Tag Archives: Steeleye Span

Album review: STATUS QUO – Vinyl Singles Collection (1990 – 1999)

STATUS QUO – Vinyl Singles Collection (1990 – 1999)

UMC/Mercury [Release date 30.11.18] This is the foutth vinyl singles collection release from the Quo back catalogue each covering a different decade with all 7 inch singles lovingly recreated and packaged as a collector’s box set. When thinking of Status Quo’s output throughout their career perhaps the … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELEYE SPAN – Hexagon, Reading, 15 October 2018

Steeleye Span

First visit to the Hexagon in Reading, a venue I had seen on TV previously when a snooker tournament used to be held here. Tonight though it hosts folk rock legends Steeleye Span, to a sadly half-full auditorium which is even … Continue reading

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Interview: JULIAN LITTMAN (STEELEYE SPAN)

Next year iconic folk rockers Steeleye Span celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. 2019 will see a brand new album and associated tours as the ever-evolving band mark their half century. More immediately, however, there is the matter of an autumn tour. … Continue reading

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Album review: MADDY PRIOR with HANNAH JAMES & GILES LEWIN – Shortwinger

MADDY PRIOR with HANNAH JAMES & GILES LEWIN - Shortwinger

Park Records [Release date 25.05.18] It is fifty years since Maddy Prior released her first album with Tim Hart and since then she has been fronting Steeleye Span, with plenty of other musical diversions including the Silly Sisters with June … Continue reading

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Album review: PETER KNIGHT’S GIGSPANNER – The Wife Of Urban Law

PETER KNIGHT

[Release date 31.10.17] Folk rock icon, fiddle supremo and former Steeleye Span-er, Peter Knight, along with the rest of his trio Gigspanner have been busy lately. This is their second new album of the year. First, in the summer came … Continue reading

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Album review: STEELEYE SPAN – The Essential Steeleye Span: Catch Up

STEELEYE SPAN - The Essential Steeleye Span: Catch Up

Park Records [Release date  11.12.15] Steeleye Span released their 1996 record ‘Time’, their first album with Park Records, an association that has been maintained for nearly twenty years. Since signing with the label the band have released eight studio albums … Continue reading

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Gig review: BELLOWHEAD – Royal Albert Hall, London, 20 April 2014

Amazing to think Bellowhead have been going for ten years now as they chose the regal surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate their tenth birthday and bless them they invited all of their fans along. It was a … Continue reading

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Gig review: STEELEYE SPAN – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, 2 December 2013

Steeleye Span

Cor, it’s nippy out. I’d better get inside then: after all, what could exude more warmth than an evening of electric folk? There’s a rustic, fireside pleasure inherent in the songs of our ancient heritage which some would say is … Continue reading

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Album review: STEELEYE SPAN – Wintersmith

Park Records This is a departure for the revered folk rockers Steeleye Span, as the album is based on the novel ‘Wintersmith’ by Terry Pratchett, who also appears on the album and has a hand in writing the songs too. … Continue reading

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Gig review: Cambridge Folk Festival, 25-28 July 2013

Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Friday 26th July It almost comes as a surprise reaching the festival site as it is right on the outskirts of Cambridge’s sprawling suburbs and the festival is in a lovely, green setting. It must be … Continue reading

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