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Focus On: Steeleye Span

It’s uncommon for traditional music to become the mainstream. But when English folk/rockers Steeleye Span reached major Top of the Pops success in the mid 1970s, they introduced the music to a whole new generation of people. The band celebrates their 40th Anniversary with a new album due out in October of 2009 called Cogs, Wheels and Lovers. Folk Alley traveled to The Ark in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in September of 2009 to speak with Maddy Prior and Peter Knight from Steeleye Span.

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Additional Photos:

Steeleye - 1972/1973

The First Line-Up 1970

With Peter Sellers 1975

Steeleye Span Mark 2 (with Martin Carthy)

Steeleye in the 1980s

Steeleye Span 2009

Below The Salt - Gatefold

Steeleye Span - "Storm Force Ten" Line-Up (1977)


Steeleye Span Unofficial Website

Peter Knight's Web Site

Maddy Prior's Website

Park Records

Selected Releases:

Cogs, Wheels and Lovers
  (2009, Park Records)

Hark! The Village Wait
  (1970, Castle or Shanachie)

Please To See The King
  (1971, Castle or Shanachie)

Ten Man Mop or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again
  (1971, Castle or Shanachie)

Below The Salt
  (1972, BGO or Shanachie)

Parcel of Rogues
  (1973, BGO or Shanachie)

Now We Are Six
  (1974, BGO or Shanachie)

Commoners Crown
  (1975, BGO)

All Around My Hat
  (1975, BGO or Shanachie)

Rocket Cottage
  (1976, BGO)

Storm Force Ten
  (1977, BGO)

Live At Last
  (1978, BGO)

Sails Of Silver
  (1980, Park Records)

Back In Line
  (1986, Shanachie)

Tempted and Tried
  (1989, Shanachie)

Tonight's The Night - Live
  (1992, Shanachie)

  (1996, Shanachie or Park Records)

Horkstow Grange
  (1999, Park Records)

Bedlam Born
  (2000, Park Records)

The Journey - Live
  (2001, Park Records)

  (2003, Park Records)

  (2004, Park Records)

They Called Her Babylon
  (2004, Park Records)

Folk Rock Pinoeers - In Concert
  (2006, Park Records)

Bloody Men
  (2006, Park Records)

They are still sounding great!

Posted by J.F. on October 09, 2009.

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