Show Of Hands are England’s most successful acoustic roots duo – Steve Knightley and Phil Beer. Their widespread appeal is based on the combined power of Steve’s original songs, the quality of their vocals and harmonies, and their multi-instrumental virtuosity. Their performances feature guitars, mandocello, fiddle, cuatro, viola and concertina. In 2003 they were nominated as both ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Live Act’ at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. “Country Life” is their most ambitious and exciting project to date. The keenly awaited new studio album of 13 original songs includes a bonus ‘enhanced CD’ featuring the promotional video for the title track and footage of Show of Hands live at the Royal Albert Hall. This in a smartly packaged, eight-fold digipack with a 12 page illustrated lyric booklet.
Disc: 1 1. Country Life (Knightley) 2. Hard Shoulder (Knightley) 3. Suntrap (Knightley) 4. Smile She Said (Knightley) 5. Reynardine (Knightley, lyrics trad) 6. Seven Days (Knightley, Witts) 7. Tommy (Phelps) 8. Be Lucky (Knightley) 9. Drake (Knightley) 10. I Promise You (Knightley) 11. Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy (Knightley) 12. Red Diesel (Knightley) 13. Don’t Be a Stranger (Knightley)
Disc: 2 1. Country Life – The Promo CD