hopefully we can look forward to more being released on this format in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great to see Live steeleye span 27 July 2010
This DVD is a live recording. It is a great addition to the library of Steeleye Span recordings. And we get the Steeleye line from the period around 1989/1990. The origin of this recording comes from a TV project in the UK called Bedrock. The series was intended to feature classic rock groups such as Wishbone Ash, Caravan, Asia, Rick Wakeman with Ashley Holt, Steeleye Span, Uriah Heap, Hawkwind, Gillian, Sky, Steve Hackett, The Strawbs, Lindisfarne, Saxon, the Stranglers and the Buzzcocks. The intention was to release a CD and Video after transmission of each acts concert. This plan was not as succesful as originally hoped. And even the series, which was by Central TV, was transmitted in the middle of the night around when most people were in bed. There was little advertising for the show and it has been forgotten about by most people. This CD sees the Steeleye Span show.
Its a good concert. With songs like, Sailors Bonnet, Black Jack Davey. The Fox, Shaking of the sheets. Follow me, The weaver, Thomas the Rhymer, Padstow, cam ye o`er france, Jack Hall, Gaudete and All around my hat. The original concert was actually longer than this version and since they went to the trouble of remastering the sound there is no good reason why they couldnt have given us the full concert. However we should be thankful that its available at all. This is the full concert as it was transmitted. (which was edited for the time available for the TV show
The same concert is also available on CD in audio format only. Live in NottinghamI reccomend this DVD product, Its a welcome live recording.
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