All Around My Hat (album)

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All Around My Hat
Studio album by Steeleye Span
Released October 1975
Recorded July 1975
Air Studios, London
Genre Electric folk
Length 38:33
Label Chrysalis
Producer Mike Batt
Steeleye Span chronology
Commoners Crown
(1975)
All Around My Hat
(1975)
Rocket Cottage
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

All Around My Hat is a 1975 album by Steeleye Span, their eighth and highest-charting, reaching number 7 on the UK charts, and staying on the charts for 6 months. It briefly made the band a household name in the UK.[citation needed] In the United States it became the band's first album to chart, reaching number 143.

The title track was Steeleye Span's highest-charting single, reaching number 5 in the UK charts, with "Black Jack Davy" as a B-side.

The song "Dance with Me" is a version of a Scandinavian ballad Herr Olof och Älvorna.

The album cover and back was designed by John 'Connor, a friend of Hart's, using an anamorphic projection that distorted the facial features of the band members but which looks correct when viewed from the side through special pinholes in the lyric sheet.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black Jack Davy"
  2. "Hard Times of Old England"
  3. "Cadwith Anthem"
  4. "Sum Waves"
  5. "The Wife of Ushers Well"
  6. "Gamble Gold (Robin Hood)"
  7. "All Around My Hat"
  8. "Dance With Me"
  9. "Batchelors Hall"

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