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I did have initial reservations because of the naff Status Quo-ness of “All around my hat”, but thankfully the band only travel down that road twice more with “Thomas the Rhymer” & “Hard times of Old England”, which is within tolerable levels.
Containing songs from 72-75 (apart from “Dark eyed sailor”, which is taken from Spans 1970 album “Hark the village wait”), so not really a career spanning retrospective.
Mixing acoustic & electric, not a million miles from what Fairport were creating at the same time.
So if you are a fan of 1970’s British Folk, this record is a good intro to what for many folkies would consider a musical institution.
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I had this before as a 2 album set. I enjoyed being able to listen to it again!Published 8 months ago by Julie L. Buzzard
With a title like this "The Best of Steeleye Span" it should have contained much more music.Published 20 months ago by stilletto
A rehash of some of Steeleye Span's best, along with "To Know Him Is To Love Him" which for some reason will not die.Published on May 30, 2014 by TAMSYN
I've been a fan for decades. This is some of their greatest. It got there before I expected. Yeah, it's pretty great.Published on October 23, 2013 by Jean Martin
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Ther were no bands (nor have there ever been) like Steeleye Span. They are a wonderful band that never disappoints.Published on September 7, 2013 by Daniel J. Andrews
The Best of Steeleye Span lives up to its title. Many of the songs they record appear on other albums, but they always seem to choose songs that are among my favorites. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by susan carpenter