Thursday, April 26, 2012

Steeleye Span - Now We Are Six Again (England 2011) @320

Even with a career that has brought us an incredible twenty-one studio albums, British folk legends Steeleye Span’s history still includes a number of records that stand out as landmarks. 1974’s Now We Are Six was one such moment, an album that saw the band expand both their line up to a six piece and with it their sound to explore even further their own unique blend of rock and folk music. A critical and commercial success, the record would provide a home to a number of band classics down the years. Thirty-seven years later and Steeleye Span find themselves at another milestone. Having established the longest serving line-up of their career, they underwent another change of personnel and re-emerged as a six piece for the first time in many years. There could be no better time to go back to that iconic record, performing it in its entirety alongside a selection of classics, rarities and favourites. The result was moments of pure Steeleye magic, captured for posterity here...

1.Seven Hundred Elves
2.Drink Down The Moon
3.Now We Are Six
4.Thomas The Rhymer
5.The Mooncoin Jig (instrumental)
8.Two Magicians
9.Twinkle Little Star
10.To Know Him Is To Love Him

Bonus CD2
1.Just As The Tide
2.Let Her Go Down
4.Two Constant Lovers
5.Prince Charlie Stewart
6.Cam Ye O'er Frae France
7.Creeping Jane
8.Cold Haily, Windy Night
9.Bonny Black Hare
10.All Around My Hat

Maddy Prior: vocals
Peter Knight: violin, keyboard, vocals
Rick Kemp: bass, vocals
Liam Genockey: drums, percussion
Julian Littman: electric guitars, vocals
Pete Zorn: acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals, saxophone


Anonymous said...

wonderful post - thanks a lot for sharing David, UK

Freg said...

I bought this album a couple of weeks ago and it's fantastic. Maddy may not be able to reach the high notes the way she once could, but she still has one of the best voices in British folk music. Highly recommended.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one.
Looking forward to listening to it.

Jan Netherlands

Anonymous said...

Many thanks. A great blog, much appreciated, as are all these wonderful artists.

Anonymous said...

tis beautiful

lemonflag said...


xij64 said...

Many thanks

GarColga said...

Thanks for this I love this band!

Rick said...

Thank you. Now we are 6 is about where I lost interest in SS. Let's see how this one sounds.

Thinker said...


Thanks for the good job, Would u repost due all the links were dead, Thank in advance.

CrimsonKing said...


Now We Are Six Again


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