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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 without drums. Tensions between the band grew during the… read more

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  • Avatar for karlmort
    Below the Salt is still a fantastic album
  • Avatar for IgorDetoni
    I discovered this band through David Bowie and I'm really happy :)
  • Avatar for cessy5
    sitting here in the dark.. Christmas tree lights.. candles.. oh yes.. this music is so conducive
  • Avatar for MusicMagic77
    << [artist]Gnidrolog[/artist]
  • Avatar for Menno75
    Thank you, [artist]Midlake[/artist], for making me discover The Blacksmith.
  • Avatar for icntblvt
    Below the Salt was a hand-me-down from my hippie folks. Maddy Prior has the voice of a heavenly angel.
  • Avatar for BlueOclock
    Have you heard Steeleye Dan yet?
  • Avatar for Echos_Myron
    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."
  • Avatar for IamFlood
    I always feel rather elfish when listening to this. I rather like that feeling. Below the Salt is a great album!
  • Avatar for Patiomkin
    Their version of "Blackleg Miner" is fantastic! I can't stop listening to it.

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