August 21, 2008

Steeleye Span - Please To See The King (1971)...

Pace fans of Fairport Convention (who may be said to have invented the genre) Steeleye were the quintessential British Folk/Rock band. A bunch of folkies who liked to rock, they brought rock instruments and sensibilities to British traditional music in a series of albums throughout the '70s which brought our musical heritage to the notice of millions of pop fans. At their best, their arrangements were wonderfully fresh and invigorating: clearly demonstrating the timelessness of the songs' subject matter. Steeleye really did play folk/rock, not just folk music with electric instruments.

(Amps For Christ fans might be into this)