Steeleye Span Discography by M.C. Strong
This discography was taken from the book
The Great Rock Discography
Third Edition, 1996
Canongate Books Ltd., Edinburgh
licensed by Zweitausendeins, Frankfurt, Germany
ISBN 0 86241 604 3
 [--], tell the topmost place in the charts in Britain and the USA, a
[--]means `not issued'. The record companies are listed above these boxes.
- St. Albans, England, 1969 by Ashley Hutchings who teamed up with two duos Maddy Prior & Tim Hart plus Gay & Terry Woods. Under the direction of Sandy Roberton, they signed to `RCA' and released 1970 album Hark! The Village Wait. In 1972, they transferred to `Chrysalis' records and had first singles success with surprise 1973 Christmas hit Gaudete. It sparked off further commercial fortunes during the mid-70's.
- Electric folk band who, like Fairport Convention, crossed-over into pop charts. They retained traditional roots and instruments throughout, although they progressed into rock market.
- All members through the years contributed their own songs; i.e. Hutchings, Prior & Hart, the Woods, Carthy, Johnson, etc. They also covered traditional Olde England folk tunes, reels and jigs, plus more regular classics Rave On (Buddy Holly) / Gaudete (trad. Latin hymn) / To Know Him Is to Love Him (Teddy Bears) / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (children's song) / etc. Maddy covered Rag Doll (Four Seasons) / Who's Sorry Now? (Connie Francis) / Swimming Song (Loudon Wainwright III) / Boys of Bedlam (Nic Jones, Dave Morgan) / Winter Wakeneth (M. Kiszco).
- Their 1974 Top 20 album Now We Are Six was produced by Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), and featured David Bowie playing sax solo on track To Know Him Is to Love Him. Their following album Commoners Crown saw actor Peter Sellers play ukulele on New York Girls. All Around My Hat was produced by Wombles singer Mike Batt.
- Please to See the King (*7) / Below the Salt (*8) / Parcel of Rogues (*6) / Now We Are Six (*7) / The Collection (*6)
Maddy Prior - vocals / Tim Hart - guitar, vocals / Gay Woods - vocals, concertina / Ashley Hutchings - bass (ex Fairport Convention) / Terry Woods - guitar, vocals with guest drummers Gerry Conway and Dave Mattacks
RCA Chrysalis Jun 70 (lp) Hark! The Village Wait [ ] [ ] 1976 A Calling-On Song / The Blacksmith / Fisherman's Wife / Blackleg Miner / Dark-Eyed Sailor / Copshawholme Fair / All Things Are Quite Silent / The Hills of Greenmore / My Johnny Was a Shoemaker / Lowlands of Holland / Twa Corbies / One Night As I Lay on My Bed (re-iss. Mar 76 on `Mooncrest', re-dist. 1983) (re-iss. 1988 on `Shanachie')Martin Carthy (b. 21 May '41, Hatfield, England) - electric guitar / Peter Knight - fiddle repl. Terry & Gey Woods who formed own self-named duo
B&C Chrysalis Mar 71 (lp) Please to See the King [ ] [--] 1976 Blacksmith / Cold, Haily, Windy Night / Jigs: Bryan O'Lynn, The Hag With The Money / Prince Charlie Stuart / Boys of Bedlam / False Knight on The Road / The Lark in the Morning / Female Drummer / The King / Lovely on the Water (re-iss. Mar 76 on `Mooncrest', re-dist. 1983) (re-iss.+cd Mar 91) 1971 (7"m) Rave On. / Reels / Female Drummer [ ] [--] Pegasus Chrysalis Jan 72 (lp) Ten Man Mop Or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again [ ] [--] 1976 Marrowbones / Captain Coulston / Reels: Dowd's favourite - L10 Float - The Morning Dew / Wee Weaver / Skewball / Gower Wassail / Jigs: Paddy Clancy's Jig - Willie Clancy's Fancy / Four Nights Drunk / When I Was on Horseback (re-iss. Mar 76 on `Mooncrest', re-dist. 1983) (re-iss. 1988 on `Shanachie') (re-iss.+cd Aug 91 on `Total')Bob Johnson - guitar, vocals repl. Carthy who went solo / Rick Kemp - bass repl. Hutchings who joined Albion Country Band
Chrysalis Chrysalis Aug 72 (lp)(c) Below the Salt  [ ] Spotted Cow / Rosebuds in June / Sheepcrook and Black Dog / Royal Forester / King Henry / Gaudete / John Barleycorn / Saucy Sailor (re-iss. 1974) (re-iss. Oct 89 on `Shanachie') Sep 72 (7") John Barleycorn. / Jigs [ ] [--] Nov 72 (7") Gaudete. / Royal Forester [--] [ ] (re-iss. 1975) Apr 73 (lp)(c) Parcel of Rogues  [ ] Alison Gross / One Misty Moisty Morning / The Bold Poacher / The Ups and Downs / Robbery With Violins / The Wee Wee Man / Cam Ye O'er Frae France / The Weaver and the Factory Maid / Rogues in a Nation / Hares on a Mountain (re-iss. 1974) (re-iss.+cd Nov 88 on `Shanachie') Nov 73 (7") Gaudete. / The Holly & the Ivy  [ ]Prior, Hart, Knight, Johnson and Kemp added Nigel Pegrum - drums, percussion
Feb 74 (lp)(c) Now We Are Six  [ ] Thomas the Rhymer / Two Magicians / Edwin / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star / Seven Hundred Elves / The Mooncoin Jig / Drink Down the Moon / Long-A- Growing / Now We Are Six / To Know Him Is to Love Him (re-iss. Oct 89 on `Shanachie') (cd-iss. Jun 91) Feb 74 (7") Thomas the Rhymer. / The Mooncoin Jig [ ] [ ] Jan 75 (lp)(c) Commoners Crown  [ ] Little Sir Hugh / Bach Goes to Limerick / Long Lankin / Dogs and Ferrets / Galtee Farmer / Demon Lover / Elf Call / Weary Cutters / New York Girls Mar 75 (7") New York Girls. / Two Magicians [ ] [ ] Oct 75 (7") All Around My Hat. / Black Jack Davy [ 5] [ ] Oct 75 (lp)(c) All Around My Hat [ 7] [ ] Black Jack Davy / Hard Times of Old England / Cadgwith Anthem / Sum Waves (tunes) / The Wife of Usher's Well / Gamble Gold (Robin Hood) / All Around My Hat / Dance With Me / Bachelor's Hall (re-iss. Jul 85 on `M.F.P.') (re-iss. Oct 89 on `Shanachie') (re-iss. Mar 94) Jan 76 (7") Hard Times of Old England. / Cadgwith Anthem [ ] [ ] Sep 76 (7") London. / Sligo Maid [ ] [ ] Oct 76 (lp)(c) Rocket Cottage  [ ] London / The Bosnian Hornpipes / Orfeo - Nathan's Reel / The Twelve Witches / The Brown Girl / Fighting For Strangers / Sligo Maid / Sir James the Rose / The Drunkard Nov 76 (7") Fighting For Strangers. / The Bosnian Hornpipes [ ] [ ]Martin Carthy - guitar, vocals returned to repl. Johnson / John Kirkpatrick - accordion repl. Knight who formed duo with Johnson. They made one album, King of Elfland's Daughter, in 1978 for `Chrysalis'.
Nov 77 (7") The Boar's Head Carol. / Gaudete / Some Rival [ ] [--] Nov 77 (lp)(c) Storm Force Ten [ ] [--] Awake, Awake / Sweep, Chimney Sweep / The Wife of the Soldier / The Victory / The Black Freighter / Some Rival / Treadmill Song / Seventeen come Sunday Nov 78 (lp)(c) Live At Last! [ ] [ ] The Atholl Highlanders / Walter Bulwer's Polka / Saucy Sailor / The Black Freighter / The Maid and the Palmer / Hunting the Wren / Montrose / Bonnets So Blue / The False Knight on the Road Nov 78 (7") Rag Doll. / Hunting the Wren [--] [ ]Split May 1978 until reformation 1980, Knight & Johnson returned to 1974 line-up.
Nov 80 (7") Sails of Silver. / Senior Service [ ] [--] Nov 80 (lp)(c) Sails of Silver [ ] [ ] Sails of Silver / My Love / Barnet Fair / Senior Service / Gone To America / Where Are They Now / Let Her Go Down / Longbone / Marigold - Harvest Home / Tell Me Why Feb 81 (7") Gone to America. / Let Her Go Down [ ] [--]Disbanded 1981. Maddy Prior and Tim Hart continued with solo work
Steeleye Span returned sporadically in the 80's now without Hart.
Flutterby not issued Nov 85 (7") Somewhere in London. / Lanercost [ ] [--] May 86 (lp)(cd) Back in Line [ ] [--] Edward / Lanercost / Lady Diamond / Isabel / A Cannon By Telemann / Blackleg Miner / Peace on the Border / Scarecrow / Take My Heart / White Man (cd re-iss. Aug 91 on `Park' +=) Spotted Cow / One Misty Moisty Morning (re-iss. Jan 94) Supertrack not issued Apr 89 (7") Padstow. / Reels: The First House in Connaught - [ ] [--] Sailor's Bonnet Dover-Chrysalis not issued Sep 89 (7") Following Me. / Two Butchers [ ] [--] Sep 89 (lp)(c)(cd) Tempted and Tried [ ] [--] Padstow / The Fox / Two Butchers / Following Me /Seagull / The Cruel Mother / Jack Hall / Searching For Lambs / Shaking of the Sheets / Reels: The First House in Connaught - Sailor's Bonnet / Betsy Bell and Mary Gray
Compilations, others, etc.
1972 Charisma; (lp) Individually and Collectively [ ] [--] Sep 76 Mooncrest; (7"ep) Rave On. / (+3) [ ] [--] 1977 Mooncrest; (d-lp) Timespan [ ] [--] (re-iss. Sep 84) May 77 Chrysalis; (d-lp)(c) Original Masters [ ] [--] Nov 82 Chrysalis; (7"ep) All Around My Hat / Fighting For [ ] [--] Strangers. / Gaudete / Boar's Head Carol Dec 82 Chrysalis; (d-c) All Around My Hat /Rocket Cottage [ ] [--] Mar 84 Chrysalis; (d-lp) The Best of Steeleye Span [ ] [--] (cd-iss. 1989) Oct 88 Chrysalis; (d-lp)(c)(cd) Portfolio [ ] [--] Nov 79 Folktracks; (c) Folk Electric Folk [ ] [--] May 80 Hallmark; (lp)(c) Steeleye Span [ ] [--] 1980 PEL; (7") Jigs and Reels (Reels Medley)./ ('A' version) [ ] [--] Sep 84 Cambra; (d-lp)(d-c) Steeleye Span [ ] [--] (re-iss.+cd Apr 90 on `Action Replay') Feb 87 Old Gold; (7") All Around My Head. /Gaudete [ ] [--] Apr 89 Connoisseur; (d-lp)(c)(cd) Early Years [ ] [--] May 91 Action Replay; (cd) The Best & The Rest of Steeleye Span [ ] [--] Aug 91 Castle; (cd)(c) The Collection [ ] [--] Thomas the Rhymer / Alison Gross / John Barleycorn / King Henry / One Misty Moisty Morning / The Mooncoin Jig / Long Lankin / The Fox/ Shaking of the Sheets / Rogues in a Nation / Galtee Farmer / All Around My Hat / Sailor's Bonnet / Black Jack Davy / Gaudete / Seven Hundred Elves / Sligo Maid / Following Me / Robbery With Violeens / Seventeen Come Sunday Nov 94 Park; (cd)(c) The Collection: Steeleye Span in Concert [ ] [--] (live) Mar 95 Chrysalis; (d-cd) Spanning the Years [ ] [--]
Tim Hart & Maddy Prior
B&C not issued 1968 (lp) Folk Songs of Olde England Vol 1 [ ] [--] (re-iss.+cd Apr 91 on `Total') 1972 (lp) Summer Solstice [ ] [--] (re-iss. Mar 76 on `Mooncrest') (re-iss. 1988 on `Shanachie') 1974 (lp) Folk Songs of Olde England Vol 2 [ ] [--] (re-iss. Mar 76 on `Mooncrest')
Maddy Prior & June Tabor
Chrysalis not issued Mar 76 (lp) Silly Sisters [ ] [--] Doffin' Mistress / Burning of Auchidoon / Lass of Lock Royal / The Seven Joys of Mary / My Husband's Got No Courage in Him / Singing the Travels / Silver Whistle / Geordie / The Grey Funnel Line / The Seven Wonders / Four Loom Weaver / The Game of Cards / Dame Durdan (cd-iss. Jan 94 on `BGO')They combined again in the mid-80's as Silly Sisters on cd-album No More to the Dance for `Transatlantic'.
Chrysalis Chrysalis May 78 (7") Rollercoaster. / I Told You So [ ] [--] May 78 (lp)(c) Woman in the Wings [ ] [--] Woman in the Wings / Cold Flame / Mother and Child / Gutter Cheese / Rollercoaster / Deep Water / Long Shadows / I Told You So / Rosettes / Catseyes / Baggy Pants (cd-iss. Mar 94 on `BGO') Jul 78 (7") Rag Doll. Saucy Sailor [ ] [--] Sep 78 (7") Baggy Pants. / Woman in the Wings [ ] [--] Nov 78 (lp)(c) Changing Winds [ ] [--] To Have and to Hold / Pity the Poor Night Porter / Bloomers / Accappella Stella / Canals / The Sovereign Prince / Ali Baba / The Mountain / In Fighting / Another Drink (re-iss. 1986) (cd-iss. Dec 93 on `BGO')
Maddy Prior BandMaddy with Rick Kemp, Ritchie Close, Mick Dyche & Gary Wilson
EMI not issued Aug 80 (7") Wake Up England. Paradise [ ] [--] Plant Life not issued May 82 (lp)Hooked on Winning [ ] [--] Hooked on Winning / Anthem to Failure / Long Holiday / Nothing But The Best / etc. May 82 (7") Face to Face. / Half Listening [ ] [--] Spindrift not issued Nov 83 (lp)Going For Glory ("Maddy Prior & The Answers") [ ] [--] After the Death / Saboteur / Morning Girls / Half Listening / Deep in the Darkest Night / Conversion / Oh No / God Squad / Trivial Hymn / Each Heart / Hope Lies Now / Pater Noster / Allelujah Nov 83 (7") Deep in the Darkest Night. / Western Molles [ ] [--] Sep 85 (7") Stookie. / ('A' version) [ ] [--]
Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band
Saydisc not issued Dec 87 (lp)(c)(cd)A Tapestry of Carols [ ] [--] Sep 90 (c)(cd)Sing Lustily & With Good Courage [ ] [--] Park not issued Dec 91 (lp)Carols and Capers [ ] [--] (re-iss. cd+c Dec 94) Nov 95 (cd)Hang Up Sorrow and Care [ ] [--]
Maddy Prior & Rick Kemp
Park not issued Aug 91 (lp) Happy Families [ ] [--] Happy Families / Good Job / Rose / Mother and Child / Here Comes Midnight / Bewcastle / Who's Sorry Now? / Fire on the Line / Goodbye / Alex / Low Flying / Happy Families (reprise) / Bewcastle Instrumental Aug 91 (7") Happy Families. / Who's Sorry Now? [ ] [--]
Maddy Priorwith Nick Holland - piano, keyboards / Richard Lee - double bass / Mick Dyche - acoustic guitar / Martin Loveday - cello / John Dochary - bass / guests Rick Kemp / Andy Watts / Liam Genockey
Park not issued Oct 93 (cd)(c) Year [ ] [--] Spring: Snowdrops - Birth / Summer: Swimming Song / Autumn: Marigold - Harvest Home / Winter: Red & Green - Long Shadows / Somewhere Along The Road / What Had You For Supper / Saucy Sailor / The Fabled Hare: (a) I Sall Goe Until a Hare, (b) Ruled By the Moon (c) Scent of a Dog, (d) Winter Wakeneth, (e) The Hare Said, (e) I Shall Run and Run / Deep in the Darkest Night / Boys of Bedlam / Twa Corbies Dec 94 (cd) Memento - The Best of Maddy Prior [ ] [--] (compilation) Dec 95 (cd) Year / Happy Families [ ] [--] (compilation)
Chrysalis not issued May 79 (lp) Tim Hart [ ] [--] Keep on Travelling / Tuesday Afternoon / Hillman Avenger / Lovely Lady / Nothing to Hide/ Come to My Window / Time After Time / Overseas / As I Go My Way May 79 (7") Overseas. / Hillman Avenger [ ] [--]