Label: Castle Music - CMDDD781 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Lark in the Morning: The Early Years is a mid-priced, two-disc rendering of the band's first three records. Remastered for the first time, Hark! Steeleye Span are masters of arrangement, and nowhere is that more evident than on their debut. Though familial tension ran high during its recording, Hark! For their follow-up, British-folk icon Marin Carthy and former classical violinist Peter Knight were brought in to replace the departed Woods family, When I Was On Horseback - Steeleye Span - The Lark In The Morning - The Early Years in a more challenging, folk-based approach.
The disappearance of drums gave the songs on Please to See the King the distinct timbre of electric medieval music, using Hutchings ' bass in lieu of a courtly tambourine.
The record yielded beautiful ballads "Lovely on the Water" and brutal electric dirges "Boys of Bedlam" Blue Fawn - Jeremiah Fisher - Childrens Archipelago by Prior 's and Hart 's lilting pipes and Knight 's complex violin parts.
The reissue includes a cover of the Buddy Holly hit "Rave On," explained by Hart as "an idea the record company had for a possible novelty hit. Ten Man Mop finds the group getting sparser still. Like the gritty live act they had become, the songs straddle the fence between hauntingly beautiful the gorgeous "Wee Weaver" and drunk and jaunty "Marrowbones" and "Four Nights Drunk".
An added bonus is the inclusion of "General Taylor," a long sought after piece of vocal magic that sounds right at home at disc's Basse Danse - Attaignant*, Titelouze*, André Isoir And Xavier Darasse - 16th Century French Organ Mu. The excellent remastering job does wonders, especially on King and Mopwarming up the analog hiss and removing some of the more piercing elements that plagued earlier versions.
A page booklet with liner notes by the bandmembers, as well as some photos, rounds out this irreplaceable collection from one of folk-rock's -- or any genre for that matter -- most influential and rewarding outfits.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 16, Wistful Intimate Bittersweet Organic Poignant. Track Listing - Disc 1. A Calling-On Song.
Ashley Hutchings. Steeleye Span. The Blacksmith. Fisherman's Wife. The Blackleg Miner. Suerte - Iván Ferreiro - Mentiroso Mentiroso Dark-Eyed Sailor. Copshawholme Fair. All Things Are Quite Silent. The Hills of Greenmore. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker. Lowlands of Holland. Twa Corbies. Cold, Haily, Windy Night. Prince Charlie Stuart. Boys of Bedlam.
False Knight On the Road. Track Listing - Disc 2. The Lark In the Morning. Female Drummer. The King. Lovely On the Water. Rave On. The Gower Wassail. Four Nights Drunk. When I Was On Horseback. Captain Coulston. Wee Weaver. General Taylor. The Blacksmith Traditional. The Blackleg Miner Traditional. The Dark-Eyed Sailor Traditional. Copshawholme Fair Traditional. The Hills of Greenmore Traditional. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker Traditional. Lowlands of Holland Traditional.
Twa Corbies Traditional. Cold, Haily, Windy Night Traditional. Prince Charlie Stuart Traditional. False Knight On the Road Traditional. The Lark In the Morning Traditional. Female Drummer Traditional. The King Traditional. Lovely On the Water Traditional.
Four Nights Drunk Traditional. Marrowbones Traditional. Captain Coulston Traditional. Wee Weaver Traditional. Skewball Traditional. General Taylor Traditional.
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