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Steeleye Span: Bedlam Born

Steeleye Span: Bedlam Born (Park PRK CD55)

Bedlam Born
Steeleye Span

Park Records PRK CD55 (CD, UK, September 25, 2000)

Recorded at the Warehouse Studios, Oxford;
Engineered by Steve Watkins;
Mixed by John Etchells (except for Poor Old Soldier mixed by Steve Watkins);
Produced by Steeleye Span;
mastered by Denis Blackham at Country Masters;
Graphics by Gwen Morgan at Riverline;
Album co-ordination John Dagnell at Park Records

A first comment on the CD some time before its release by Tom Nelligan on the Fairport Convention mailing list: “I ran into [Dave Mattacks] earlier this week at a local gig and he talked a bit about the recent Steeleye recording session. He said it's going to be Steeleye's best album in years, or words to that effect, and had a lot of compliments for Gay Woods' singing. I'll allow him a little hyperbole!”

Musicians

Gay Woods, vocals, bodhrán;
Bob Johnson, vocals, acoustic & electric guitar;
Peter Knight, vocals, keyboards and violin;
Tim Harries, bass & electric guitars, keyboards, vocals;
with Dave Mattacks, drums and percussion

Note: Bob Johnson left Steeleye after recording this album and was replaced by Rick Kemp, at least for the following US & UK tours.

Tracks

  1. Well Done Liar! (Roud 473; G/D 8:1703) (4.35)
  2. Who Told the Butcher? (2.58)
  3. John of Ditchford (3.43)
  4. I See His Blood upon the Rose (4.58)
  5. Black Swan (1.50)
  6. The Beggar (3.00)
  7. Poor Old Soldier (2.20)
  8. Arbour (1.26)
  9. There Was a Wealthy Merchant (Roud 548; Law M19) (4.58)
  10. Beyond the Dreaming Place (3.04)
  11. We Poor Labouring Men (Roud 1394) (5.05)
  12. The Connemara Cradle Song (Henry H596) (5.38)
  13. Stephen (Roud 3963; Child 22) (4.25)
  14. The White Cliffs of Dover (3.06)