Steve Knightley Songbook 3 featuring 31 sets of lyrics and musical score from Country Life, Witness and Cruel River: Country Life, Hard Shoulder, Suntrap, Smile She Said, Reynardine, Seven Days, Be Lucky, Drake, I Promise You, Red Diesel, Don't Be a Stranger, Witness, Roots, The Dive, Undertow, Union Street (Last Post), The Bet, Ink Devil, Scratch, All I'd Ever Lost, Raining Again, Poppy Day, All Quiet on the Western Front, Tall Ship Story, She's Gone, Cruel River, The Rocks, Tout Va Bien, Transported, Crooked Man '07, Maybe (From As You Were)
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Steve Knightley Songbooks - Digital Download
Steve Knightley Songbook 4 featuring songs and musical score from Arrogance Ignorance and Greed and Track of Words - Retraced: Lowlands, Evolution, The Man I Was, The Napoli, IED: Science or Nature, The Vale, Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed, The Worried Well, The Keys of Canterbury, Drift, Rain, Rain, Go Away, Running Away, You're Mine, Rush of Blood, Castaway, Track of Words, Faith In You, Cold Heart of England, Look At Me, Face In The Frame, It Wasn't You, Caught In The Rain, Pain Away, Broken, Rock You To Sleep
Featuring song lyrics and musical score from Wake the Union, Live in Somerset and Covers 2 plus additional cuatro songs: Haunt You, Company Town, Now You Know, Katrina, Cruel River, Aunt Maria, Coming Home, Reunion Hill, No Man's Land, Home to a Million Thoughts, Who Gets to Feel Good?, Stop Copying Me, King of the World, Thanks, First & Last, All Things Are Quite Silent, John Harrison's Hands, The Oakham Poachers, You Stay Here, The Preacher, Flora, Raining Again, Tall Ship Story, Reynardine, Unlock Me, Widecombe Fair
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Battlefield Dance Floor is the 18th studio album and was co-produced by Mark Tucker and Steve Knightley. It features 13 tracks which include 8 new songs (and a co-write) from Knightley as well as four reinterpretations of songs from Leonard Cohen, Kirsty Merryn, Richard Shindell and Adrian Mannering.
“There are highlights aplenty in these thirteen tracks… This is a brilliant album and you’ll buy it – you know you will.” - RnR ★★★★★
Released in 2012, this album beautifully balances the English and North American influences which lie at the heart of Show of Hands music. Born out of the band’s love of the acoustic and roots music of both countries, the CD is a journey through the heart of two landscapes united by a common tongue and musical heritage. A touch of Folk, a hint of Blues and a tiny pinch of Country are all here. Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman, BJ Cole, Andy Cutting, Paul Sartin, Cormac Byrne, Leonard Podolak, Paul Downes, Phil Henry, Hannah Martin, Rex Preston and Jenna have all been enlisted to help us kick-start the old Ford Mustang down the A303 on its journey West! As ever, Miranda adds her wonderful double bass and vocals.
Track Listing: 1. Haunt You (Knightley/Lakeman) 2. CompanyTown (Knightley) 3. Now You Know (Knightley) 4. Katrina (Hoban) 5. Cruel River (Knightley) 6. Aunt Maria (Knightley / Cecil Sharpe Project) 7. Coming Home (Knightley) 8. Reunion Hill (Shindell) 9. No Mans Land (Knightley) 10. Seven Curses (Dylan) 11. Home To A Million Thoughts (Knightley) 12. Who Gets To Feel Good (Knightley) 13. Stop Copying Me (Knightley) 14. King of The World (Knightley) 15. Thanks (Knightley/Gilbert)
In Summer 2011 the ‘Longdogs’ were asked to select twenty songs they would most like to hear performed and re-recorded. A temporary recording studio was set up in deepest Suffolk at the house of our good friends Richard & Lin Patterson, and Steve and Phil took on the task of capturing eighteen of the songs in just two days with the help of engineer and producer Mark Tucker. A ‘house concert’ on the second night was recorded and there are three live songs from this session on the second CD. The songs are recorded simply with no extras, effects or overdubs.
Track Listing CD1 1. Cold Frontier (Knightley) 2. The Bristol Slaver (Knightley) 3. High Germany (Trad. Arr. Knightley/Beer) 4. Captains (Knightley) 5. The Oak (Knightley) 6. Armadas (Knightley) 7. Cold Heart of England (Knightley) 8. The Preacher (Knightley) 9. The Warlike Lads of Russia (Trad. Arr. Nic Jones)
Track Listing CD2 1. Crazy Boy (Knightley) 2. Cut-throats, Crooks and Con-Men- Live (Knightley) 3. Don’t It Feel Good (Knightley) 4. Man Of War – Live (Knightley) 5. Roaring Water Bay (John Richards) 6. Sit You Down (Knightley) 7. Unlock Me – Live (Knightley) 8. The Man In Green (Knightley) 9. You’re Mine (Knightley)
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
Recorded at the Bull Hotel in Bridport in 1992. Tracks include some great early Knightley originals, along with a version of the ‘Blind Fiddler’ and ‘Exile’, a duet with Polly Bolton.
Track Listing: 1. Silver Dagger (Trad) 2. Blind Fiddler (Trad) 3. Don’t It Feel Good (Knightley) 4. I Still Wait (Knightley) 5. Exile (Knightley) 6. Yankee Clipper (Trad) 7. Man Of War (Knightley) 8. Bonnie Light Horseman (Trad) 9. I’ll Put A Stake Through His Heart (Knightley) 10. Low Down In The Broome (Trad) 11. Six O’Clock Waltz (Knightley) 12. Sit You Down (Knightley) 13. Wolf At The Door (Knightley) 14. Caught In The Rain (Knightley / Clifford) 15. Santiago (Knightley) 16. It’s All Your Fault (Knightley)