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Steeleye Span: Back in Line

Steeleye Span: Back in Line (Interfusion L 38537)

Back in Line
Steeleye Span

Flutterby FLUT 2 (LP, UK, May 1986)
Wundertüte TÜT 129 (LP, Germany, 1986)
Interfusion L 38537 (LP, Australia, 1986)

Steeleye Span: Back in Line (Wundertüte TÜT 129)
Steeleye Span: Back in Line (Park PRK CD8)

Shanachie 79063 (LP/CD, USA, 1986)
Progressive Records PRO 006 (CD, Canada, 1991)
Park Records PRK CD8 (CD, UK, August 1991)

Somewhere in London / Lanercost (alternate version)
Flutterby FLUT 1 (single, UK, November 1985)

Steeleye Span: Somewhere in London (Flutterby FLUT 1)

Produced by Steeleye Span and John Acock;
Recorded at Pace Studios, Milton Keynes;
Engineer: John Acock. Live tracks Steve Norris;
Mixed at Safari

Musicians

Maddy Prior, vocals;
Peter Knight, violin, vocals;
Rick Kemp, bass, vocals;
Bob Johnson, guitar, vocals;
Nigel Pegrum, drums;
Vince Cross, Yamaha DX7 synthesiser

Tracks

There seem to be several versions of this record. The original Flutterby and the Wundertüte LPs have this track list:

Side 1Side 2
  1. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13) (6.20)
  2. Lanercost (4.33)
  3. Lady Diamond (Roud 112; Child 269; G/D 6:1224) (4.41)
  4. Isabel (5.22)
  5. A Canon by Telemann (1.45)
  1. Blackleg Miner (Roud 3193) (4.07)
    Recorded live at the Theatre Royal Nottingham in November 1985
  2. Peace on the Border (4.23)
  3. Scarecrow (4.13)
  4. Take My Heart (4.00)
  5. White Man (4.39)

Tracks 1, 3, 8 Bob Johnson;
Tracks 2, 9 Maddy Prior, Rick Kemp;
Track 4 Maddy Prior;
Track 5 trad. arr. Peter Knight;
Track 6 trad. arr. Steeleye Span;
Track 7 Rick Kemp;
Track 10 Peter Knight

The Interfusion LP adds the single Somewhere in London:

Side 1Side 2
  1. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13) (6.20)
  2. Lanercost (4.33)
  3. Lady Diamond (Roud 112; Child 269; G/D 6:1224) (4.41)
  4. Isabel (5.22)
  5. Somewhere in London (3.42)
  6. A Canon by Telemann (1.45)
  1. Blackleg Miner (Roud 3193) (live 1985) (4.07)
  2. Peace on the Border (4.23)
  3. Scarecrow (4.13)
  4. Take My Heart (4.00)
  5. White Man (4.39)

Tracks as above plus
Track 5 Peter Knight

The Shanachie LP and CD (same order#) has the 10 original tracks but as so often a different track order:

Side 1Side 2
  1. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13) (6.20)
  2. Isabel (5.22)
  3. Lady Diamond (Roud 112; Child 269; G/D 6:1224) (4.41)
  4. A Canon by Telemann (1.45)
  5. Peace on the Border (4.23)
  1. Blackleg Miner (Roud 3193) (live 1985) (4.07)
  2. White Man (4.39)
  3. Lanercost (4.33)
  4. Scarecrow (4.13)
  5. Take My Heart (4.00)

The Progressive / Park Records CD (a Progressive Records reissue with a sticker showing Park Records' order number) reinstates Somewhere in London but now at the end. It has two more tracks recorded live in 1986. They were re-released later on the CD Steeleye Span in Concert:

  1. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13) (6.21)
  2. Lanercost (4.32)
  3. Lady Diamond (Roud 112; Child 269; G/D 6:1224) (4.41)
  4. Isabel (5.22)
  5. A Canon by Telemann (1.42)
  6. Blackleg Miner (Roud 3193) (live 1985) (4.13)
  7. Peace on the Border (4.23)
  8. Scarecrow (4.13)
  9. Take My Heart (4.03)
  10. White Man (4.38)
  11. Somewhere in London (3.42)
  12. Spotted Cow (Roud 956) (live 1986) (4.31)
  13. One Misty Moisty Morning (Roud 20075) (live 1986) (4.34)

Tracks as above plus
Tracks 12-13 trad. arr. Steeleye Span