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High Germany - 900 Miles To Bremen (3CD)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
15-07-2022
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Barcode:
885513027320
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
MIG02732
High Germany - 900 Miles To Bremen
High Germany - 900 Miles To Bremen

Description

Show Of Hands are at the forefront of the UK folk/roots scene by virtue of hard work, consistent touring and memorable songwriting - That their popularity reaches far beyond their native shores is hardly surprising for this is an act that tries its utmost to make every single gig a truly special event lingering long in the memory of those attending - The story of Show Of Hands is really the story of two Exeter (Devon) teenagers, Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, though for a time they followed separate paths. Yet the duo that would form the core of Show Of Hands, singer-songwriter Steve Knightley on vocals, guitars, mandolin and mandocello, and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer on vocals, guitars, violin, viola, mandolin and mandocello, only came together properly in 1986. Years of grafting on the music circuit in the late 80s and early 90s followed, which saw them performing at rock-, biker- and Irish-themed pubs (plus almost every folk club located in the British Isles).

Their ambitious approach and commensurate efforts to avoid becoming trapped (or the perception thereof) in a folk music 'ghetto' saw them rather bravely book and duly sell out London's prestigious, iconic Royal Albert Hall in 1996, and then go on to repeat the feat again, several times, including their triumphant twenty-fifth anniversary show in April 2017.

Show Of Hands expanded to a trio, encompassing long-serving bassist Miranda Sykes. With nineteen studio albums, five live releases (not including "High Germany - 900 Miles To Bremen") and five Best Of albums under their belts, Show Of Hands certainly have an impressive catalogue of material to choose from when performing live. "The High Germany - 900 Miles To Bremen" recordings (from 1997 and 2005) highlight the quality of that back catalogue and the powerful, charismatic qualities of the duo/trio in full flow.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Medley: Man Of War - The Well - The Oak
  3. Don't It Feel Good
  4. The Red Rose Of England
  5. Crow On The Cradle
  6. Cars
  7. Medley: Plum Pudding - Rocky Road To Chudleigh
  8. Armadas
  9. Longdog
  10. Crazy Boy
  11. Exile
  12. Corinna, Corinna
  13. The Blind Fiddler
  14. The Train
  15. 900 Miles
  16. High Germany
  17. Don't It Feel Good
  18. Red Diesel
  19. Reynardine
  20. Undertow
  21. Medley: Lumps Of Plum Pudding - Leaving Of Wessex
  22. Crow On The Cradle
  23. The Blind Fiddler
  24. Galway Farmer
  25. The Oak
  26. I Promise You
  27. The Dive
  28. When You Think It's All Over
  29. Country Life
  30. Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy
  31. Cousin Jack
  32. Medley: The Train - Santiago - The Soldiers Joy
  33. Medley: The Setting - Mary From Dungloe
  34. Roots
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