Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed
Show of Hands
Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed is the acutely topical studio album from England’s finest roots duo, produced by Stu Hanna. The 20th release from the phenomenally popular pairing of Steve Knightley and Phil Beer is spearheaded by a fervent title track that potently captures the mood of the moment. Dark, stark songs contrast with flourishing production numbers and Dylan and Gabriel covers while they reinforce their folk roots with two of the tradition’s most haunting songs – “Lowlands Away” and a blisteringly uptempo arrangement of “The Keys of Canterbury”, featuring superb playing by 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Musician of the Year’ nominee Beer. Significant original tracks range from “The Napoli”, a song about looters scurrying for rich pickings on the Devon coast to the soul-searching “The Man I Was” and the explosive “IED”. Guest musicians include Mawkin:Causley’s Jim Causley and Dave and James Delarre; Miranda Sykes, Matt Clifford and Jackie Oates and Andy Tween on percussion and cajón.
Track Listing: 1.Lowlands (Trad arr. Knightley / Beer) 2. Evolution (Knightley) 3. The Man I Was (Knightley) 4. The Napoli (Knightley) 5. Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Bob Dylan) 6. IED: Science or Nature (Knightley) 7. The Vale (Knightley) 8. Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed (Knightley) 9. Secret World (Peter Gabriel) 10. The Worried Well (Knightley) 11. The Keys of Canterbury (Trad arr. Knightley) 12. Drift (Knightley)