Header

GAUDETE

Steeleye Span

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Steeleye Span Gaudete album cover
3.03 | 4 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy STEELEYE SPAN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Gaudete
2. The Holly and the Ivy

Lyrics

Search STEELEYE SPAN Gaudete lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search STEELEYE SPAN Gaudete tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Tim Hart / voice, guitar, tabor
- Maddy Prior / lead vocals
- Peter Knight / violins, mandolin, banjo, piano
- Rick Kemp / bass
- Bob Johnson / guitar

Releases information

Chrysalis CHS 2007 (single, p/s, UK, December 1972)

Thanks to 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 Gaudete Music


GaudeteGaudete
Import
Disky Records 2003
Audio CD$39.99
$24.99 (used)
gaudete / mono 45 rpm singlegaudete / mono 45 rpm single
CHRYSALIS
Vinyl$8.00 (used)
STEELEYE SPAN Gaudete 7STEELEYE SPAN Gaudete 7" 45
Chrysalis
Vinyl$5.90 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)


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 Gaudete ratings distribution


3.03
(4 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(25%)
25%
Good, but non-essential (75%)
75%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

STEELEYE SPAN Gaudete reviews


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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars The first UK hit single sung in Latin

The track "Gaudete" (the English translation of the title is "Rejoice") from Steeleye Span's 1972 "Below the salt" album was belatedly released as a single in time for Christmas that year. It sank without trace, but was re-released in identical format in late 1973.

The 1973 re-releasing of the song as a single proved to be an inspired move, giving the band their first hit single. It rose to number 14 on the UK chart in December that year, where it peaked during the Christmas week.

"Gaudete" is actually a Christmas song, although the fact that the lyrics are sung in Latin makes this less than obvious. References to the Virgin Mary can be heard though, the song probably dating from the 16th century. The delivery is a cappella sung in multi part harmony and emphasising the vocal prowess of the band. It may not be particularly representative of Steeleye Span overall, but it did serve to bring them to the attention of a much wider audience. Even today, the song can often be heard on the radio at Christmas, and is regularly included on themed compilations.

To emphasise the festive nature of the release, the B-side is a non-album cover of the Christmas carol the "Holly and the ivy". While hardly an essential Steeleye Span song in itself, its rarity does make this single a must for devotees of the band.

Incidentally, a version of the song can be found on Chris Squire's 2007 Christmas album.

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).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Easy Livin (BETA) | Report this review (#208010) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, March 22, 2009

Latest members reviews

3 stars "Gaudete" is one of the most beautiful and haunting numbers by Steeleye Span. God, Maddy Prior has some pipes! I love this song. This single release from 1972, which has the b-side of "The Holly and the Ivy", comes from what could be considered the classic age of the band, early to mid 1970's. I bel ... (read more)

Report this review (#749401) | Posted by mohaveman | Saturday, May 05, 2012 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of STEELEYE SPAN "Gaudete"

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).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | 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: 0.73 seconds