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Steeleye Span formed in 1969 from members of Fairport Convention and out of the ashes of Sweeney's Men creating a distinctive fusion of both British folk with electric rock music. The resulting first version of the band was formed by ex-Fairport bassist Ashley Hutchings and built around two pairs of vocalists, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior and Gay & Terry Woods. Rhythm was to be supplied largely by Hutchings' bass, and…

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  • Thank you, [artist]Midlake[/artist], for making me discover The Blacksmith.
  • Below the Salt was a hand-me-down from my hippie folks. Maddy Prior has the voice of a heavenly angel.
  • Conversation I recently had: "I'm really into British folk like Steeleye Span." "I like Steely Dan too, but I don't think they are British and I wouldn't call them folk."
  • I always feel rather elfish when listening to this. I rather like that feeling. Below the Salt is a great album!
  • Their version of "Blackleg Miner" is fantastic! I can't stop listening to it.
  • Just can't stop playing 'Commoner's Crown' - what a fantastic album!
  • Gaudete is so beautiful
  • Lovers of Steeleye please take a moment to listen to Moonshee. http://www.facebook.com/MoonsheeBand

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