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Thread #76123 Message #1345908
Posted By: Lighter
02-Dec-04 - 09:12 PM
Thread Name: Steeleye Span Your Favorite Period
Subject: RE: Steeleyspan Your Favorite Period
There is not a weak track on any of SS's first 4 albums. They were truly inspired then. To my mind, the first track I just didn't care for was "Robbery with Violins" on "Parcel of Rogues" (and the only weak one on that great album.)
"Now We are Six" has some very good stuff, as has "Commoner's Crown," but I think by that time they were beginning to lose their touch. The first album that I was really disappointed in was "Live at Last." Since then, they've continued to do at least one fine song (and sometimes more)per album; "Horkstow Grange" was their absolutely weakest effort.
"Below the Salt" remains my favorite rock album of all time. If Martin Carthy had still been with them then, it might have, in some metaphysical way, been almost TOO GOOD.