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Steeleye Span - Please To See The King album

Steeleye Span - Please To See The King album Performer: Steeleye Span
Title: Please To See The King
Style: Folk Rock, Folk
Date of release: 1971
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1732 mb
Size FLAC: 1655 mb
Rating: 4.4

Please To See The King is the second album by Steeleye Span, released in 1971. A major personnel change following their previous effort, Hark! The Village Wait, brought about a substantial change in their overall sound, including a lack of drums and the replacement of one female vocalist with a male vocalist. The band even reprised a song from their debut, "The Blacksmith", with a strikingly different arrangement making extensive use of syncopation

This album is a later release of the 1976 original with the same CAT No. (Crest 8), but with sleeve art showing the band playing live at an outdoor festival. 코드 및 기타 식별자. Matrix, Runout (Side A): CREST 8-A-2. Matrix, Runout (Side B): CREST-8-B-2. 른 버전(33개 중5개) 모두 보기. 카탈로그 번호.

The song The King, appearing on the album, addresses this, and is often performed as a Christmas carol. Steeleye returned to this subject on Live at Last with Hunting the Wren and on Time with the song The Cutty Wren. The custom of Wrenboys is mostly associated with Ireland, but it has been recently revived in England. All songs appearing on the original album are traditional. Please to See the King Q&A. More Steeleye Span albums. Present: The Very Best of Steeleye Span. Show all albums by Steeleye Span.

To my taste, it was a bit too traditional and the band lost some of the charm they had showed with the first album. And I still can�t see why they opened the record with the same first song they did on their debut. Ok, the arrangement is quite different, but the same opener as before?

Despite a few chart-friendly singles, Steeleye Span rarely feature in attempts to reappraise 1970s British folk-rock, lacking the dramatic allure of the early Fairport Convention story and the air of mystery attached to Trees. With 25 bonus tracks, 1971's Please to See the King, their second album, is the most substantially augmented of a trio of Steeleye reissues, and is as strident, sinister and compelling as anything by their contemporaries

This song is by Steeleye Span and appears on the album Please to See the King (1971). Joy, health, love, and peace be all here in this placeBy your leave, we will sing concerning our king. Our king is well dressed, in the silks of the bestIn ribbons so rare, no king can compare. We have powder and shot to conquer the lotWe have cannon and ball to conquer them all.


A1 The Blacksmith 4:45
A2 Cold, Haily, Windy Night 4:34
A3 Jigs: Bryan O'Lynn / The Hag With The Money 3:15
A4 Prince Charlie Stuart 4:13
A5 Boys Of Bedlam 4:17
B1 False Knight On The Road 2:45
B2 The Lark In The Morning 4:28
B3 Female Drummer 3:59
B4 The King 1:26
B5 Lovely On The Water 5:16

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Warner Bros. Music
  • Distributed By – Ampex Music Of Canada


  • Arranged By – Steeleye Span
  • Artwork [Art Direction, Design] – Grahame Berney, Keith Davis
  • Engineer – Bob Potter, Jerry Boys, Roger Mayer, Roger Quested, Vic Gamm
  • Photography By – Keith Morris
  • Producer – Sandy Roberton
  • Vocals, Bass Guitar – Ashley Hutchings
  • Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin, Organ, Bass Guitar – Peter Knight
  • Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Organ – Martin Carthy
  • Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer – Tim Hart
  • Vocals, Spoons, Snare [Tabor], Tambourine – Maddy Prior
  • Written-By – Trad.*


Yellow Label

All music published by Warner Bros. Music (ASCAP).
Distributed by Ampex Music of Canada.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BTS - 2004 - A TG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BTS - 2004 - B TG

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CAS 1029 Steeleye Span Please To See The King ‎(LP, Album, Tex) B & C Records CAS 1029 UK 1971
AN99-005 Steeleye Span Please To See The King ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova AN99-005 Russia 1999
CREST CD 005 Steeleye Span Please To See The King ‎(CD, Album, RE) Mooncrest CREST CD 005 UK 1991
BTS 2004 Steeleye Span Please To See The King ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Big Tree Records BTS 2004 US 1971
KREST 8 Steeleye Span Please To See The King ‎(Cass, Album) Mooncrest KREST 8 UK 1976