Winter (Steeleye Span album)

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Studio album by Steeleye Span
Released 2004
Recorded Warehouse Studios, Oxford
Genre Electric folk
Christmas music
Label Park Records
Producer Steeleye Span
Steeleye Span chronology
They Called Her Babylon
(2004)They Called Her Babylon2004
Bloody Men
(2006)Bloody Men2006

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.


Track listing[edit]

  1. "The First Nowell"
  2. "Down in Yon Forest"
  3. "Unconquered Sun"
  4. "Chanticleer" (William Austin)
  5. "Bright Morning Star"
  6. "Winter" (Peter Knight)
  7. "See, Amid The Winter's Snow" (words - Edward Caswall, music - Sir John Goss)
  8. "Mistletoe Bough"
  9. "Sing We the Virgin Mary"
  10. "Today in Bethlehem"
  11. "Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel"
  12. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (words - Charles Wesley)
  13. "Good King Wenceslas" (words - John Mason Neale)
  14. "In The Bleak Midwinter" (words - Christina Rossetti, music - Gustav Holst)