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Tuesday, December 8, 2009


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Before forming Steeleye Span with Ashley Hutchings in 1969, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior had recorded two albums, FOLK SONGS OF OLDE ENGLAND VOL. 1 and VOL. 2 in 1968. After recording the first three Steeleye Span albums, Hart and Prior returned to the studio in 1972 to record this minor classic of traditional English Folk.
Unlike the rock elements (drums and electric guitars) introduced into Steeleye Span recordings, this is an unplugged affair with Hart on guitars and dulcimer. Vocal chores are split between Hart and Prior, sometimes singing solo (Prior on the delicate "The False Knight on the Road" and "I Live Not Where I Love," Hart on "The Ploughboy and the Cockney" and the haunting "Dancing at Whitsun") and occasionally singing duet ("Of All the Birds," "Westron Wynde," "Sorry the Day I Was Married" and "Adam Catched Eve").
Hart and Prior are augmented by Andy Irvine on mandolin (he would later form the celtic band Planxty), John Ryan on string bass, Gerry Conway on percussion and bells, and Pat Donaldson on electric bass.
All told, this is English folk of the highest order. Highly recommended.

1. False Knight on the Road
2. Bring Us In Good Ale
3. Off All the Birds
4. I Live Not Where I love
5. The Ploughboy and the Cockney
6. Westron Wynde
7. Sorry the Day I Was Married
8. Dancing at Whitsun
9. Fly Up My Cock
10. Cannily Cannily
11. Adam Catched Eve
12. Three Drunken Maidens
13. Serving Girls Holiday

1 comment:

Mauricio Hammill said...

Thank you for this record. Unfortunatelly Tim Hart died on dec. 24th.