Please To See The King is the second album by Steeleye Span, released in 1971. A major personnel change following their previous effort, Hark! The Village Wait, brought about a substantial change in their overall sound, including a lack of drums and the replacement of one female vocalist with a male vocalist. The band even reprised a song from their debut, "The Blacksmith", with a strikingly different arrangement making extensive use of syncopation
Arranged By – Steeleye Span. Art Direction, Design – Grahame Berney, Keith Davis (3). Engineer – Bob Potter, Jerry Boys, Roger Mayer, Roger Quested, Vic Gamm. Photography By – Keith Morris (8). Producer – Sandy Roberton. Vocals, Bass Guitar, Bells – Ashley Hutchings. Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin, Organ, Bass Guitar, Bells – Peter Knight.
Arranged By – Steeleye Span. Artwork – Grahame Berney, Keith Davis (3). Vocals, Bass Guitar – Ashley Hutchings. Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin, Organ, Bass Guitar – Peter Knight.
Below the Salt is the fourth studio album by Steeleye Span and their first after they joined the Chrysalis label. The album takes medieval influence and combines it with the band's British folk rock style. The lineup on the album includes Bob Johnson and Rick Kemp making their debuts in the band. By this point, Ashley Hutchings had left the band, leaving Tim Hart and Maddy Prior as the only remaining founding members.
To my taste, it was a bit too traditional and the band lost some of the charm they had showed with the first album. And I still can�t see why they opened the record with the same first song they did on their debut. Ok, the arrangement is quite different, but the same opener as before?
Band Name Steeleye Span. Album Name Please to See the King. 版公司 Castle Music Chrysalis Records Shanachie. Other productions from Steeleye Span. Cogs, Wheels and Lovers.
Despite a few chart-friendly singles, Steeleye Span rarely feature in attempts to reappraise 1970s British folk-rock, lacking the dramatic allure of the early Fairport Convention story and the air of mystery attached to Trees. With 25 bonus tracks, 1971's Please to See the King, their second album, is the most substantially augmented of a trio of Steeleye reissues, and is as strident, sinister and compelling as anything by their contemporaries
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The Blacksmith, 04:45. Jigs: Bryan O'Lynn, The Hag With the Money, 03:17. False Knight on the Road, 02:43. Lovely on the Water, 05:18. I Was a Young Man (Top Gear Radio Session 27/6/70), 03:50.