Listen Now
Go Unlimited
Start your 30-day free trial
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can play 40 million songs, thousands of playlists and ad-free stations including new releases. Learn More
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.co.uk (UK).

  
Buy used:
£6.99
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.99

Cruel River CD

5.0 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Amazon Music
Cruel River
"Please retry"
Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, CD, 4 Jun 2007
"Please retry"
£18.99 £6.99
Available from these sellers.
1 new from £18.99 4 used from £6.99 1 collectible from £24.95

Special offers and product promotions


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Audio CD (4 Jun. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hands On Music
  • ASIN: B000QGE7AW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,123 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:14
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
2
30
3:51
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
3
30
3:53
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
4
30
4:19
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
5
30
3:21
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
6
30
4:38
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
7
30
3:19
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
8
30
3:35
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
9
30
4:30
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
10
30
3:48
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
11
30
4:27
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 
12
30
6:11
Listen Now Buy: £0.79
 

Product description

Product Description

Steve Knightley is rightly regarded as one of the foremost songwriters on the current English acoustic-roots scene. In partnership with Phil Beer, he has transformed the concept of the 'pub singer' to a phemoenon that saw almost 5,000 people join Show Of Hands for a magical evening of music at a sold out Royal Albert Hall this Easter weekend. Slipping the SOH yoke here, Steve presents 11 tracks that prick our collective concience with typical insight. Whether persuing the political or examining the emotional, Knightly has a way of making it personal and thereby maximising the emotional impact. The ease of his lived-in-vocal-style and the precision of his guitar playing are offset by some deceptively simple arrangements that make the most of these songs. With a typically busy gigging schedule ahead, that includes no less than 17 festival appearances this summer, the SOH wagon rolls on, gathering new converts at each turn. Material from this record will be part of the set for all of the shows.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 10 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Well what can I say? I suppose I'm biased, having seen Steve playing live regularly from the mid seventies onwards, then followed Show of Hands ever since they started. Steve is a very clever songwriter and musician with a truly unique voice. All three talents come together in this selection of songs that cover a range of topics. As a westcountry resident I particularly love the way Steve writes on local and folky themes as in Transported, Tall Ship Story and Caragana Wind. His fondness of topical issues for songs is there too with Raining Again, Poppy Day and All Quiet on the Western Front. And you can't get more topical than Crooked Man 07 as we look forward to the departure from Number Ten of the song's inspiration.

Tastefully arranged and recorded - in the westcountry of course - this collection is a must for Steve/Show of Hands fans. There's even some Dire Straits as a bonus track.

You never know, Crooked Man 07 may even end up as a theme for Tony's "legacy" album collection.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Steve Knightley has 'served' his apprenticeship in the music business, and now is gaining status and some fame as the song writing half of Acoustic duo 'Show of Hands' with multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer. This solo album shows that his songs are just as powerful and musically interesting with few or no backing musicians. Above all it is his pointed and haunting lyrics that remain in the head long after the album has finished - Poppy Day & Crooked Man '07 in particular are modern classics.

A great album - my favourite of 2007!
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Steve Knightley stripped bare. One of the best songwriters of his generation with minimal backing, just the driving rhythm of strummed cuatro or tenor guitar. Listen to Its Raining Again, Poppy Day or any of the other songs on this album and you wonder why Seth Lakeman (who is good, but not this good) gets all the media attention.
1 Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By S M B on 21 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
There is no-one quite like Steve Knightley. Who else could write a song like Poppy Day or Crooked Man '07? You just don't get songs with that depth and breadth from anyone else. Traditional, contravertial, powerful. Fantastic! I bought this CD after seeing Steve live recently and have listened to nothing else since. It's a tired old cliche but this album is an instant classic.

If you like Show of Hands, it's a must. If you want want songs that speak to the human condition, look no further. If you want to be lifted, inspired, outraged (in a good way) and challenged, he is your man.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
This is a fantastic album. What Steve Knightley has created here is an album of superb songs that are appropriately and beautifully instrumented. The debate continues as to whether one labels Steve Knightley or Show of Hands as `folk', but it doesn't matter. He's doing what centuries of folksingers have done: singing about what they know with one eye on the song tradition and one eye on the pub.

He retains his prophetic edge by speaking into modern-day situations using modern-day references (Heroin, Afghanistan, London Eye, Hobbits) and expresses it all powerfully and majestically.

All wonderful.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Look for similar items by category