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Storm Force Ten

Steeleye Span: Storm Force Ten (BGOCD 337)

Storm Force Ten
Steeleye Span

Chrysalis CHR 1151 (LP, UK, November 1977)
Chrysalis L 36432 (LP, Australia)
Phonogram/Chrysalis 6307 615 (LP, Germany)
Ariola/Chrysalis 202.748 (LP, Germany)
BGO Records BGOCD 337 (CD, UK, April 1997)

Recorded at Phonogram Studios, Hilversum, Holland in one week in September 1977;
Produced by Steeleye Span and Mike Thompson

Musicians

Maddy Prior, vocals;
John Kirkpatrick, vocals, accordion;
Martin Carthy, vocals, guitar;
Tim Hart, vocals, guitar;
Rick Kemp, bass;
Nigel Pegrum, drums

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. Awake, Awake (5.06)
  2. Sweep, Chimney Sweep (Roud 1217) (4.45)
  3. The Wife of the Soldier (2.40)
  4. The Victory (Roud 2278) (8.37)
  1. The Black Freighter (5.59)
  2. Some Rival (Roud 587) (3.23)
  3. Treadmill Song (Roud 1077) (6.12)
  4. Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152) (5.08)

Comment

The return of Martin Carthy and the arrival of John Kirkpatrick was marked by an album recorded virtually “live”, with little over-dubbing, consisting largely of tracks they had worked out on their British tour of a few weeks earlier.

Tim Hart, Robin Denselow: The Complete Steeleye Span, 1978

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Gordon Oremland, Jay Jansill and especially to Marco Zanzi for getting the lyrics straight.