Now We Are Six

Now We Are Six

by Steeleye Span
     
 

With Nigel Pegrum added permanently as drummer, the group rocks out for the first time, and from the thumping tom-toms and snare on the opening track, "Thomas the Rhymer," and Bob Johnson's power chords, it's clear that this is a record with balls. Actually, Now We Are SixSee more details below

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With Nigel Pegrum added permanently as drummer, the group rocks out for the first time, and from the thumping tom-toms and snare on the opening track, "Thomas the Rhymer," and Bob Johnson's power chords, it's clear that this is a record with balls. Actually, Now We Are Six is still a folk-rock album, albeit with a beat. This was the first Steeleye Span album that many Americans heard and it's a pretty good place to start -- in fact, it might've been the group's very best album, if not for the presence of drivel such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "To Know Him Is to Love Him" (the latter featuring David Bowie on sax), which still leaves 33 very solid minutes of great music to savor. For all of their rocking natures, "Drink Down the Moon" and "Two Magicians" (which can be heard in its more traditional form on Martin Carthy's first album) capture the mystery and lustiness, respectively, of their hundreds-of-years-old source material magnificently; "Long-a-Growing" is one of Maddy Prior's finest vocal performances; and "The Mooncoin Jig" -- which is alive with richly textured guitar and mandolin -- is one of the greatest instrumental folk-rock tracks ever recorded, vibrant enough to get even the clumsiest up and dancing.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351796028
catalogNumber:
79060
Rank:
86669

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steeleye Span   Primary Artist
Tim Hart   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Vocals,Tenor Banjo,Electric Dulcimer
Maddy Prior   Vocals,Whisper
David Bowie   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Bob Johnson   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Rick Kemp   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals
Nigel Pegrum   Synthesizer,Flute,Drums,Oboe,Recorder,Tambourine
Peter Knight   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Piano,Violin,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Tim Hart   Composer,Contributor
Peter Knight   Composer
Maddy Prior   Composer
Ian Anderson   Producer
Robin Black   Engineer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Rick Kemp   Composer
Nigel Pegrum   Composer
Robert Vosgien   Mastering
Traditional   Composer

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