Steeleye Span helped to embody the strength of Folk/Rock as much as Fairport Convention had. In fact, Steeleye Span came to be by way of Ashley Hutchings, bass player for Fairport Convention, who had left his earlier band for more splashy waters by combining talents with a Folk duo comprised of Maddy Prior and Tim Hart. Steeleye Span found their audience easily enough and produced 8 strong albums for approximately six years after their formation. Hutchings only stayed with the band for three albums before departing for another venture.

On July 12, the sixth album from Steeleye SpanNow We Are Six – will be reissued via Chrysalis Records with new remastering (from original analogue tapes) for a 50th Anniversary Edition. This new packaging will present the original album, the UK single edit of “Thomas The Rhymer”, and four rare February 20, 1974 BBC Sessions performance tracks.

This 50th Anniversary Edition of Now We Are Six will be issued on CD, DD, 180g-weight Clear vinyl press with an insert, and a bundle that contains both the CD and the Clear vinyl LP. You can listen to the newly remastered “Seven Hundred Elves” below. You can pre-order the album variants here.


Now We Are Six (50th Anniversary Remaster) – Steeleye Span
01 Seven Hundred Elves
02 Drink Down The Moon
03 Now We Are Six
04 Thomas The Rhymer
05 The Mooncoin Jig
06 Edwin
07 Long-A-Growing
08 Two Magicians
09 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
10 To Know Him Is To Love Him
Bonus Tracks
11 Thomas The Rhymer (UK Single Edit)
12 Two Magicians (Live on Bob Harris, 20th February, 1974)
13 Edwin (Live on Sounds Of The Seventies, 20th February, 1974)
14 Long-A-Growing (Live on Sounds Of The Seventies, 20th February, 1974)
15 Thomas The Rhymer (Live on Sounds Of The Seventies, 20th February, 1974)

By MARowe