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North
North
Price: £13.29

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant new album from BJH, 16 Oct. 2013
This review is from: North (Audio CD)
I have just received the deluxe version of the new album with the live concert cd and I must say what a wonderful album North is. It certainly grows on you after a couple of plays. This is a must for lovers of their 1970s style albums, but with a modern feel. Good songs, clear vocals and well played instruments. Particularly liked the title track North and the live version of After the Day on disk 2.


Now We Are Six Again
Now We Are Six Again
Price: £15.21

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A first for alot of the songs played live, 15 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Now We Are Six Again (Audio CD)
It is interesting to see that Steeleye have been playing Now We Are Six as a complete piece earlier this year. In the spring of 1974 when they were touring and plugging the album they only played a good half of it. Songs like Seven Hundred Elves, Long and Growing, Twinkle Twinkle, and Now We Are Six were certainly not on the play list. At that time there was a TV programme called Steeleye Span in concert to which they played Seven Hundred Elves and Long and Growing. The new live recording is of a very high standard and does not disappoint, with a bonus disc with new and old favourites. Now Steeleye are back to a six piece band with Julian Littman following the departure of Ken Nicol, and multi-instrumentalist Pete Zorn. Well packaged cd with the song lyrics printed plus notes.


Sir Thomas Beecham - The Later Tradition (Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Etc.)
Sir Thomas Beecham - The Later Tradition (Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Etc.)
Price: £11.31

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb box set, 7 Nov. 2011
Do not be put off from buying this great box set from reading Allan Blonde's review.
The quality is excellent, even though the recordings date back more than 50 years. It is a really good purchase, 8 cds at an attractive price.


Somewhere Down The Road
Somewhere Down The Road
Price: £16.01

22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant new recording of well crafted songs, 7 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Somewhere Down The Road (Audio CD)
I recieved my cd of the new Ralph Mctell cd last week and I must say it it up to the very high standard that you would expect from one of the UK's most respected singer-songwriters.
This is a cd I found that grows on you with repeated listening.
A worthy addition to his cannon of work. A joy to listen to!
The tracks are as follows:

1. The London Apprentice
2. Reverend Thunder (Blind Faith)
3. Walk into the Morning
4. Around the Wild Cape Horn
5. The Ghost of Robert Johnson
6. Rosalinda
7. The Break of the Union
8. Cannabis Creek
9. One Sunny Day (Aujour D'Hui Le Ciel East Bleu)
10. Moon June and a Cajun Tune
11. A Kiss in the Rain
12. The Girl on the Jersey Ferry
13. Lantern Slides
14. Somewhere Down the Road
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Affairs Of The Heart
Affairs Of The Heart
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £48.38

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull Collection Of Great Songs, 20 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Affairs Of The Heart (Audio CD)
I recieved my cds today and I was immediatley impressed with the work that had gone into the covers and the booklet, with notes on each track by Rory McGrath. There are 2 re-recordings of songs from the Transatlantic period, 'Terminus' and 'Kew Gardens'. All the other tracks have been re-mastered and sound superb. This is a wonderful compliation, full of songs that have meant a lot over the years and I am sure also for future generations of fans.


Cogs, Wheels And Lovers
Cogs, Wheels And Lovers
Price: £16.26

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning new album!, 30 Oct. 2009
This review is from: Cogs, Wheels And Lovers (Audio CD)
For all Steeleye Span fans this new cd is a must. I have only got my copy yesterday and I have already played it several times. I think the reason this album works so well is the return to traditional English music for a starting point rather than self-penned songs.

I have been a fan of Steeleye since the early 70s and I must admit some of the more recent albums lacked a certain something, but for this new album I place this album right up there with the classic albums of yester-year such as Parcel of Rogues and Below The Salt.

The vocals are mainly dominated by Maddy, Peter Knight does sing two songs 'Two Costant Lovers' and 'Runcel'
The high points are the rocky track 'Madam Will You Walk' with a delightful violin piece in the middle of the song and the beautiful 'Our Captain Cried' which contains some of the lyrics from 'Fighting For Strangers', and the music is John Bunyans' 'To be a Pilgrim', it has wonderful background vocals. Also Creeping Jane is a great track, which moves at a good pace.
There is an extra track on the cd but you have to wait and listen to the break after track 11.
All the tracks are good, it was a real pleasure to listen to a wonderfully produced album from a group that over the years have given a great deal of pleasure.


A Parcel Of Steeleye Span (Their First Five Chrysalis Albums 1972-1975)
A Parcel Of Steeleye Span (Their First Five Chrysalis Albums 1972-1975)
Price: £10.74

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT BOX SET, 16 Oct. 2009
This cd box set is a must for all Steeleye fans, it caputures their most prolific period of recording 72-75. I did buy all the albums on vinyl when they first came out, but I must say with the 2009 re-mastering you can hear instruments and vocals previously not so prominent in the mix. My only criticism is that there could have been a little more information and pages in the booklet, plus take out the picture from the 1980 'Sails of Silver' period which is not relevant to the period covered. Other that that I am extremely pleased with the quality of the music. Maybe in the future the same will be achieved with 'Rocket Cottage', 'Storm Force Ten', Live At Last' and 'Sails of Silver'


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