Tag Archives: English folk rock

Steeleye Span’s Bedlam Born, and The Journey

Lahri Bond wrote this review. Steeleye Span is a British institution, like warm beer, “chips” with vinegar, or wet shoes. They have influenced generations of young would-be folk rockers, and have been home to some of Celtdom’s best musicians. Their … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Present: The Very Best of Steeleye Span

Steve Power wrote this review. Past: One cold November night in the mid 1970s, I stood in line extending halfway around the ‘Liverpool Stadium’ (a large capacity venue originally built as a boxing arena) eagerly waiting to be given entrance … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Folk Rock Pioneers In Concert

It was only a few years ago that the future of Steeleye Span looked bleak indeed. One by one, various members had left until only stalwart fiddler Peter Knight remained. A number of their songs have contained a magical element, … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Winter

Folk rock and Christmas always seem to go well together. There is a long line of successful seasonal albums incorporating singers and musicians from that field. There have been three from different guises of the Albion Band, two from St … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Steeleye Span In Concert: The Collection

Debbie Skolnik wrote this for Folk Tales. Steeleye Span have released many albums over their 31 years of making music. Most of them are studio albums; only a handful of the official releases are live concert performances. One such album … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Horkstow Grange

Chuck Lipsig wrote this for Folk Tales. It has been almost 30 years, and Steeleye Span has finally recorded Horkstow Grange, the song they took their name from as their title track. And for the first time, Maddy Prior is … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Please To See The King

No’am Newman wrote this review for Folk Tales. Originally released at the beginning of 1971, this folk-rock classic was the first record to be made by the second line-up of Steeleye Span, then consisting of Martin Carthy (guitar, vocals) Maddy … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Time

In 1996 Steeleye Span found itself at one of its career high points. Even if one of the reasons was born from misfortune, that is the return of original member Gay Woods to help relieve Maddy Prior’s fluctuating voice problems, … Continue reading

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An Interview With Maddy Prior

It must be quite a unique scenario. For 28 years, Maddy Prior was the front person for one of the most successful folk-rock groups ever – Steeleye Span (as if you didn’t know). Come the late ’90s, she got off … Continue reading

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Steeleye Span’s Bloody Men

It is lovely to have Steeleye Span back in business again, with what seems to be a stable line-up. After all, this is their third studio album in a row with the same five members, something we are not used … Continue reading

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