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Steeleye Span - The Very Best Of [Original recording remastered]

Steeleye Span Audio CD
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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 (26 Aug 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00006DICT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,624 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Gaudete
2. Saucy Sailor
3. Jigs (Medley)
4. Royal Forester
5. Dark Eyed Sailor
6. Alison Gross
7. One Misty Moisty Morning
8. The Bold Poachers
9. Thomas The Rhymer
10. To Know Him Is To Love Him
11. Drink Down The Moon
12. Now We Are Six
13. New York Girls
14. Little Sir Hugh
15. Black Jack Davy
16. Hard Times Of Old England
17. Cadwith Anthem
18. Dance With Me
19. All Around My Hat

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This 2002 release is the definitive collection of the highly popular folk rock act's most prolific period, chronologically showcasing the five albums they recorded for Chrysalis from 1972-75 (Below The Salt, Parcel Of Rogues, Now We Are Six, All Around My Hat & Commoner's Crown). Guest appearances include David Bowie playing sax on "To Know Him Is To Love Him" and Peter Sellers, who's featured on "New York Girls". Tracks from the best selling, "All Around My Hat" are extensively featured.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THAT GAP IS FILLED AT LAST !!!!!! 11 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having loved the two 70's hits and the should-have-been-a-hit Thomas The Rhymer (and proud owner of all three on vinyl singles), i have always meant to get around to obtaining these in a pristine digital format. The Best Of Steeleye Span does all that and much much more.
It has to be said that there is no filler on this album. While some of the other tracks aren't as immediate as the hits (as you would expect), after a couple of listenings you realise that this album is much much more than the obvious. this album fills that musical gap in my CD collection and ticks all the boxes and more. Highly recommended.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
By Andy Millward VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This is a right roistering collection of folk rock, from the blisteringly great (Alison Gross, Black Jack Davey, Hard Times of Old England, Gaudete, All Around My Hat) to the forgettable (To Know Him is to Love Him, Now We Are Six etc.) At their best, Tim Hart, Maddy Prior and company stood alongside the Fairports as popularisers of the folk tradition and made a brilliant job of it too. I can definitely forgive them the odd lapse in judgement in the face of haunting ditties like Alison Gross ("the ugliest witch in the north country.") Listen and enjoy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 2 Feb 2009
By Fi
Format:Audio CD
Such a great piece of music - I just want to dance and sing to Thomas A Rhymer and Gaudette always reminds me of Christmas. The album just transports me back to rural England of bygone ages. Fabulous.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...And I was well content 7 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to Steeleye Span since I was a kid, too. But that was in the seventies! This record is a rather neat selection of their best titles. One restriction, though: I'd dropkick the cloying and dumb "To know him is to love him" from a high cliff, and put in the superlative, how-can-they-have-left-it-out? "Fighting for Strangers", the chilling tale of a mercenary's career, appropriately carried by a cold and almost abstract tune. As to Steeleye Span as a group - I've just told you I've been listening to them for about thirty years. What do you expect me to say about them??? Of course, they are brilliant. Nobody compares.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly some of the best! 6 Feb 2008
Format:Audio CD
I'm a massive Steeleye Fan and enjoy nothing more than listening to their finest tracks. Generally, with a compilation like this, you can never be sure if you'll end up loving everything and this is by no means an exception. However; the less good tracks on the CD are very few! "To Know Him is To Love Him" for instance is probably the least enjoyable (let's face it; it's just not Steeleye Span like they should be) and "Now we Are Six" is very much an acquired taste. Nevertheless, there are a great number of less famous gems, such as "Royal Forester" and "Dark Eyed Sailor". "Saucy Sailor", "Thomas the Rhymer" and "Drink Down the Moon" are again well worth a real listen, and help make this one of the best Span compilations ever!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Best of... But... 5 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
This is a great collection but why go for this when you can get A Parcel Of Steeleye Span (Their First Five Chrysalis Albums 1972-1975) for 3.99 and A Parcel of Steeleye Span pretty reasonably too. For Ashley Hutchings era fans there is The Lark In Morning - The Early Years which contains the first three Steeleye Span albums.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Re spanned 13 July 2012
By PJ
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My Steeleye Span records are all on vinyl, and like many things I have not got around to copying it onto my iPod. So at 2.99 this is a real bargain to be able to relisten to this great group.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steeleye Span Rock!! 3 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
I have been listening to Steeleye Span since I was a kid, and now at 16 they are one of my favourite bands. They mix folk with rock like it was childs play. Many of thier songs tell stories, some of death, but I still love them. Steeleye really are one of the forfathers of folkrock and this CD is a real tribute to them.
There are however three songs missing from this list, they are
1. Long Lankin
2. Marrowbones
3. Bedlam Boys
But aprt from that this is one of the best CDs I have ever brought. Whether you are into folk, rock, or just want to listen to somthing different, I would strongly advise listening to Any Steeleye Span CD, especially this one!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This compilation is excellent. It gives you a real flavour of this ...
This compilation is excellent. It gives you a real flavour of this band and if like me you are old enough to remember the period it will take you back to those days. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mr. Christopher Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Steeleye Span
I have been a fan of Steeleye Span for over 40 years. I have records & CD's , been to concerts & also followed Maddy Prior with various others. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ms JS Hilton-Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Compilation
I bought this as someone who likes Steeleye Span, but due to the large volume of their albums was not sure which one to get. Read more
Published 1 month ago by amber665
4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection
Some of the tracks have not stood the test of time as well as others and this album suffers the weakness of any best of in that you lose the context of the original albums. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ned of Wales
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band
Steeleye Span was a favourite of mine for decades and I am glad that their is a good width of CDs to play in my car.
Wonderful musici
Published 2 months ago by L. Stribling
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
A wonderful trip down memory lane, especially for those of us who are of a certain age, well worth buying!
Published 3 months ago by JULIE ANNE HARRIS
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I was raised on Steeleye Span, and added this CD to my collection. Maddy Prior has an amazing haunting voice, which is beautiful to listen to. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Brockster
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
Very disappointed in this cd I won't be playing this much if ever again like folk music but not this one
Published 5 months ago by Keith brough
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for childhood memory recollection!
The quality of the CD is not great compared to modern productions, but I guess that is hardly surprising since these sonds are ca. 40 years old. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bernard D'ALWIS
3.0 out of 5 stars nostalgia
this is the best of their best and enjoyable for that. The one advantage is that you can turn the volume down to prevent your eardrums being blown out. Read more
Published 5 months ago by B. Zabavnik
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