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Steeleye Span - All Around My Hat CD (album) cover

ALL AROUND MY HAT

Steeleye Span

 

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3.16 | 29 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars After two very good Folk rock (as opposed to mere Folk) albums in Now We Are Six and Commoner's Crown, which also were the two best and most progressive Steeleye Span albums (that I've heard anyway), the band moved into the pop realm with this album.

The hit single, and title track All Around My Hat is quite awful compared with anything from the previous two albums. The songs here are overall simpler, shorter and definitely less progressive and less adventurous. This is also less rock than previous albums and more towards Folk pop, I would say.

The inevitable conclusion is that neither the Folk purist nor the prog fan will be pleased with this album.

Only for fans and collectors this one.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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