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Steeleye Span


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4 stars "All around my hat" was released on the peak of Steeleye Span's career when SS was a big name around the world. They had lost some of their genuineness but they were still a great band. No they had drums(since Now we are six) in Nigel Pegrum, voice, guitar, tabor in Tim Hart, vocals in Maddy Prior, violins, banjo, mandolin and piano in Peter Knight, bass in Rick Kemp adn finally guitar in Bob Johnson.

They were a big band with a lot of talent. Now they did catchy folk songs thaty became hits like the title track "All around my hat" with great harmonies. That piece is though repititive. I have other favourites such as "Black Jack Davy" with a marvelous bass line, a magic text and nice melody."The Wife of Usher's Well" is another interesting track to dive into and "Gamble Gold" and "Bachelor's hall" are also very nice works. The whole album is well produced and catchy, thouch still interesting. The music hasn't the same deep as before and it is less progressive also. After this Steeleye Span went back to a more traditional and progressive style, this tripp was like a stroll in a popular heaven. Great music from a great band! Enjoy it!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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