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5.0 out of 5 stars THAT GAP IS FILLED AT LAST !!!!!!
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...
Published on 11 Mar 2010 by aging muso

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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. However I love the CD, as it brings back many childhood memories. My family (2 kids aged 15 and 18) are NOT impressed! If you like 70's style folk rock - Steeleye Span are the group for you! Maddy Prior's voice is...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 14 Jan 2013
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This disc has gone back in my car CD player after a break over Christmas. It just goes round and round - I could listen to it forever!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, 3 Jan 2013
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I love this album, it's a classic with lots of hits, definately a great addition to any collection. Best listened to at full volume!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can keep your hat on, 13 July 2014
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After being charmed by the music of Fairport, String Band, Pentangle & Nick Drake, the next Brit Folk/Rock outfit to add to my Folk bucket list is of course Steeleye Span.
I did have initial reservations because of the naff Status Quo-ness of “All around my hat”, but thankfully the band only travel down that road twice more with “Thomas the Rhymer” & “Hard times of Old England”, which is within tolerable levels.
Containing songs from 72-75 (apart from “Dark eyed sailor”, which is taken from Spans 1970 album “Hark the village wait”), so not really a career spanning retrospective.
Mixing acoustic & electric, not a million miles from what Fairport were creating at the same time.
So if you are a fan of 1970’s British Folk, this record is a good intro to what for many folkies would consider a musical institution.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This compilation is excellent. It gives you a real flavour of this ..., 10 July 2014
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Mr. Christopher Harris "Chris in Brum" (Birmingham UK) - See all my reviews
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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. It's a nice recording too. So if you like folk/rock then you should have this.

Oh and of course you get Maddy Prior's wonderful singing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steeleye Span, 9 Jun 2014
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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. By having their music on my kindle means I can listen to them whilst travelling around.
If you are a fan of folk music then you can't help but enjoy their music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Compilation, 7 Jun 2014
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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. This has several of their best known tracks and covers a range of their work so is a good place to start. Good value for the price and a good way to listen to Steeleye Span.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection, 9 May 2014
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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. But a number of tracks are now favourites on my kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Band, 24 April 2014
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L. Stribling "Wise man" (Hertford) - See all my reviews
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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
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 7 April 2014
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A wonderful trip down memory lane, especially for those of us who are of a certain age, well worth buying!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 4 Feb 2014
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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. Some great songs that revoke childhood memories for me, but great musicians all round.....
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