Released in , it is the band's 15th album, and the first album the band recorded without founding member Maddy Prior. Gay Woods provides most of the lead vocals, although the other three members of the band all do the lead singing on at least one song each.
Liam Genockey, who had played drums on the band's previous two albums also departed, so most of the songs employ minimal or no percussion, although Woods plays tambourine or bodhran on several songs, and Dave Mattacks, formerly of Fairport Convention, mans a drum kit on three songs. The overall result is an album that has a very strong folk flavour, with rather less rock elements than on previous albums, and one that has much in common with Ten Man Mop, or Mr.
Please try again later. Verified Purchase. This album is notable for Steeleye Span, as it the first the recorded without taliswomanic vocalist Maddy Prior she would return a few albums later.
Guitarist Bob Johnson and violinist Peter Knight are still there, though. The album has some drums on a few of the tracks, but it is far more of a folk album, as opposed to a rock one. It also has a strong Irish influence in places Gay Woods is Irish.
It is an album of folky, mournful lamenting and quite an appealing one for it. The Old Turf Fire 2. The Tricks Of London 3. Horkstow Grange 4. Lord Randall 5. Erin 6. Bonny Birdy 8. Bonny Irish Boy 9.
Australia One True Love It is amazing it took them so long to cover this. It is largely a vocal only track, with just a bit of subtle string backing. It is a solid, upbeat rock number here. It is an often sung theme and it is done here, movingly, against a subtle acoustic folk backing.
Dave Mattacks was on drums. Still being billed as the 'Horkstow Grange Tour'. Not been easy to get these dates from what must have been a short Summer tour, must be a couple more at a guess.
Steeleye: Bridgenorth festival. Live CD: 'The Journey'. Maddy Prior: Ballads and Candles. Maddy Prior activity. Dave Mattacks joined the band on drums.
Dave Mattacks on drums. If so, then I assume this is Bob's last concert? Bob Johnson Leaves. Bob Johnson announces he will leave the band after finishing the next album. No statement by Bob giving reasons for his leaving but one band member said that it was due to 'Personality Differences'. Peter later said in an interview that Bob had had enough of touring and 'all the other stuff that goes with it'.
He said that if Bob could be lifted from his home and put on stage he would be fine! Rick Kemp rejoins. Steeleye Span ''. Rare photo of this temporary touring line up. Sept: US Tour. Its minimal instrumentation allows Woods to demonstrate the strength of her voice. The album's title refers to a traditional English song , first collected by Percy Grainger , one of the early proponents of collecting traditional music.
The song is about a quarrel between John Steeleye Span and one of his servants. The song was the inspiration for the band's name, but they only got around to recording the song 28 years after first forming.
The track "Australia" is dedicated to Nigel Pegrum , the band's former drummer, who moved to Australia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations.
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Span made these verses. The album has some drums on a few of the tracks, but Horkstow Grange - Steeleye Span - Horkstow Grange (Cassette is far more of a folk album, as opposed to a rock one. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. It is a solid, upbeat rock number here. A seasonal live recording from Maddy's Christmas tour. Although successful, the album is controversial among some fans for the inclusion of nursery rhymes sung by "The St. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He gave out his tunes in all possible gauntness, for the most part in broad, even notes; but they were adorned by a richness of dialect hard to match. The song "Somewhere in London", recorded for Back in Line was released instead as a B-side single, but returned to its proper Album) "Back in Line" when the album was reissued in
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