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Wintersmith ~ Steeleye Span In Collab&hellip
Wintersmith ~ Steeleye Span In Collaboration with Terry Pratchett
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Steeleye Span branch out on this album, which sets to music episodes from Terry Pratchett's series of Tiffany Aching books. You do not have to be familiar with the source novels to enjoy this, the songs all stand on their own merits. I know that other reviewers have made this point, but I think it is important and just wanted to reiterate it.

Wintersmith finds Steeleye in fine form. Maddy Prior sings as well as ever, Peter Knight's playing is superb, and the bass'n'drums of Rick Kemp and Liam Genocky sound even better than before. Julian Littman shows himself to be not only an excellent guitarist, but also a fine songwriter. He contributes three of my favourite tracks on the… Read more
Cogs, Wheels And Lovers ~ Steeleye Span
Cogs, Wheels And Lovers ~ Steeleye Span
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is an immensely enjoyable album which shows Steeleye Span playing to their strengths, with Maddy Prior's vocals and the musicianship of the rest of the band being as good as ever. There is a slightly laid-back feel overall, which is no bad thing as it gives a lightness of touch to their performances and arrangements that is very appealing. There are no new compositions, all the songs here being traditional, but that does give the album a nicely consistent tone throughout.

I'll pick out a few tracks I particularly like: `Creeping Jane' bounces along at a fair old pace, much like the racehorse of the title. A very catchy song. `Just as the Tide' has long been one of my… Read more
Doctor Who - The Beginning (An Unearthly Child [19&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ William Hartnell
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beginning of a Legend, 25 April 2007
This DVD set really is a must-have for any Doctor Who fan. It contains the first three stories of the classic TV programme that started in 1963, initially ran for twenty-six years, and has now thankfully returned to enthral us once again. The opening episode, "An Unearthly Child", is still a great piece of television, relying on the interplay between the main characters rather than special effects to generate tension and set up the situation. The initial story has an atmospheric, gritty quality, and has the TARDIS crew travelling back to prehistoric times and getting mixed up with a tribe of cavemen. The first Doctor, as played by William Hartnell, is everyone's idea of the crotchety,… Read more