Steeleye Span - The Lark In The Morning: The Early Years (2003)
Folk Rock | 3lp on 2cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Sanctuary CMDDD781 | rec: 1970 & 71 | 775Mb
Lark in the Morning: The Early Years is a mid-priced, two-disc rendering of the band's first three records. Remastered for the first time, Hark! the Village Wait, Please to See the King, and Ten Man Mop are featured in their entirety, and in their original sequence, making this an absolute necessity for fans, and a perfect entry point for the uninitiated. Steeleye Span are masters of arrangement, and nowhere is that more evident than on their debut. Though familial tension ran high during its recording, Hark! the Village Wait yielded some of the most agreeable tunes the band ever laid to tape.