Celebrated English folk-rock band Steeleye Span is re-releasing Wintersmith (Park Records ) as a Deluxe 2 CD package complete with four brand new songs, 8 live tracks and 2 demos.
Wintersmith saw Steeleye Span collaborate with Terry Pratchett on a brand new project, a record based on Pratchett’s Wintersmith novel. The topic was completely appropriate for Steeleye, a tale of ancient rituals and secret folk dances that perfectly complements their previous work while taking it in new directions.
Such a record needed a special touch to do it justice and the band found just this in the guise of Chris Tsangarides, a producer with a resume that includes the likes of Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Gary Moore as well as Tom Jones, New Model Army and Depeche Mode. Chris has brought his special talents to mixing the album – harking back to their classic sound and picking up where recent releases They Called Her Babylon and Bloody Men left off.
Wintersmith Deluxe Edition features special guest appearances from Northumbrian piper Kathryn Tickell, Bellowhead’s John Spiers and Pratchett himself providing spoken word.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.