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GUEST,Taliesn Lyr/Chords Req: 700 Elves (from Steeleye Span) (30) RE: Lyr/Chords Req: 700 Elves by Steeleye Span 06 Dec 02


Add my compliments to this thread as I've had this Steel Eye Span song in pieces on an audio cassette for over a decade and never knew the name of the song nor which album it came from........ until *today*.
I've always loved Maddy Prior's voice and the way she would intone a song with the purest of natural pitch and timbre. I can listen to anything with her voice.
Sorry I could never say the same for the artistic choices of the other "eclectrified" ( not a mispell ) Folk Rock musician's of the band though.
(As a matter of fact now I remember why my off-the-air tape is truncated. I purposefully edited out the electric musicianship just to tape Maddy's singing of the words.)
Man I can just melt away imagining Maddy Prior's voice singing
Crosby,Stills, & Nash's 1st album song "Gwenivier".

Even Brit Folk Rock group "Rennaissance" got more than a tad more often than not too ham-handed with the Rock in their Folk.

In my not-so-humble opinion , the best Folk Rock for my ear never needed any drums or atleast not in the up-front-and-in-yer-ear way that characterises "What's Rock & What's Not". Too much dependency on drummers for the beat when all that's necessary is solid "rhythm" has ruined many a Folk Rock song for my ear.
( Best example off the top o' me head is the Stones over-produced version of their "Sympathy for the Devil" which was originally written as a straight delta blue dirge and is yet to be resserected as such by some stalwart blues man with the will to dot it justice.......Rev. Bobert? ;-).


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