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The Journey

Steeleye Span: The Journey (Park PRK CD52)

The Journey
Steeleye Span

Park Records PRK CD52 (2 CD, UK, November 1999)

This is a live recording of most of a benefit concert for a charity called War Child to help kids in war zones. It took place on September 2, 1995 at The Forum, London. and was organised by Dave Hill, a long-standing Steeleye Span fan. He managed to convince nearly everybody of the Steeleye Span members from the first 25 five years of their history to play at this concert.

Now, four year later, we finally have the chance to hear this breathtaking recording. I'm sure that everybody who hears it will fervently wish to have been there!

Musicians

Steeleye Span Mk 1

Gay Woods, Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Ashley Hutchings, Martin Carthy and John Kirkpatrick (both to play Terry Wood's part, the only Steeleye member not present), Michael Gregory (drums, to replace Mk 1 studio drummers Gerry Conway and Dave Mattacks)

They played virtually all of Hark! The Village Wait and was the first time this band ever played live together. As Maddy put it, it was their Debut performance after 25 years!

Steeleye Span Mk 2

Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Martin Carthy, Peter Knight, Ashley Hutchings

They represented Please To See The King and Ten Man Mop and played tracks from those albums.

Steeleye Span Mk 3/4

Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Bob Johnson, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, Nigel Pegrum

The classic line-up with titles from Below the Salt up to All Around My Hat.

Steeleye Span Mk 5

Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Rick Kemp, Nigel Pegrum

They played a great set of Storm Force Ten and Live at Last titles.

Steeleye Span Mk 12

Maddy Prior, Gay Woods, Bob Johnson, Peter Knight, Tim Harries, Liam Genockey

Encores

Finally they ALL came on stage to sing Rave On and Gaudete!

Set List

The “Journey” set list itself is shown below. Alas, some songs which are marked here with a * have been left out of the 2 CD set - nearly enough material for a third CD ...

Steeleye Span Mk 1Steeleye Span Mk 5
  1. A Calling-On Song
  2. The Blacksmith (Roud 816)
  3. Fisherman's Wife
  4. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232)
  5. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker* (Roud 1388; G/D 8:1848)
  6. The Blackleg Miner (Roud 3193)
  7. Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180)
  1. Seventeen Come Sunday* (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152)
  2. The Wife of the Soldier
  3. The Maid and the Palmer (Roud 2335; Child 21)
  4. Sweep, Chimney Sweep (Roud 1217)
  5. The Black Freighter*
  6. The False Knight on the Road* (Roud 20; Child 3)
Steeleye Span Mk 2Steeleye Span Mk 12
  1. Cold, Haily, Windy Night (Roud 135; G/D 4:778)
  2. Prince Charlie Stuart (Roud 3099; Henry H533)
  3. Jigs: Bryan O'Lynn/The Hag with the Money
  4. The King* (Roud 19109)
  5. Gower Wassail (Roud 209)
  6. The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151)
  1. Twa Corbies (Roud 5; Child 26)
  2. Harvest of the Moon
  3. The Water Is Wide (Roud 87; Child 204)
  4. The Elf-Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163)
  5. Thomas the Rhymer (Roud 219; Child 37)
Steeleye Span Mk 3/4Encores
  1. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559)
  2. The Ups and Downs (Roud 364)
  3. Black Jack Davy* (Roud 1; Child 200; G/D 2:278; Henry H124)
  4. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13)
  5. Cam Ye O'er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120)
  6. All Around My Hat (Roud 22518)
  1. Rave On
  2. Tunes: The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151) / Mason's Apron
  3. Gaudete*

#1-7 and 26 were originally released on Hark! The Village Wait
#8-11, 13, 25, and 32a were originally released on Please to See the King
#31 was originally released as a single
#12 was originally released on Ten Man Mop or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again
#14 and 33 were originally released on Below the Salt
#15 and 18 were originally released on Parcel of Rogues
#30 was originally released on Now We Are Six
#16 and 19 were originally released on All Around My Hat
(Roud 22518) #20, 21, 23, and 24 were originally released on Storm Force Ten
#22 was originally released on Live at Last
#17 was originally released on Back in Line
#27-29 were originally released on Time
#32b is on no other Steeleye Span album

CD Tracks

CD 1CD 2
Steeleye Span Mk 1Steeleye Span Mk 5
  1. A Calling-On Song
    Martin Carthy, Ashley Hutchings, Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Gay Woods: vocals
  2. The Blacksmith (Roud 816)
    Maddy Prior: lead vocals; Gay Wood: vocals; Tim Hart: acoustic guitar; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Martin Carthy: banjo; Michael Gregory: drums
  3. Fisherman's Wife
    Gay Wood, Maddy Prior: vocals; Tim Hart: acoustic guitar; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Michael Gregory: drums; John Kirkpatrick: concertina
  4. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232)
    Gay Wood, Maddy Prior: vocals; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Tim Hart: acoustic guitar; Michael Gregory: drums; John Kirkpatrick: concertina
  5. The Blackleg Miner (Roud 3193)
    Tim Hart, Maddy Prior: lead vocals; Martin Carthy: banjo; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Michael Gregory: drums; Gay Wood: vocals
  6. Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180)
    Gay Wood: lead vocals; Maddy Prior: vocals; Martin Carthy: banjo; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Tim Hart: acoustic guitar; Michael Gregory: drums
  1. The Wife of the Soldier
    Maddy Prior: vocals; Martin Carthy: electric guitar; John Kirkpatrick: accordion; Rick Kemp: bass; Nigel Pegrum: drums
  2. The Maid and the Palmer (Roud 2335; Child 21)
    Martin Carthy: lead vocals & guitar; Maddy Prior: vocals; John Kirkpatrick: accordion; Rick Kemp: bass; Nigel Pegrum: drums
  3. Sweep, Chimney Sweep (Roud 1217)
    Maddy Prior, Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick, Rick Kemp, Tim Hart: vocals
Steeleye Span Mk 2Steeleye Span Mk 12
  1. Cold, Haily, Windy Night (Roud 135; G/D 4:778)
    Martin Carthy: lead vocals & electric guitar; Peter Knight: violin; Tim Hart: dulcimer; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Maddy Prior: vocals
  2. Prince Charlie Stuart (Roud 3099; Henry H533)
    Maddy Prior: vocals; Peter Knight: violin; Tim Hart: dulcimer; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Martin Carthy: electric guitar
  3. Jigs: Bryan O'Lynn / The Hag with the Money
    Martin Carthy: electric guitar; Peter Knight: violin; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Tim Hart: dulcimer; Maddy Prior: spoons
  4. Gower Wassail (Roud 209)
    Tim Hart: lead vocals & dulcimer; Martin Carthy: electric guitar & vocals; Peter Knight: violin; Ashley Hutchings: bass
  5. The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151)
    Maddy Prior: vocals; Martin Carthy: electric guitar & vocals; Peter Knight: violin; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Tim Hart: dulcimer
  1. Twa Corbies (Roud 5; Child 26)
    Maddy Prior, Gay Woods: vocals; Bob Johnson: guitar & vocals; Peter Knight: violin; Tim Harries: keyboard; Liam Genockey: drums
  2. Harvest of the Moon
    Peter Knight: vocals & violin; Maddy Prior, Gay Woods: vocals; Bob Johnson: vocals & guitar; Tim Harries: vocals & keyboard; Liam Genockey: drums
  3. The Water Is Wide
    Gay Woods: vocals; Peter Knight: violin; Bob Johnson: vocals & guitar; Tim Harries: keyboard; Liam Genockey: drums
  4. The Elf-Knight (Roud 21; Child 4; G/D 2:225; Henry H163)
    Bob Johnson: vocals & guitar; Maddy Prior, Gay Woods: vocals; Peter Knight: violin; Tim Harries: bass & keyboard; Liam Genockey: drums
  5. Thomas the Rhymer (Roud 219; Child 37)
    Maddy Prior, Gay Woods: vocals; Peter Knight: violin & vocals; Tim Harries: bass, keyboard & vocals; Liam Genockey: drums; Bob Johnson: guitar
Steeleye Span Mk 3/4Encores
  1. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559)
    Tim Hart: lead vocals; Bob Johnson: guitar & vocals; Peter Knight: violin & vocals; Rick Kemp: bass & vocals; Nigel Pegrum: drums; Maddy Prior: vocals
  2. The Ups and Downs (Roud 364)
    Bob Johnson: lead vocals & guitar; Tim Hart: vocals; Peter Knight: violin; Maddy Prior: vocals; Rick Kemp: bass; Nigel Pegrum: drums
  3. Edward (Roud 200; Child 13)
    Bob Johnson: lead vocals & guitar; Peter Knight: violin & vocals; Maddy Prior: vocals; Rick Kemp: bass; Nigel Pegrum: drums
  4. Cam Ye O'er Frae France (Roud 5814; G/D 1:120)
    Maddy Prior: vocals; Peter Knight: violin; Bob Johnson: guitar; Rick Kemp: bass; Tim Hart: dulcimer; Nigel Pegrum: drums
  5. All Around My Hat
    Maddy Prior, Gay Woods: vocals; Tim Hart: electric guitar & vocals; Peter Knight: violin & vocals; Rick Kemp: bass & vocals; Nigel Pegrum: drums; Bob Johnson: guitar & vocals
  1. Rave On
    Bob Johnson, Maddy Prior, Martin Carthy, Rick Kemp, Gay Woods, John Kirkpatrick, Tim Hart, Tim Harries, Ashley Hutchings, Peter Knight - vocals
  2. Tunes: The Lark in the Morning (Roud 151) / Mason's Apron
    Peter Knight: violon; Liam Genockey: drums; Nigel Pegrum: drums; Tim Harries: keyboard; Ashley Hutchings: bass; Bob Johnson: guitar; Martin Carthy: guitar; Gay Woods: bodhrán; John Kirkpatrick: accordion; Maddy Prior: spoons; Tim Hart: guitar

Acknowledgements

to Greg Easton for posting the line-ups and set list to the Prior-Engagements mailing list.