Header

BEDLAM BORN

Steeleye Span

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Steeleye Span Bedlam Born album cover
3.42 | 7 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy STEELEYE SPAN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1 Well Done Liar 4:36
2 Who Told the Butcher 2:58
3 John of Ditchford 3:44
4 I See His Blood Upon the Rose 5:00
5 Black Swan 1:50
6 The Beggar 3:01
7 Poor Old Soldier 2:22
8 Arbour 1:26
9 There Was a Wealthy Merchant 4:58
10 Beyond the Dreaming Place 3:04
11 We Poor Labouring Men 5:08
12 The Connemara Cradle Song 5:40
13 Stephen 4:27
14 The White Cliffs of Dover 3:08




Lyrics

Search STEELEYE SPAN Bedlam Born lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search STEELEYE SPAN Bedlam Born tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Gay Woods /Voice, Bodhran
- Bob Johnsson/ Guitar, vocals
- Peter Knight / Vocals, Violin, Keyboards
- Tim Harries / bass, lead guitar, keyboards, vocals

Guest
-Dave Mattacks/ Drums


Releases information

2000 CD Park 55

Thanks to zafreth and easy livin for the addition
Edit this entry

STEELEYE SPAN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy STEELEYE SPAN Bedlam Born Music


Best ofBest of
Remastered · Import
EMI Gold Imports 2007
Audio CD$2.95
$4.76 (used)
Lark in the MorningLark in the Morning
Extra tracks · Import
Castle Music UK 2003
Audio CD$5.83
$16.80 (used)
A Parcel of Steeleye SpanA Parcel of Steeleye Span
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2009
Audio CD$14.82
$28.25 (used)
Another Parcel of Steeleye SpanAnother Parcel of Steeleye Span
Import
EMI Import 2010
Audio CD$17.51
$10.51 (used)
Wintersmith: In Collaboration with Terry PratchettWintersmith: In Collaboration with Terry Pratchett
Park UK 2013
Audio CD$11.24
$17.81 (used)
Cogs, Wheels And LoversCogs, Wheels And Lovers
Park UK 2009
Audio CD$11.83
$4.33 (used)
Steeleye Span: Spanning the YearsSteeleye Span: Spanning the Years
Import
EMI Europe Generic 1995
Audio CD$9.44
$7.87 (used)
Please to See the KingPlease to See the King
Shanachie 1991
Audio CD$10.52
$11.99 (used)
All Around My HatAll Around My Hat
Shanachie 1989
Audio CD$10.53
$9.94 (used)
Below the SaltBelow the Salt
Shanachie 1989
Audio CD$10.52
$8.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Rave On - Steeleye Span Maddy Prior Martin Carthy Shirley Collins - Mooncrest LP US $25.56 Buy It Now 56m 28s
Steeleye Span - Parcel of Rogues 12" vinyl US $8.50 Buy It Now 1h 28m
Steeleye Span/ Below The Salt/ Shanachie 79039/ Near Mint US $4.95 [0 bids]
2h 44m
Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat 7" Single 1975 US $20.45 Buy It Now 3h 8m
Original STEELEYE SPAN All Around My Hat 1975 LP Vinyl Record ALBUM 12" CHR.1091 US $1.87 Buy It Now 6h 31m
STEELEYE SPAN sails of silver CHR 1304 A2/B1 early press uk 1980 LP PS VG+/VG+ US $15.51 Buy It Now 6h 50m
STEELEYE SPAN individually and collectively CS5 A1U/B1U 1st press LP PS VG+/EX US $15.32 Buy It Now 6h 50m
STEELEYE SPAN parcel of rogues CHR 1046 uk chrysalis green labels LP PS EX/VG+ US $14.14 Buy It Now 6h 59m
STEELEYE SPAN, ALL AROUND MY HAT, LP. US $10.23 Buy It Now 7h 41m
STEELEYE SPAN-Rocket Cottage UK Green Label LP US $39.99 Buy It Now 7h 46m
STEELEYE SPAN-Sails Of Silver UK LP US $39.99 Buy It Now 7h 46m
STEELEYE SPAN-Parcel Of Rogues UK Green Label LP US $39.99 Buy It Now 7h 46m
STEELEYE SPAN-Back In Line UK LP US $39.99 Buy It Now 7h 46m
STEELEYE SPAN all around my hat CHR 1091 A2/B2 early press uk 1975 LP PS EX/EX US $15.32 Buy It Now 7h 57m
STEELEYE SPAN Rocket Cottage LP 1976 Chrysalis UK orig w/insert VG+ US $6.99 Buy It Now 7h 58m
Steeleye Span Souvenire Programme Theater Programme US $15.25 Buy It Now 8h 2m
Steeleye Span Now We Are Six Theater Programme US $15.25 Buy It Now 8h 6m
STEELEYE SPAN PLEASE TO SEE THE KING LP UK IMPORT 883 US $14.99 Buy It Now 8h 8m
Steeleye Span Now We Are Six Crysalis LP RECORD- 1 original owner US $12.99 [0 bids]
9h 15m
STEELEYE SPAN: Parcel Of Rogues LP ('73, gatefold cover, slight cover wear) Roc US $15.00 Buy It Now 10h 11m
STEELEYE SPAN parcels of rogues Japan MINI LP CD US $35.00 [1 bids]
10h 14m
STEELEYE SPAN below the salt Japan MINI LP CD US $35.00 [1 bids]
10h 15m
STEELEYE SPAN Parcel of Rogues CHRYSALIS CHR-1046 NEAR MINT VINYL!!!!!!!!!!!!! US $9.99 [0 bids]
10h 16m
STEELEYE SPAN Below The Salt CHRYSALIS CHR-1008 EX/EX US $9.99 [0 bids]
10h 17m
Steeleye Span Rocket Cottage NM- LP US $1.99 [0 bids]
US $5.00 Buy It Now
10h 21m
STEELEYE SPAN WINTERSMITH CD Folk US $23.84 Buy It Now 10h 27m
STEELEYE SPAN all around my hat 7" WS EX/ uk chrysalis US $11.91 Buy It Now 10h 52m
Steeleye Span - Now We Are Six LP - Chrysalis Records CHR 1053 - David Bowie US $3.99 [0 bids]
10h 56m
FLESH & BLOOD Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span Rare Original Collectable 1997 CD VG US $11.50 Buy It Now 11h 4m
STEELEYE SPAN Live At Last! LP US $0.99 [0 bids]
12h 2m
A Rare Collection 1972-1996 Maddy Prior / Steeleye Span CD Import rare ! US $49.99 Buy It Now 12h 30m
STEELEYE SPAN live at last 202 749-320 german chrysalis LP PS EX/EX US $15.32 Buy It Now 12h 38m
STEELEYE SPAN - ANOTHER PARCEL OF STEELEYE SPAN (THEIR SECOND - NEW CD BOXSET US $29.58 Buy It Now 13h 49m
STEELEYE SPAN A Parcel of Steeleye Span (CD 2009, EMI Records) US $17.98 Buy It Now 14h 11m
STEELEYE SPAN - TIME UK (1996) CD PRKCD34 SCARCE LONG OUT OF PRINT US $14.99 Buy It Now 14h 25m
STEELEYE SPAN - Rocket Cottage LP Chrysalis coh US $5.99 Buy It Now 15h 9m
STEELEYE SPAN/sails of silver/1981 lp US $8.99 Buy It Now 16h 10m
Ashley Hutchings - The Guv'nor CD British Folk Steeleye Span 1996 US $9.74 Buy It Now 16h 58m
HART & PRIOR / steeleye span ORIG U.K. VINYL prog folk LP ( SUMMER SOLSTICE ) NM US $15.95 Buy It Now 17h 12m
Steeleye Span All Around My Hat 33 RPM, LP, VG US $9.99 [0 bids]
17h 14m
[J.GREENLEE] Steeleye Span "All Around My Hat" (Sealed) MINT [Audiophile] US $29.99 [0 bids]
17h 18m
CYS-1046- STEELEYE SPAN Parcel Of Rogues OOP USED 12" Vinyl Record Rock US $12.99 Buy It Now 17h 31m
STEELEYE SPAN Commoners Crown folk prog lp US $8.56 [0 bids]
17h 32m
CYS-1123- STEELEYE SPAN Rocket Cottage OOP USED 12" Vinyl Record Rock US $8.99 Buy It Now 17h 33m
TIM HART & MADDY PRIOR Heydays 2-CD folk songs of old england steeleye span US $25.48 Buy It Now 17h 53m
Steeleye Span Rocket Cottage 1976 Record Electric Folk Rock Chrysalis 1123 Green US $7.80 Buy It Now 18h
MADDY PRIOR Woman In The Wings. BGO CD Steeleye Span Ian Anderson Jethro Tull US $15.99 Buy It Now 19h 13m
Steeleye Span Ten Man Mop CD *NEW Rare 1991 UK Mooncrest Maddy Prior Tim Hart US $39.00 Buy It Now 22h 2m
STEELEYE SPAN Almanack LP FOLK US $7.65 Buy It Now 22h 34m
STEELEYE SPAN Sails of silver LP FOLK US $7.65 Buy It Now 22h 34m
STEELEYE SPAN Parcel of rogues LP G/F +INSERT FOLK US $7.65 Buy It Now 22h 34m
1975 - STEELEYE SPAN - All Around My Hat + UK Tour - Press Advert - Poster Size US $15.32 Buy It Now 23h 30m
STEELEYE SPAN - SPANNING THE YEARS - NEW CD BOXSET US $16.53 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN Storm Force Ten folk prog LP US $6.56 [0 bids]
1 day
MICHAEL CHAPMAN 1980 CRIMINAL LP Steeleye Span Fairport US $14.44 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span - Back In Line RARE The Original Shanachie Release CD (Brand New!) US $40.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span Story Original Masters 2 XLP Set Celtic Classic Rock Chrysalis US $8.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span Rocket Cottage 8 Track Tape TESTED US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN -NOW WE ARE SIX rock LP US $4.98 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN -PLEASE TO SEE THE KING rock LP US $5.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span - Self Titled - Pickwick Records - Made in England - LP !! US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $10.00 Buy It Now
1 day
STEELEYE SPAN - ALL AROUND MY HAT * ONLY BELGIUM P/S * US $8.50 [0 bids]
1 day
STEELEYE SPAN *DJ COPY* "GAUDETTE" 45 RPM US $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN, ALL AROUND MY HAT / BLACK JACK DAVY. ORIGINAL 1975 SINGLE US $1.69 [0 bids]
1 day
CD: MADDY PRIOR (Steeleye Span) "Flesh & Blood" 1997 ~ British Folk Music Singer US $7.97 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span Maddy Prior Chrysalis LP 1970 US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span Import UK Chrysalis LP 1975 Maddy Prior US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span Import UK Famous Charisma LP 1972 Maddy Prior US $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN COMMONERS CROWN PAPER LABEL CASSETTE US $8.52 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN ALL AROUND MY HAT PAPER LABELS CASSETTE US $8.52 Buy It Now 1 day
Classic Albums: All Around My Hat/Commoners Crown Steeleye Span CD US $36.38 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN BELOW THE SALT JAPAN MINI LP CD US $31.00 [2 bids]
1 day
STEELEYE SPAN PARCEL OF ROGUES JAPAN MINI LP CD US $29.99 [1 bids]
1 day
Steeleye Span - The Best Of & The Rest Of 24HR POST!! US $10.21 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN: THE VERY BEST OF CD 19 GREATEST HITS / NEW US $5.06 Buy It Now 1 day
CD Trebles: Steeleye Span : A Parcel Of 5 Albums 3CDs US $23.47 [0 bids]
1 day
STEELEYE SPAN - BACK IN LINE [BONUS TRACKS] - NEW CD US $15.56 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN/pleae to see the king/1971 lp US $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span Parcel Of Rogues 10 Track Vinyl LP US $15.75 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span Below The Salt 9 Track Vinyl LP US $17.45 Buy It Now 1 day
Steeleye Span NEAR MINT Now We Are Six ORIGINAL 74 CHR1053 Lp NM FREE US SHIPPIN US $30.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Now We Are Six by Steeleye Span (CD, Mar-1991, Shanachie Records) US $11.59 Buy It Now 1 day
Hark! The Village Wait by Steeleye Span (CD, Apr-1991, Shanachie Records) US $13.02 Buy It Now 1 day
GAY & TERRY WOODS (STEELEYE SPAN) - Tender hooks - 1978 ORIGINAL CANADA LP (NM) US $13.79 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN Portfolio CD NEW US $14.11 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN 1972 UK LP Below The Salt US $16.77 Buy It Now 1 day
STEELEYE SPAN Please To See The King MOONCREST 1971 UK press FREE UK POST US $18.06 Buy It Now 2 days
Steeleye Span 7" vinyl - Let Her Go US $2.56 Buy It Now 2 days
Steeleye Span - Hark! The Village Wait - CMRCD1251 US $14.79 Buy It Now 2 days
STEELEYE SPAN - COGS WHEELS AND LOVERS - PRKCD106 US $20.50 Buy It Now 2 days
Steeleye Span - Below The Salt 1972 NrMint/Ex Chrysalis CHR1008 US $17.02 Buy It Now 2 days
Steeleye Span - Parcel Of Rouges 1973 NrMint/Ex Chrysalis CHR1046 US $17.02 Buy It Now 2 days
Steeleye Span LP Now We Are Six US $10.23 Buy It Now 2 days
Steeleye Span - The Lark In Morning - The Early Years - CMDDD781 US $11.84 Buy It Now 2 days
Steeleye Span's Tim Hart And Maddy Prior-Sing Folk Songs Of Old England Vol 1 LP US $25.55 Buy It Now 2 days
Steeleye Span-Please To See The King LP-EX/EX-MOONCREST ISSUE-RARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! US $17.02 Buy It Now 2 days
STEELEYE SPAN INDIVIDUALLY & COLLECTIVELY RARE 1972 VINYL LP* NEAR MINT ITEM US $25.48 Buy It Now 2 days
VINYL 7" SINGLE - STEELEYE SPAN - GAUDETE - CHS.2007 US $11.91 Buy It Now 2 days
STEELEYE SPAN Parcel of Rogues LP 1973 Sound Clip in Listing US $16.19 Buy It Now 2 days
STEELEYE SPAN All Around My Hat 7" 45 Sound Clip in Listing US $6.73 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy STEELEYE SPAN music online Buy STEELEYE SPAN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for STEELEYE SPAN DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

STEELEYE SPAN Bedlam Born ratings distribution


3.42
(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(29%)
29%
Good, but non-essential (57%)
57%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)
14%

STEELEYE SPAN Bedlam Born reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
3 stars No less than a dozen albums, 30 years, countless permutations, and several reunions on, Steeleye Span finally presents a configuration sans Maddy Prior. While this might have been unimaginable, indeed unfeasible, in the early days, in 2000 it was barely surprising. The group has been akin to a family unit of late: just because Maddy isn't living at home anymore doesn't mean she has been excommunicated - in fact, she has appeared at Spanfest several times in the interim.

The remaining members, mostly veterans by this point, turn in a more than credible performance, which at times rocks harder than the group has since "Rocket Cottage", which isn't a bad point of comparison. The difference is that the radiating celtic and olde English edges have been smoothed, such that "Well Done Liar" and "John of Ditchford" sound more like straight ahead rock than the group ever did. It's still distinctive, thanks to Johnson's voice and guitar, Harries' bass, Knight's fiddle and the inimitable male/female harmonies. Gay Woods also has some ideas of her own and really blossoms on haunting tunes like "I See His Blood upon the Rose" helped in no small part by Knight, and the anthemic power ballad "Beyond the Dreaming Place".

Even if several tunes in both categories miss the mark - "We Poor Labouring Men" and "The Connemara Cradle Song" among them - this remains a noteworthy if unspectacular effort in the fascinating bedlam that is the Steeleye Span story.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to kenethlevine (BETA) | Report this review (#192722) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, December 12, 2008

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
4 stars Chaos and confusion result in a fine album

Two years after the release of "Horstow Grange", Steeleye Span returned with an unchanged line up. Apparently taking on board criticism of the previous album, this time the band went all out to record something which rocked. Recording of the album was to prove something of a challenge for the group, the cracks in the line up starting to appear even before it was complete. As a result, singer Gay Woods sings lead vocals on only 5 of the 14 tracks here.

The title of the album is derived from the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, UK, a long established mental health institution whose name has mutated over the centuries. These days, the term "bedlam" is used as a synonym of chaos and confusion.

The thumping drum beat of guest Dave Mattacks which introduces "Well done liar" immediately indicates that his talents will be more fully exploited than they were on "Horkstow grange". The heavy nature of the track is reminiscent of songs such as "Seven hundred Elves" (from the 1974 album "Now we are six"). The male lead vocal and strong lead guitar also give the song a Jethro Tull feel, although the infectious "Who's the fool now" chorus quickly takes us back to Steeleye Span. "Who told the butcher" sounds similar to a more recent Trevor Lucas Fairport Convention song. The piano basis for the piece supports a melodic light ballad.

"John of Ditchford" returns us to the heavy sounds of "Well done liar", with screaming feedback on the earthy lead guitar and a menacing lead male vocal from Tim Harries (who wrote the song). This is by some way the heaviest track recorded in the band's name. According to Gay Woods, the religious overtones of "I See his Blood Upon the Rose" led to some complaints from fans, a rather odd reaction given that one of their biggest hits "Gaudete" captured the Christmas market with its Latin Christian chant. The song is a beautiful piece which captures Woods vocal abilities and the fine violin of Peter Knight.

"Black Swan" is a brief solo violin spot for Peter Knight similar to "A Canon by Telemann" on the "Back in line" album. "The beggar" is an enjoyable but prosaic mid-paced traditional song arranged by Bob Johnson. Peter Knight's reflective "Poor old soldier" has the air of familiarity, but the delivery is sensitive and poignant. The brief "Arbour" features piano and violin accompanying spoken passages from Woods. It is an interesting experiment, although Woods seems to rush the text a little.

"There was a Wealthy Merchant" is another traditional song, arranged by Tim Harries. The song is presented as a sort of power folk ballad (if you will!) with further feedback guitar. An alternating male/female lead vocal is used effectively here, the track also featuring further spoken word. "Beyond the Dreaming Place" maintains the melancholy mood, Woods offering a fine vocal against intrusive keyboards and lead guitar which imitates bagpipes. The resultant whole is a wonderfully atmospheric piece.

"We Poor Labouring Men" is another traditional song, but this time the arrangement is a rather unoriginal, the song simply getting the Steeleye Span treatment. The lead vocals here create a Strawbs like effect. "The Connemara Cradle Song" is of course a gentle lullaby. Woods voice and Knight's violin combine against a melodic back drop to offer a gentle Judy Collins like arrangement. The song is co-credited as traditional and written by Delia Murphy, an Irish folk singer sometimes referred to as "The Queen of Connemara".

Tim Harries song "Stephen" proved controversial for the same reasons as "I See his Blood Upon the Rose", the song telling the tale of King Herod's order to kill all the infants in Bethlehem ("Bedlam") in an effort to entrap Jesus Christ. The arrangement of the song is reminiscent of Strawbs songs such as "New World" and "The hangman and the papist", even featuring what sounds like mellotron.

The closing "The white cliffs of Dover" is indeed the song made famous by Vera Lynn. Here though this interpretation opens with some haunting spoken word, the songs arrangement being atmospheric and moody.

In all, a fine album which is much more in keeping with the traditional sound of Steeleye Span. The greater than usual use of male vocals and the absence of Maddy Prior will not find favour with some hardcore fans of the band, but most should be pleased with what they hear.

This would prove to be the last album by this line up, significant changes taking place before the band returned to the studio again.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#290292) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of STEELEYE SPAN "Bedlam Born"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.39 seconds