Steeleye Span - All around my hat () / Vinyl record [Vinyl-LP] - arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co Music Skip to main content Hello, Sign in 1 x Vinyl LP, Album Germany A1 - Black Jack Davy () Steeleye Span is incomparable. Listen to more than one song and you'll find their music captivation/5(28). Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat - LP Vinyl Album Product details. Vinyl; Number of Discs: 1; Label: Chrysalis; ASIN: BER7A7Q; the original Chrysalis issue I was after. Great album, great band. Incidentally, if you can check our their acappella version of "Rave On" from you'll be in for a treat. Seller highly recommended. Come to /5(28). All Around My Hat has the same label layout as this version but printed by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd. and pressed by CBS, Aston Clinton. Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat has the same label layout as this version but printed by Gothic Print Finishers Ltd. and pressed by CBS, Aston Clinton. All Around My Hat has slightly different labels.4/5.
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A single of the upbeat title track also made the charts in England, and the overall sound was the work of producer Mike Batt, who gave the band a raw, stripped-down style, with only the smallest touching up and the very lightest of overdubbed strings.
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It probably seemed like a good idea at the time! The critics weren't as deeply impressed as in the case of, for example, Please To See The Kingbut I do think that there's still a good bunch of fine songs on this album, some of them even able to compete against the immaculate side A of Commoner's Crown.
Notwithstanding, some of the through-and-through pop numbers tend to become a bit boring after a while, even though even some of these songs include some little specialities - in their lyrics, in their rhythm or in their arrangement - which keep me from skipping them.
But then Nigel Pegrum jumps into a pretty stupid shuffle rhythm, and for the rest of the piece the estrangement of this song from its folk roots happens to be a few tads too acute for me. Neither the more or less featureless fiddle solo nor the uninspired backing vocals really grade the whole thing up considerably. Nonetheless I must admit that this ultra-jolly song has a sort of morbid humor to it because of its pretty awkward story.
The girl who wants a knight to dance with her is, in fact, an elf princess who - in a carrot-and-stick ish manner - pampers the knight before announcing she will curse him to death. This song originally Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat (Vinyl from Denmark, and - indeed - this is the country which a really popular German ballad comes from: Der Erlkoenig 'The Elfin King' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In Goethe's ballad a feverish boy is taken home on horseback by his father, and meanwhile he hallucinates about an elfin king who frightens the child with announcements of both caress and death; in the end, the child dies - contrary to the knight in Dance With Me whose fate remains dubious.
So at least, the irony of this ridiculously huge contrast between music and lyrics keeps me interested - as well as the lyrics which are, without doubt, more profound than most of the songs which sound similar. Hard Times Of Old England really makes me wonder how the band made such an arrangement of a song which, for instance, the all-acoustic Etchingham Steam Band around Ashley Hutchings and Shirley Collins in a diametrically different way one year earlier.
Again there's the straightforward shuffle rhythm, but this time there's no weird story which could re-define the meaning of the recording. All in all this 5-minutes-plus track is just too long, and apart from a brief pseudo guitar solo the band just tries hard to get all the stanzas together and, again and again, the chorus.
And the brief guitar solo lacks the blazing lead playing of, for instance, Richard Thompson. Steeleye Span had great guitarists Bob Johnson on Seven Hundred Elves was pretty cool and avant-gardebut none who could play well on top of a rock'n'roll groove; this solo is actually some slight deviation from the rhythm guitar track.
I skip this track. Gamble Gold continues this children's music attitude - most authentically with Nigel Pegrum providing the hook of the song, a really simple melody, on three recorders in an accurate music school fashion. Overall this is pretty dull and cliche-laden, and representative of the way how I don't like folk to be - too much pop and too few inspiration.
I even liked the tongue-in-cheek St. Eleye choir stuff from Now We Are Six much more since it had some jolly humor and some kind of atmosphere. All Around My Hat Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat (Vinyl, another rock'n'roll shuffle thing, is on a different level; it's a pretty crude combination of two different folk songs, one of them apparently also used by the Irish as some kind of a protest song in the British-Irish civil war.
You actually don't notice that these are two different songs stuck together, and you don't notice any political connotations either - neither one was conceived as a political song, anyway. Maddy Prior's lead vocals in the verses, on top of the tight shuffle, Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat (Vinyl, are filled with Prior's trademark vocal glissandos and some snotty accentuation which I always liked LP lot.
There are simply not too many folk singers who deliberately 'jump off' the basic vocal melody, just in order to slide to the correct note from, let's say, four half-tones below. That's art pop of a different type - inspired music providing fun for both the analytic and the more immediate listeners. Sum Waves is, apart from some low notes which are seemingly vocal drones, an instrumental piece of Scottish origin, given a faintly bluesy treatment.
Maddy Prior states in the liner notes that the band intended to abandon a clear melody in favor of atmosphere and drone. The multi-tracked violins and the deep vocal drones, however, are impressing, and the sedate bluesy rhythm is something you don't find too often in this context. But Steeleye Span were able to force the whole matter further up with a set of four songs which I like even more than the previously mentioned songs.
Dense riffs, mighty harmony vocals and enough little rhythmic twists overall, most probably brought in by drummer Nigel Pegrum, to keep the listener entertained. Tim Hart, along with Maddy Prior the only original folk musician in the band, takes the lead vocals in the quiet narrative stanzas - surrounded by Nigel Pegrum's multi-instrumental work on flute and oboe which really proves that the collaboration of the two proficient arrangers Peter Knight and Nigel Pegrum was a real fruitful one.
The anthemic chorus, sung by Prior, Knight, Hart, Kemp and Johnson to Pegrum's quick hi-hat 16ths, brings the music back to its British roots and make this track the only genuine 5-star moment on this album. Interestingly, parts of the chorus share melodies with a beautiful song Maddy Prior and Tim Hart already performed in as a duo, The Gardenerwhich in turn also appears under the name Proud Maisrie.
Black Jack Davy and Cadgwith Anthemhowever, come pretty close. Black Jack Davya song with both a history in America and Great Britain, ties in well with the sound of the previous Commoner's Crown album, but adds a string arrangement by Mike Batt, who also produced the album. I'm not a definite fan of Mike Batt's AOR solo material, but songs like The Ride to Agadir and Winds of Change feature the handwriting of Album) songwriter and arranger with an independent style, a distinct voice and an ability to record songs which are bombastic, but rarely embarrasing.
His string arrangements are pretty similar: they do have a certain Victorian pomp, but I never really cared if they are or aren't inappropiate to this kind of music. They blend in fine and add to the atmosphere - and, most importantly they get along extremely well with Pete Knight's classically influenced fiddle playing and Nigel Pegrum's oboe counterpoints. Maddy Priors sings lead in the verses, and the male choir of Hart, Johnson, Kemp and Knight takes the pre-chorus and chorus.
Especially the pre-chorus is really powerful, and - comparing this recording with other renderings of the song - Steeleye Span have added quite a lot of original ideas to a song. Re-arranging a folk song in a convincing way, contrary to what some critics say, definitely does require a songwriting skill, even if one mostly works with songs which already exist.
And it needs a certain 'historical' commitment, as well, which makes working in this genre a really different, but interesting task. The Cadgwith Anthem brought me - who originally comes from Bavaria Germany - memories of the kind of the authentic Bavarian traditional music. Sadly, this area of Germany is widely and incorrectly known as the mere capital of beer, pretzels and a particularly slimy deviation of folk music, including yodeling on plastic europop rhythms.
All in all, the relation between the Bavarian music and the music of the Scottish Highlands people would be even bigger, but this comes pretty close. If you get that special emotional connection to this kind of music as well, and if you're interested in music of different ethnic cultures, I can highly recommend you check out the album Tiroler Kirchtagmusig by the Inntaler Saenger, which is basically authentic Alpine folk music.
For the lengthy album closer Batchelors Hall Tim Hart uses his electric dulcimer again, enveloping the listener in the gentle drone of this fine instrument. The song might remind you of American country music - and if it does, it doesn't without reason: it's in fact a rare Steeleye Span arrangement of an American folk song. Bassist Rick Kemp, previously destined to be the successor of Gordon Haskell in King Crimson insings the lead vocals here and gives the song a tight, gritty mood.
Furthermore I'd like to mention the beautiful fiddle solos by Pete Knight which have that special broken-hearted feel of the real good American country fiddlers, such as Byron Berline. Sadly, the LP chorus - again with the huge string arrangements in the background - gets a bit too sweet to fit in with the biting lament of the verse.
The second one works out fine because the band gradually build up more layers of sound after the first chorus; hence, the change to the second chorus is more fluid. Taken together it's hard to decline that this album ain't flawed. But in its best moments it still shows a band with a distinct vision and sound, and a healthy balance of pop professionalism mostly in the arrangements and atmosphere. Even though all the preceding Steeleye Span albums are more captivating than this one, I can thoroughly recommend this to folk rock lovers - especially in the context of the affordable A Parcel of Steeleye Span compilation which includes the complete five Steeleye Span albums between andplus four bonus tracks.
They had lost some of their genuineness but they were still a great band. You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
Label: Chrysalis - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat (, Vinyl) | Discogs Explore/5(39). -VINYL (PLAY TESTED): flat, clean & quiet / slight evidence of handling. -COVER: cut corner promo /no wear to speak of / faint signs of handling. STEELEYE SPAN All Around My Hat VINYL LP promo record album Shanachie EX+NM | eBay. - All Around My Hat - arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co Music. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account CDs & Vinyl Go Search Hello Select your address Upload /5(27).
All Around My Hat is a album by Steeleye Span, their eighth and highest-charting, reaching number 7 on the UK Albums Chart, and staying on the charts for six arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co was produced by Mike Batt, who also produced their follow-up album, "Rocket Cottage". It .
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span on AllMusic - - The biggest selling of all Steeleye Span albums. All Around My Hat is a album by Steeleye Span, their eighth and highest-charting, reaching number 7 on the UK Albums Chart, and staying on the charts for six arexfovexopo.colenecsimapacharsespmegsembvimic.co was produced by Mike Batt, who also produced their follow-up album, "Rocket Cottage". It .
All Around My Hat is a album by Steeleye Span, their eighth and highest-charting, reaching number 7 on the UK charts, and staying on the charts for 6 months. It briefly made the band a household name in the UK. In the United States it became the band's first album to chart, reaching number
All Around My Hat is a album by Steeleye Span, their eighth and highest-charting, reaching number 7 on the UK charts, and staying on the charts for 6 months. It briefly made the band a household name in the UK. In the United States it became the band's first album to chart, reaching number Comment: VG+, green label, promo tag on cover, insert; STEELEYE SPAN: all around my hat LP, CHRYSALIS /5(28).
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