Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Parcel of Rogues has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by 2swellguys
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: ****Former library item. May contain identifying stickers, library barcodes or other markings on the case, artwork and/or disc.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.25
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Parcel of Rogues
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Parcel of Rogues


See all 19 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 25, 1990
"Please retry"
$14.99
$10.66 $1.99
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Mumford and Sons Concert Sweepstakes Mumford and Sons Concert Sweepstakes

$14.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. One Misty Moisty Morning 3:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Alison Gross 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Bold Poachers 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Ups And Downs 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Robbery With Violins 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Wee Wee Man 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. The Weaver And The Factory Maid 5:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Rogues In A Nation 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Cam Ye O'er Frae France 2:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Hares On The Mountain 4:30$0.99  Buy MP3 


Frequently Bought Together

Parcel of Rogues + Below the Salt + All Around My Hat
Price for all three: $43.97

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B000000E79
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,367 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
5 star
53%
4 star
31%
3 star
16%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 32 customer reviews
It's a Steeleye classic, and one of my many favorites.
Michael Gmirkin
I reccommend this album to those who enjoy filk music as well as "semi-traditional" folk fans.
Pepper
Some of the tracks are SO good that the rest seem a bit dull in comparison.
Thomas

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By C. H Smith on August 15, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Along with "Below the Salt," "Parcel of Rogues" must be considered Steeleye Span's finest work. The band still sounds like a folk string band at this point (they added a drummer on their next release, "Now We Are Six"), but they use amplification where appropriate and verge on having a pop feel. The individual cuts on the album are all excellent, especially 'The Weaver and the Factory Girl' (with a stunning performance by Maddy Prior), and 'Alison Gross,' a good bad witch story if there ever was one. This album was a success when it was released and still sounds fresh to my ears, in part due to the band's uncanny arrangement talents.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By BGFN8 on February 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album, along with its sister Below the Salt, is my favorite album of all time. These two albums are a part of who I am. I have enjoyed a lot of different music over the years, but like I have my whole life (literally), I can always come back to this great music by Steeleye Span.
Once again, all the songs are traditional, with some of the music written by members of the band. "Alison Gross" tells a story of a witch bribing a man to be her lover, but he won't and she makes him sorry. The instrumental "Robbery with Violins" showcases the talents of bassist Rick Kemp and violinist Peter Knight. "Hares On The Mountain" is a beautiful tune, reminiscent of "The Ash Grove," and old Welsch Air. "The Ups and Downs" is yet another tale of the loss of virginity. The words to "Cam Ye O'er Frae France" may not be fully understood at first (I've been listening to this for my whole life, and I still don't know all of the lyrics), because they are sung in a Scottish toungue, and the booklet prints the words spelled as they are pronounced. "One Misty Moisty Morning" is a great story of romance, while "The Wee Wee Man" is a great magical fairy tale." "The Weaver and the Factory Maid" is arguably vocalist Maddy Prior's greatest performance to date. The harmonies on this track will blow your mind. The band is also very tight on this track, as they are on many others as well. "Rogues In a Nation" showcases the groups excellent skill at ensemble singing, backed only by a bass drum.
Along with "Below The Salt," this album marks a major part of who I am. Whenever I can't think of anything else to listen to, I can always go back to the music of Steeleye Span. I would recommend this album to anyone wanting to hear great traditional music.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By tjs001 on April 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Although I'm always keen for artists to progress, I must admit that I found the opening tracks a little too much at first in 1973. On subsequent listens, however, my fears were allayed - it's a corker! Can't agree with the fuss about "Robbery With Violins" - listen to Rick Kemp on bass. A word of warning, though: Shanachie reissues are notoriously ordinary. As this record has always had a trebly sound, you don't need it sounding any harsher. I got this and the just as good (if not better) "Below The Salt" as BGO (UK) remasters. While not state-of-the-art, they are very good.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. GODFREY on January 9, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Probably the most direct and accessible of Steeleye Span's many fine albums, this starts out in fine style with the sprightly "One Misty Moisty Morning" - Maddy in typically powerful and melodic voice, solid support from the band and Bob Johnson providing some of the most elegant wah-wah guitar this side of Jimi Hendrix. "Alison Gross" is even rockier, crunching riffs and howling lead guitar...a more focussed cousin to the scary "King Henry" from "Below the Salt". This album is not just a guitar showcase, however, as Maddy contributes an amazing vocal tour de force on "The Weaver & the Factory Maid" - in fact she is unstoppably brilliant throughout. Rick Kemp's bass is well up in the mix - check out "Robbery with Violins", and Tim Hart is still there to add some more subtle touches: "The Bold Poachers" would not be out of place on one of Tim & Maddy's own albums. "Rogues in a Nation" is a weary song of proud resignation which highlights the group's fine ensemble singing, but the predominant tone of this album is relatively upbeat - my personal favourite being the energetic and amusing "Ups and Downs". Definitely one to sit back and enjoy - play it LOUD!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fairportfan on March 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album was another step in my own odyssey from whatever i was to dedicated folk-rock fan.
I was drowsing along one day in 1973 or so, headphones on while i did some homework so as not to disturb my Techwood dorm roommate, when WREK played "The Weaver and the Factory Maid".
I remember thinking that it was rather pretty... and then it came to the bit near the end where Maddie multi-multi tracks a capella vocals of the final chorus. That's pretty and a little spooky on ordinary speakers, when you're familiar with it. Hearing it for the very first time, on headphones, with All! Of! Those! Voices! inside my head, as it were, was almost an epiphany.
After contacting the station to discover just who the heck that was and what the title was, i proceeded to buy a copy the next day, and discovered that i liked Steeleye Span as much as i liked Fairport Convention, who i had discovered in a similar fashion... and it was another step on that long road for me...
As to the content of the album -- "Misty Moisty Morning" makes lovely use of Maddie's voice. "Alison Gross" is a nicely spooky story about a witch who craves a young lover. I'm still not sure what it means when one "...lives at the sign of the Ups and Downs...", but it's a neat little song.
"Cam Ye O'er Frae France" is a bit of scurrilous anti-Hanoverian propaganda, accusing King George of whore-mongering, and "Rogues In a Nation" is a heart felt lament by a Scots patriot at the anticlimactic union of Scotland with England fro economic reasons: "What force or guile could not essay, O'er many warlike ages/Is wrought now by a coward few, for hireling traitors' wages...
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Parcel of Rogues
This item: Parcel of Rogues
Price: $17.98 $14.99
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com