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The Hills Of Greenmore: An Anthology
Steeleye Span
The Hills Of Greenmore: An Anthology
Genres: Folk, World Music, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (16) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #2

Anthology for this hit British folk rock group from the '70s. 31 tracks, including 'Blackleg Miner', 'Dark-Eyed Sailor', 'Skewball' and 'All Things Are Quite Silent'. Double slimline jewel case. 1998 Recall/ Snapper release.

      
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All Artists: Steeleye Span
Title: The Hills Of Greenmore: An Anthology
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Recall Records/Ka
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 11/24/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 636551420921

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Anthology for this hit British folk rock group from the '70s. 31 tracks, including 'Blackleg Miner', 'Dark-Eyed Sailor', 'Skewball' and 'All Things Are Quite Silent'. Double slimline jewel case. 1998 Recall/ Snapper release.

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Classic Early Steeleye Span at a Bargain Price!
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 04/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Surprisingly, all of Steeleye Span's Seventies studio albums are still in print. What is a shame is that their anthologies are not. 1977's "The Steeleye Span Story" was a excellent overview of the band's first ten albums. 1995's "Spanning the Years" expanded that anthology through the early Nineties with 35 tracks. Sadly those two career retrospectives are out of print. The single disc "A Rare Collection 1972-1996" was released last year and is still available, but overlooks everything from Steeleye Span's first three albums. That is what makes "The Hills of Greenmore" such a treasure as it contains those three albums--"Hark, the Village Wait," "Please To See the King" and "Ten Man Mop"--virtually in their entirety. [There is only one track missing from each of these three albums, but to make up for it you also get seven non-album tracks from the era (1970-1971), including a stunning a cappella treatment of Buddy Holly's "Rave On."]Founded by ex-Fairport Convention bassist Ashley Hutchings, Steeleye Span was firmly rooted in the British folk tradition even though they would add rock elements like drums and the occasional electric guitar. Their debut album produced classics like "A Calling on Song," "Blackleg Miner" and "My Johnny Was a Shoemaker." The vocal stylings of Maddy Prior would become an integral part of Steeleye Span's sound throughout the decade.On the next two albums, Martin Carthy (guitar) and Peter Knight) would come on board after the departure of Gay and Terry Woods. The band would continue recording traditional folk material like "Lovely on the Water," "Four Nights Drunk" and "The King." Over the years Steeleye Span has gone through numerous personnel changes, this is essential listening from two of its classic lineups. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
A great anthology!
Robin Leber | Eastern Pennysylvania | 01/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This two-CD set is a good over-view of the band's early work. Like Spanning The Years, another Steeleye Span Anthology, this set realy hits the high points. I would sugest it to any fan who doesn't have the budget to buy lots of CD's."