Essential Steeleye Span - A Must Have Release,
This review is from: Commoners Crown (Audio CD)
Having first heard this album on a mate's radiogram, that give's away the age of this wonderful album.
Commoner's Crown has 7 traditional tunes arranged by the band with 2 group compositions, all of which are delivered to the highest standard by these talented folk rockers.The subject matter of the songs is varied and often dark with Murder and Demons being the subject matter along with Ferrets and Ladies who take you to the cleaners, after getting you drunk !
To add to the mayhem a very talented ukelele player by the name of Peter Sellers helps out on New York Girls.
It's a shame, Sellers never made more recordings like this and decided to pursue his career making moving pictures, as it will be obvious to the discerning listener , that he clearly had a rare talent and would have given
St Winifreds School Choir a good run for their money in those days.
The BGO CD is expertly mastered but is now quite hard to get hold of, so basically if you you see it grab it, you won't be disappointed. After all There's No-one Quite Like Grandma ...