Winter (Steeleye Span album)
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|Studio album by Steeleye Span|
|Recorded||Warehouse Studios, Oxford|
|Steeleye Span chronology|
Winter is the 19th studio album by the electric folk band Steeleye Span. So far it is the second of three studio albums made by a line-up consisting of Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, Liam Genockey and Ken Nicol. This is their first Christmas album. Most of the songs on the album are traditional folk songs, but it also includes three new pieces expressing neo-pagan views on the Winter season. It also includes a negro spiritual, "Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel", the first time the band had drawn from that particular musical genre.
- Maddy Prior - vocals
- Peter Knight - backing vocals, violin, viola, electric piano
- Rick Kemp - bass guitar
- Liam Genockey - drums
- Ken Nicol - guitar
- "The First Nowell"
- "Down in Yon Forest"
- "Unconquered Sun"
- "Chanticleer" (William Austin)
- "Bright Morning Star"
- "Winter" (Peter Knight)
- "See, Amid The Winter's Snow" (words - Edward Caswall, music - Sir John Goss)
- "Mistletoe Bough"
- "Sing We the Virgin Mary"
- "Today in Bethlehem"
- "Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel"
- "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (words - Charles Wesley)
- "Good King Wenceslas" (words - John Mason Neale)
- "In The Bleak Midwinter" (words - Christina Rossetti, music - Gustav Holst)