POSTAGE TO UK ONLY Battlefield Dance Floor is Show of Hands 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. The double Vinyl album has 2 bonus tracks that aren't on the CD album. Released 2019
Banish the lockdown blues and immerse yourself in a double CD of Show of Hands taken from the most successful tour of their long and illustrious career. 'Now We Are Four' Live is a chance to re-live the complete 2019 sell-out show featuring Miranda and Cormac including the famous opening Duos set. Old favourites like ‘Cousin Jack’, ’The Galway Farmer’ and ‘Santiago’ are all here alongside soon to become classics ‘Next Best Western’, ‘Berlin’ and 'You’ll Get By’.
Tracks: Duo Set: 1. You'll Get By 2. Sea Glass 3. Varsovianna 4. The Leavin' Blues 5. Don't Be a Stranger 6. Irish Jig / Cor's celebre 7. The Setting / Mary from Dungloe 8. The Train / Blackwaterside Band Set: 1. Haunt You 2. Battlefield Dancefloor 3. My True Love 4. Just Enough To Lose 5. First We Take Manhattan 6. Make the Right Noises 7. Country Life 8. Dreckley 9. Next Best Western 10. Cousin Jack 11. Santiago 12. The Galway Farmer 13. Lost
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 ★★★★★
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)