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5.0 out of 5 stars Like Black Tar Heroin for Folkies!,
This review is from: Time (Audio CD)...and I mean that in the very best way: first time I listenedto this (on my headphones at work), I spent the better part of an hourin slack-jawed, wall-eyed, immobile bliss. My office-mates thought I was having a petit-mal seizure. The group's vocals, instruments, and rhythm have never been tighter. Prior is still in fine voice, and Liam Genocky's thunderous percussion tramples the weedy-whiney folk stereotype underfoot as if by stampede. The arrangements are all intelligent and sensitive, using a full range of rock, pop, and folk methods to faithfully translate the traditional spirit of each piece into a contemporary mode. Prior & Woods sing an outraged and outrageous "Old Maid In The Garrett" that makes you wish you'd known the lady in question, and the band follows it up with "Tam Lin", an original reel that comes on like a tornado touching down in a prarie fire. "The Elf-Knight" tells a marvelous short story set to gorgeous themes composed by the band, easily equalling their earlier "King Henry." "You Will Burn" is a frighteningly inviting sing-along song about burning witches (I think it should've been used as the end title for _The Blair Witch Project_, myself...), and the band revists "Twa Corbies" with a ferocity and vigor that are completely against type for the song, yet which, in their hands, fit it perfectly. These are just the high points: everything else on this album ranges from good to great. One nit to pick: the liner notes seem a bit too pontifical, too "politically correct." Which doesn't matter a damn. Buy this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for all Span Fans,
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This review is from: Time (Audio CD)Maybe the best Span album ever. Maddy and Gay sound great together (while, on Horkstow Grange, Gay alone doesn't), especially at the furious 'Old Maid in the Garrett'. My favourite is the redoing of 'Corbies': wild, weird, and evil. Get it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matches, exceeds some of the strongest earlier stuff,
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This review is from: Time (Audio CD)Solid, if you like Steeleye Span in the first place. Even the absolutely horrible tune, You Will Burn(?) does not take away from this masterpiece. You will "Re-burn" it and delete that song!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their Best Since the 70s
During the 1980s, Steeleye Span drifted, producing only 3 albums in 10 years (after producing 10 albums in as many years during the 1970s). Read more
Published on March 5, 2007 by Andrew E. Larsen
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite "modern" Steeleye masterpiece.
There have always been line-up changes to the members of Steeleye. For the modern Steelye era, this has to be their strongest showing of late. Read more
Published on May 26, 2006 by Michael Gmirkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the recent
Steeleye's best post-80's work. All of the songs are winners.
Published on May 4, 2003 by Robert E. Feder
5.0 out of 5 stars Time
This album contains the best recording of "The Twa Corbies" I've ever heard. Chills went down my spine. Read more
Published on January 15, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Steeley Span Refound in "Time"
This CD combines the best of what Steeley Span does best. The music is as tight as it has ever been, the vocals stunning. Prior and Woods together are hauntingly beautiful. Read more
Published on January 19, 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org
5.0 out of 5 stars Great from start to finish
This CD compares favorably with their best from the 70's (i.e. Below the Salt). Great songs from start to finish. Will be on my play list for quite some time.
Published on August 6, 1998
4.0 out of 5 stars A well done release
This CD has a somewhat different feel than other (i.e. earlier) releases. The addition of Gay Woods to the lineup fills out what were predominantly male harmonies - of course, M... Read more
Published on July 22, 1998
5.0 out of 5 stars Best line-up of songs yet.
I consider this to be one of Steeleye's finest CD's, and I love every track on the albumn. Definately a Five-Star.
Published on July 1, 1998
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