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Thread #76123   Message #1346816
Posted By: Raedwulf
03-Dec-04 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: Steeleye Span Your Favorite Period
Subject: RE: Steeleyspan Your Favorite Period
For me also, Steeleye got me interested in Folk. Though being a mere pup, the only time I've seen them was in Kentish Town on their 25th anniversary tour.

King Henry probably doesn't quite get my vote for best track, but then it does have to compete against Cam Ye O'er Frae France & Parcel Of Rogues. Below The Salt, though, is the better album (more consistent), with Parcel a close second. Please To See The King & Now We are Six are top albums too, though the latter is spoilt by the last two tracks, which are naff against otherwise excellent stuff.

I'd say albums two through six (three being a bit of a mixed effort) is their best period myself. There's some outstanding tracks outside of that, but the whole tends to be more uneven in quality.