Steeleye Span Spanning the Years (2-CD)

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Spanning the Years (2-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: February 27, 1995
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.The Blacksmith
  • 2.My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
  • 3.The King
  • 4.Lovely on the Water
  • 5.Marrowbones
  • 6.Rave On
  • 7.Gaudete
  • 8.John Barleycorn
  • 9.Alison Gross
  • 10.Robbery With Violins
  • 11.Rogues in a Nation
  • 12.Cam Ye O'er Frae France
  • 13.Thomas the Rhymer
  • 14.To Know Him Is to Love Him
  • 15.New York Girls
  • 16.Long Lankin
  • 17.Black Jack Davy
  • 18.Hard Times of Old England
  • 19.All Around My Hat
  • 20.London

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Fighting For Strangers
  • 2.The Black Freighter
  • 3.The Victory
  • 4.The False Knight on the Road
  • 5.Rag Doll
  • 6.Let Her Go Down
  • 7.Sails of Silver
  • 8.Gone to America
  • 9.My Love
  • 10.Lady Diamond
  • 11.Blackleg Miner
  • 12.One Misty Moisty Morning
  • 13.The Fox
  • 14.Following Me
  • 15.Tam Lin

Product Description:

Most Steeleye Span compilations are budget-priced collections that cover only a fraction of this long-lived and prolific band's enormous output. 1995's SPANNING THE YEARS is definitely not one of these. This two-disc, 35-track collection covers all of the British folk-rock collective's studio releases from 1970's HARK! THE VILLAGE WAIT to 1989's TEMPTED AND TRIED, along with a generous sampling of previously-released live tracks.
Even this expansive selection isn't enough to do more than hit the highest points--almost all of Steeleye Span's albums are classics of British folk-rock. But the well-chosen list of songs provides a balanced overview of the band's many strengths, from the angelic harmonies of Maddy Prior and Tim Hart and the sterling fiddle playing of Peter Knight to the important contributions of such occasional bandmembers as Ashley Hutchings, Martin Carthy and Gay Woods. There are no rarities or previously-unreleased tracks, but this is a near-perfect introduction these icons of folk-rock.

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  • Sales Rank: 128,221
  • UPC: 724383223626
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