Show of Hands Live

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Show of Hands Live
Live album by Show of Hands
Released 1994
Recorded June 8, 1992 at the Bull Hotel, Bridport
Genre Folk
Length 76:01
Label Hands on Music
Producer Mike Trim
Show of Hands chronology
Show of Hands Live
Beat about the Bush

Live (also known as Live '92 and Show of Hands Live) is a live album by English acoustic roots duo Show of Hands. It is their first album to be released on CD. It is often today referred to as their first album whatsoever, with their first three cassette albums (Show of Hands, Tall Ships and Out for the Count) being dropped from the canon (and replaced with the Backlog album) and are generally referred to as demo albums due to them being recorded in home studios with little production.

The album was re-released in 1999. This re-release is still in print today and has replaced the 1994 version.

Performed live on this album were some of the Knightley's compositions recorded with Alianza for their only, self-titled album from 1992. Amongst them is "Santiago", a song the duo have played live throughout their career. Also performed is "Exile", another of the duo's live staples. "Exile" has been re-recorded several times in the studio too, one such example was for their album Lie of the Land (1995) and their 2007 compilation album Roots: The Best of Show of Hands.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve Knightley, except where noted.

  1. "Silver Dagger" (Trad) – 4:05
  2. "The Blind Fiddler" (Trad) – 4:23
  3. "Don’t It Feel Good" – 4:15
  4. "I Still Wait" – 5:04
  5. "Exile" – 5:06
  6. "Yankee Clipper" (Trad) – 3:02
  7. "Man Of War" – 4:32
  8. "Bonnie Light Horseman" (Trad) – 4:07
  9. "I’ll Put a Stake Through His Heart" – 3:38
  10. "Low Down in the Broome" (Trad) – 2:59
  11. "Six O’Clock Waltz" – 5:37
  12. "Sit You Down" – 5:57
  13. "Wolf at the Door" – 5:12
  14. "Caught in the Rain" (Knightley/Matt Clifford) – 4:38
  15. "Santiago" – 7:45
  16. "It's All Your Fault" – 5:33