Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Steeleye Span - Cogs, Wheels And Lovers (England 2009) @320

In a world where bands come and go in the blink of an eye, the enduring success of Steeleye Span is one of the great stories in rock music.
2009 has seen them celebrate an incredible forty years together by heading out to play live, first in the USA and then Australia before returning to the UK for an extensive tour will take them up to Christmas and include a special show at the Barbican with guests John Kirkpatrick and Martin Carthy.

Quite simply, the band has seldom been more active in its long career and the current line-up of Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, Liam Genockey and Ken Nicol has in fact become the longest serving of any across the years. At a point when most bands are happy to settle down to rehashing past glories, Steeleye Span have pushed on with a succession of acclaimed albums, each seeing them re-define their classic sound.

2009 is no exception, with the release of their 21st studio album, Cogs, Wheels & Lovers, is a record that will typically see them buck their own trend and go back to their roots; the interpretation of traditional song. This though, has always been the Steeleye way. Tied not to the past, the present or the future – simply timeless.

01. The Gallant Frigate Amphitrite (4.03)
02. Locks and Bolts (3.57)
03. Creeping Jane (4.02)
04. Just As the Tide (4.25)
05. Ranzo (2.48)
06. The Machiner's Song (2.42)
07. Our Captain Cried (3.26)
08. Two Constant Lovers (5.50)
09. Madam Will You Walk (3.36)
10. The Unquiet Grave (4.44)
11. Thornaby Woods (11.10)

Maddy Prior: vocals
Peter Knight: violin, viola, electric piano, mandolin, backing vocals
Ken Nicol: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Rick Kemp: bass, vocals
Liam Genockey: drums and percussion


Anonymous said...

Have we nearly run out of Steeleye Span records yet??..PLEASE...I hope so..Mikel

Anonymous said...

last one (but not least,of course.) I haven't heard about it till your post... Thanks a lot dear CrimsonKing, I have to listen to it as soon as i'll be able to "pick it up" ! (in case of RS of course)

one more great job from you.

Donnatv said...

Thank you for this series. My old vinyl copies were in poor condition and the digital replacments of low quality. You have also filled in some gaps I didn't have. I can listen the Steeleye as they should sound!

Ben said...

Hi Crimson:

Just to say many many thanks for sharing all this wonderful music. I had many of these on vinyl, but to have the full set is truly amazing. A few annoying pop-ups is a VERY small price to pay compared with Amazon or ebay!
Thanks again for your diligence in sharing these albums with us.

CrimsonKing said...

Thanks for you all.
Now, don't forget to consider to buy the prefered Steeleye Span's albums :)
Please, support the artists! :)

Anonymous said...

I for one would like to thank you for a job very well done! I love these guys!

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site www.blogger.com
Is this possible?

CrimsonKing said...

Of course! Send me your blog link.

mike said...

Thanks for all the Steeleye Span!

khun ross said...

Wow! Didn't realize they wre still going strong.

simonthecat said...

well, if I didn't say thanks before, that was an incredible oversight on my part. You have no idea how thrilled I was to find a full Steeleye discography on your site. An absolutely wonderful band.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the series, wonderful band and great work CrimsonKing!

Anonymous said...

Great record. Thanks a lot!

bobbysu said...

thank you so much

xij64 said...

Many thanks

CrimsonKing said...


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