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Steeleye Span: Please to See the King

Steeleye Span: Please to See the King (Big Tree BTS 2004)

Please to See the King
Steeleye Span

B&C CAS 1029 (LP, UK, March 1971)
Big Tree BTS 2004 (LP, USA, 1971)
United Artists UAS 29244 (LP, 1971)
Liberty LLP 80462 (LP, Japan)

Steeleye Span: Please to See the King (Liberty LLP 80462)
Steeleye Span: Please to See the King (Mooncrest CREST 8, 1974)

Interfusion SITFL 934599 (LP, Australia, 1972)
Chrysalis/Festival L 36141 (LP, Australia)
Mooncrest CREST 8 (LP, UK, 1974/76)
Chrysalis CHR 1119 (LP, USA, 1976)
Mooncrest CREST(CD) 005 (LP / CD, UK, March 1991)

Steeleye Span: Please to See the King (Mooncrest CREST 8, 1976) Steeleye Span: Please to See the King (Mooncrest CRESTCD 005)
Steeleye Span: Please to See the King (Shanachie 79075)

Shanachie 79075 (CD, USA, 1990)
Castle Music CMQDD 1253 (2 CD w/ bonus tracks, UK, January 16, 2006)
Talking Elephant TECD317 (CD, UK, February 26, 2016)

Steeleye Span: Please to See the King (Castle CMQDD 1253)

Engineers: Vic Gamm, Jerry Boys, Roger Mayer, Bob Potter, Roger Quested;
Produced by Sandy Roberton, September Production Ltd.

Musicians

Maddy Prior, vocals, spoon, tabor, tambourine, bells;
Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar, banjo, organ, bells;
Tim Hart, vocals, guitar, dulcimer, bells;
Ashley Hutchings, vocals, bass guitar, bells;
Peter Knight, vocals, fiddle, mandolin, organ, bass guitar, bells

Steeleye Span Mk 2

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (4.49)
  2. Cold, Haily, Windy Night (Roud 135; G/D 4:778) (4.37)
  3. Jigs: Bryan O'Lynn / The Hag with the Money (3.21)
  4. Prince Charlie Stuart (Roud 3099; Henry H533) (4.17)
  5. Boys of Bedlam (Roud V16366) (4.22)
  1. False Knight on the Road (Roud 20; Child 3) (2.45)
  2. The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151) (4.33)
  3. Female Drummer (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497) (4.05)
  4. The King (Roud 19109) (1.31)
  5. Lovely on the Water (Roud 1539) (5.20)
Bonus Track on the 1991 Mooncrest LP/CD reissue
  1. Rave On [Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty] (1.24)
    Unfortunately this is not the original single version but a shortened “cleaned-up” version without the mock scratches. The original is available on CD 3 of The Carthy Choronicles.
Bonus Tracks on the 2006 CD reissue: BBC Sessions

“Top Gear” BBC radio session; recorded June 23, 1970, Maida Vale 4; broadcast June 27, 1970

  1. The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (4.23)
  2. Female Drummer (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497) (3.15)
  3. Rave On [Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty] (1.22)
  4. I Was a Young Man (Roud 1572; G/D 7:1291) (3.51)
  5. The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151) (3.41)

“Stuart Henry Show” BBC radio session, July 23, 1970

  1. The King (Roud 19109) (1.26)
  2. Prince Charlie Stuart (Roud 3099; Henry H533) (4.10)
  3. The Bold Poachers (Roud 1686) (5.27)
Bonus CD on the 2006 CD reissue: BBC Sessions

“Folk on 1” BBC radio session, October 17, 1970

  1. College Grove / Silver Spear (2.51)
  2. Lay Down Your Weary Tune [Bob Dylan] (4.20)
  3. False Knight on the Road (Roud 20; Child 3) (3.22)
  4. Jigs: Hitler's Downfall / The Hag with the Money (1.58)
  5. Female Drummer (Mk I) (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497) (3.50)
  6. Wee Weaver (Roud 3378) (4.23)
  7. Reel (2.36)

“Stuart Henry Show” BBC radio session, February 4, 1971

  1. Female Drummer (Mk II) (Roud 226; G/D 1:182; Henry H497) (4.12)
  2. General Taylor (Roud 216) (3.36)
  3. Farther Along (Roud 18084) (3.10)
  4. Two Reels (2.32)

“Top Gear” BBC radio session, March 27, 1971

  1. Let's Dance [Jim Lee] (1.45)
  2. Bring 'em Down / A Hundred Years Ago (Roud 926) (2.40)
  3. The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151) (3.52)

BBC TV performance (date unknown)

  1. The King (Roud 19109) (1.24)
  2. Jigs: Bryan O'Lynn / The Hag with the Money (2.13)
  3. The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (3.49)

LP Sleeve Notes

Thanks to: Steeleye Span Mk. 1 and the Folk Song Journals for The Blacksmith; Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould and Stephen Sedley for Cold, Haily, Windy Night; Martin Byrnes and Sean O'Shea for Bryan O'Lynn and The Hag with the Money respectively; Brigid Tunney for Prince Charlie Stuart; Tom Walsh of the Combine Harvester via Tommy Gilfellon for Boys of Bedlam; Willie Whyte and Francis James Child for False Knight on the Road; Mr Kent via Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Folk Song Journals for The Lark in the Morning; A Yorkshire girl via Percy Grainger, Bert Lloyd and the Watersons for Female Drummer; Two old ladies in Pembrokeshire via Andy Nisbet for The King and Mr Hilton via Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Folk Song Journals for Lovely on the Water.

Steeleye Span: Please to See the King (Shanachie 79075)