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Present: The Very Best of Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span: Present: The Very Best of Steeleye Span (Park PRK CD64)

Present: The Very Best of Steeleye Span
Steeleye Span

Park Records PRK CD64 (2 CD, UK, November 2002)

This double CD consists of re-recordings of Steeleye Span's best known songs, recorded for their Winter 2002 reunion tour with a “classic” line-up consisting of Maddy Prior, Bob Johnson, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, and Liam Genockey. However, on the tour Bob Johnson, being ill, was replaced by Ken Nicol (known from the Albion Band). As it turned out, Ken became the permanent replacement for Bob.

Tracks

CD 1CD 2
  1. Sir James the Rose (Roud 2274; Child 213; G/D 2:235) (5.06)
  2. Hard Times of Old England (Roud 1206) (6.35)
  3. Cam Ye O'er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120) (3.50)
  4. Thomas the Rhymer (Roud 219; Child 37) (6.37)
  5. Lyke Wake Dirge (Roud 8194) (2.48)
  6. Black Jack Davy (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124) (4.15)
  7. Two Magicians (Roud 1350; Child 44; G/D 2:334) (4.32)
  8. Blackleg Miner (Roud 3193) (2.58)
  9. All Around My Hat (Roud 22518) (4.03)
  1. When I Was on Horseback (Roud 2; Laws Q26) (4.50)
  2. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559) (4.42)
  3. Long Lankin (Roud 6; Child 93; G/D 2:187; Henry H735) (8.52)
  4. One Misty Moisty Morning (Roud 20075) (6.31)
  5. Let Her Go Down (3.46)
  6. Gaudete (2.23)
  7. The Weaver and the Factory Maid (Roud 3085, 17771) (5.43)
  8. Drink Down the Moon (Roud 290) (6.31)
  9. King Henry (Roud 3967; Child 32) / Rosebud in June (Roud 812) (20.40)

Steeleye Span's original recordings of these songs were on the albums:
#8: Hark! The Village Wait (1970);
#10: Ten Man Mop or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again (1971);
#11, 15, 18: Below the Salt (1972);
#3, 13, 16: Parcel of Rogues (1973);
#4, 7, 17: Now We Are Six (1974);
#12: Commoners Crown (1975);
#2, 6, 9: All Around My Hat (1975);
#1: Rocket Cottage (1976);
#14: Sails of Silver (1980);
#5 is on no other Steeleye Span album