SHOW OF HANDS

Albums recorded by Show Of Hands, with release dates and UK CD availability.

 

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Show Of Hands Live

--/92

New

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Beat About The Bush

03/94

New

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Backlog 1987-91

03/95

New

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Lie Of The Land

10/95

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24 March 1996 Live At The Royal Albert Hall

08/96

New

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Dark Fields

12/97

New or Used

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Folk Music

--/98

 

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Anglicana

11/99

New or Used

8b

Show Of Hands

11/99

New or Used

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Covers

--/00

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Cold Frontier

09/01

New

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Cold Cuts [live]

07/02

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The Path

04/03

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Country Life

10/03

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As You Were

--/05

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Witness

05/06

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Roots: The Best of Show of Hands [compilation]

11/07

New

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Live At Exeter Phoenix Saturday 8th December 2007

09/08

Longdogs


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1) SHOW OF HANDS LIVE

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Silver Dagger
Blind Fiddler
Don't It Feel Good
I Still Wait
Exile
Yankee Clipper
Man Of War
Bonnie Light Horseman
I'll Put A Stake Through His Heart
Low Down In The Broome
Six O'Clock Waltz
Sit You Down
Wolf At The Door
Caught In The Rain
Santiago
It's All Your Fault

Recorded live at The Bull Hotel, Bridport, Dorset,
England on 8 June 1992


Phil Beer







Polly Bolton

Matt Clifford


Paul Downes



Steve Knightley




Rosie Michel
Mike Silver



Producer:

Fiddle (Tracks 1,4-6,8,14,16),
Guitar (Tracks 3,11),
Mandolin (Tracks 7,13),
Mandocello (Track 9),
Cuatro (Tracks 12,15),
Vocals (Tracks 1,6),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 3,4,9,11-13,16)
Vocals (Tracks 5,8,14),
Backing Vocals (Track 16)
Keyboards (Tracks 3,5,8,11,13-16),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 3,11,13,15,16)
Mandocello (Track 4),
Mandolin (Track 16),
Guitar (Track 10),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 4,16)
Vocals (Tracks 1,3-5,7-16),
Guitar (Tracks 1-5,8,9,11,13,16),
Mandolin (Track 6),
Mandocello (Tracks 7,12,14,15),
Backing Vocals (Track 6)
Flute (Track 7)
Guitar (Track 12),
Vocals (Track 12),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 9,15,16)

2) BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH

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Beat About The Bush
Class Of Seventy-Three
Armadas
Nine Hundred Miles/Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Shadows In The Dark
The Galway Farmer
White Tribes
Day Has Come
The Hook Of Love
Cars
The Blue Cockade
Mr May's/Gloucester Hornpipe
The Oak


Phil Beer






Biddy Blyth

Matt Clifford
Nick France


Steáfán Hannigan

Steve Knightley



Ralph McTell

Mike Trim


Vladimir Vega


Pete Zorn




Producer:

Guitar (Tracks 1,2,4,5,10,12),
Mandocello (Tracks 8,11,12),
Mandolin (Tracks 1,12),
Fiddle (Tracks 4,6,13),
Melodeon (Track 13),
Viola (Track 11),
Vocals (Tracks 1,4,8,10,11,13)
Flute (Track 6), Whistle (Track 6),
Harp (Tracks 12,13)
Piano (Tracks 1,5,7,10)
Drums (Tracks 1,4,8,10),
Tea Tray (Track 4),
Percussion (Track 5)
Uillean Pipes (Track 6),
Bodhran (Track 6)
Vocals (Tracks 1-11,13),
Guitar (Tracks 1,2,6,8-11),
Cuatro (Tracks 3,4,13),
Mandocello (Tracks 4,6,13)
Vocals (Track 10),
Moutharp (Tracks 9,10)
Vocals (Track 13),
Percussion (Tracks 3,13),
Acoustic Bass (Track 12)
Vocals (Track 3),
Charango (Track 3),
Zamponas (Tracks 3,13)
Acoustic Bass
(Tracks 1,3-5,7,11),
Electric Bass (Tracks 8,10,13),
Saxophone (Tracks 5,8)

Mike Trim

3) BACKLOG

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Ah So!
The Tramp Stamp/Chasing The Jack
Solo
Limbo
Lovers, Never Friends
The Leaving Blues
Walking In The Rain
The Last Picture Show
Homes For Heroes
See My Baby Again
First We Take Manhattan
Friends
Pleasures Of The Town/Seneca Two-Step
Dominion Of The Sword
Tall Ships


Tracks from cassette only albums
released between 1987 and 1991:

Tracks 1,3,8,9,10,12:
from Show Of Hands 1987
Tracks 5,14,15:
from Tall Ships/Six O'Clock Waltz 1990
Tracks 2,4,6,7,11,13:
from Out For The Count 1991

4) LIE OF THE LAND

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The Hunter
Unlock Me
The Well
The Keeper
Captains
Weary
Ratcliffe Highway
Safe As Houses
The Man In Green
The Preacher
M Ferguson
Exile


Sarah Allen
Phil Beer







Matt Clifford
Steve Knightley




Nick Scott

Producer:

Whistle (Track 3)
Vocals (Tracks 1,8,9,12),
Mandolin (Track 1),
Fiddle (Tracks 2-4,7,9),
Guitar (Tracks 3,8,10),
Mandocello (Tracks 5,11),
Viola (Tracks 5,6),
Bass (Track 7),
Cuatro (Track 12)
Keyboards (Track 12)
Vocals (Track 1-10,12),
Mandocello (Tracks 1,3,7,9),
Cuatro (Tracks 2,10,11),
Guitar (Tracks 5,6,8,9,12),
Concertina (Tracks 4,10)
Uilleann Pipes (Track 3)

Gerard O'Farrell

5) 24 MARCH 1996 LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

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Columbus (Didn't Find America)
Day Has Come
The Preacher
Cut-Throats, Crooks And Con-Men
The Blue Cockade
The Soldier's Joy
Exile
The Man In Green
The Dove
The Well
The Hunter
Captains
The Blind Fiddler
Santiago
Galway Farmer
Time After Time

Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London,
England on 24 March 1996


Sarah Allen
Sally Barker
Phil Beer





Biddy Blythe

Matt Clifford

Steve Knightley




Nick Scott
Vladimir Vega


Producer:

Accordion (Tracks 9,10,15)
Vocals (Tracks 1,12)
Fiddle (Tracks 1,6,8,10,15),
Guitar (Tracks 1,5,13),
Cuatro (Tracks 7,9,14),
Mandolin (Track 11),
Mandocello (Tracks 3,4,12,16),
Vocals (Tracks 1,5,8,9,11,13-16)
Flute (Track 15),
Whistle (Tracks 10,15)
Keyboards (Tracks 1,5,7,14),
Vocals (Tracks 1,14)
Vocals (Tracks 1-5,7-16),
Guitar (Tracks 2,4-9,12,13,15),
Cuatro (Track 3),
Mandocello (Tracks 1,10,11,14),
Concertina (Track 16)
Uilleann Pipes (Tracks 10,15)
Pan Pipes (Tracks 1,11,14),
Vocals (Tracks 14)

Phil Beer, Steve Knightley,
Gerard O'Farrell

6) DARK FIELDS

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Cousin Jack
Longdog
The Shout
Wessex Medley: Carrick Roads/ Plum Pudding/
The Rocky Road To Chudleigh
Dark Fields
The Train
Flora
Crazy Boy
The Warlike Lads Of Russia
Farewell Angelina
The Bristol Slaver
High Germany/Molly Oxford


Paul Banham
Phil Beer

Simon Care
Matt Clifford
Andy Cutting
Richard Hammond
Steve Knightley


Jo Partridge
Kate Rusby
Lucy Watkins
Chris While
Chris Wood

Producer:

Vocals (Tracks 3,7)
Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Cuatro, Viola, Mandocello
Melodeon (Track 4)
Keyboards (Tracks 1,3,5,7)
Melodeon (Track 11)
Vocals (Tracks 3,7)
Vocals, Guitar, Cuatro, Mandocello, Concertina, Acoustic Bass, Mandolin
Percussion (Track 7)
Vocals (Track 11)
Vocals (Tracks 3,7)
Vocals (Track 5)
Fiddle (Track 11)

Phil Beer

7) FOLK MUSIC

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John Riley
Broomfield Hill
All Things Are Quite Silent
Lonesome Stockade Blues
Mary From Dungloe
Down In Yon Forest
Je Ne Sais Quoi/Le Boeuf Anglais
Digging Down
Matt Hyland
The Train/Blackwater Side

Recorded on tour in September 1998


Phil Beer





Steve Knightley




Producer:

Cuatro (Track 1),
Mandolin (Track 2),
Mandola (Track 9),
Fiddle (Tracks 4,7,10),
Guitar (Tracks 5,6,10),
Vocals (Tracks 4-6,8)
Vocals (Track 1-3,6-8),
Guitar (Tracks 1,7),
Mandocello (Track 2,4-6,9,10),
Concertina (Track 5)

8a) ANGLICANA

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Cutthroats, Crooks & Conmen
Medley: Man Of War/The Well/The Oak
Don't It Feel Good
Broomfield Hill
Crow On The Cradle
Hook Of Love
Cars
Tall Ships
Mary From Dungloe
Armadas
Longdog
Santiago
Cousin Jack
The Train/Blackwaterside

Special overseas release available in
Australia, Canada and Germany


Phil Beer
Steve Knightley

Producer:



8b) SHOW OF HANDS

 
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Disc 1
Medley: Man Of War/The Well/The Oak
Exile
The Blind Fiddler
Armadas
Cars
Columbus (Didn't Find America)
Cutthroats, Crooks & Conmen
Crow On The Cradle
The Preacher
Long Dog
Cousin Jack
The Train/Blackwaterside


 
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Disc 2
Captains
Don't It Feel Good
Broomfield Hill
Hook Of Love
Tall Ships
Mary From Dungloe
The Shout
Breakfast For Altan
The Blue Cockade
The Bristol Slaver
Santiago
Galway Farmer
Scattering Tears

9) COVERS

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Wond'ring Aloud
Rigging It Up Duncannon
Willin'
No Song To Sing
Corrina Corrina
The Setting
The Downeaster 'Alexa'
Fake Plastic Trees
Is Your Love In Vain
Courting Is A Pleasure
Roaring Water Bay
Don't Give Up
Waterloo Sunset


Phil Beer

Steve Knightley

Producer:

Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin,
Mandocello, Guitar
Vocals, Mandocello, Guitar

10) COLD FRONTIER

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Cold Frontier
Are We Alright
Come By
Northwest Passage
Widdecombe Fair
Things I Learnt This Year
You're Mine
Windchanges
Don't Look Now
Sally Free And Easy
Yeovil Town
Cold Heart Of England
The Streets Of Forbes
The Flood


Phil Beer






Paul Downes

Steve Knightley





John Redmond

Paul Wilson


Producer:

Vocals (Tracks 4,6-8,11,12,14),
Guitar (Tracks 1,7,12),
Mandocello (Tracks 2,3),
Mandolin (Tracks 2,11),
Fiddle (Tracks 4,6-8,10,13,14),
Viola (Tracks 9,14),
Cuatro (Track 14)
Mandocello & Backing Vocals (Track 6)
Vocals,
Mandocello
(Tracks 2,4,7,8,10,11,13),
Guitar (Tracks 1,3,8,9,12,14),
Concertina (Tracks 2,4-6),
Cuatro (Tracks 5,6)
Bodhran & Backing Vocals
(Track 6)
Melodeon & Backing Vocals
(Track 6)

Mick Dolan, Show Of Hands

11) COLD CUTS

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Faith In You
Crow On The Cradle
First They Take Manhattan
Track Of Words
Crazy Boy
Lonesome Stockade Blues
The Battle Of The Somme
The Keeper
Time After Time
Sally Free & Easy
The Rose In The Thorn
My Brother Jake
The Setting/Mary From Dungloe
Tall Ships
The Train/Sit You Down

Recorded live on tour in 2001 at:
The Bulkely, Beaumaris 9 November
Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe 15 November
Phoenix, Exeter 25 November
Arts Centre, Darlington 6 November
Prince Henry's GS, Otley 12 November
Phoenix, Exeter 25 November
Arts Centre, Darlington 6 November
Phoenix, Exeter 25 November
The Bulkely, Beaumaris 9 November
The Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
2 November
Tower Arts, Winchester 21 November
The Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
2 November 2001


Phil Beer

Paul Downes


Steve Knightley


Producer:

Vocals, Guitar, Mandocello, Mandolin, Fiddle, Viola, Cuatro
Mandolin (Track 6),
Guitar (Tracks 14,15),
Vocals (Tracks 6,10,14,15)
Vocals, Guitar, Mandocello, Concertina, Cuatro

Mick Dolan, Show Of Hands

12) THE PATH

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Foreland Point
Braunton Burrows
Buck's Mills
Port Isaac
Carbis Bay
Land's End
Lamorna Cove
Pendennis Castle
Charlestown
Rame Head
Hallsands
Paignton
The Exe Estuary
Lyme Regis
Golden Cap
The Foreland (Reprise)


Phil Beer






Matt Clifford

Paul Downes
Steve Knightley





Producer:

Fiddle (Tracks 1,3,4,6,8-10,12,13,16),
Recorder (Tracks 1,14),
Guitar (Tracks 3,4,5,8,9,10,14,15),
Mandolin (Tracks 4,8,12),
Mandocello (Track 9),
Cuatro (Track 9)
Keyboards (Tracks 1,3,4,6,9,11-13,15)
Guitar (Tracks 2,7)
Mandocello (Tracks 1,11,16),
Guitar (Tracks 1,4,6,10,12,13,15),
Bass (Tracks 1,10,12),
Concertina (Tracks 5,10),
Cuatro (Track 6)

Matt Clifford, Mick Dolan,
Show Of Hands

13) COUNTRY LIFE

 
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Disc 1 - Country Life
Country Life
Hard Shoulder
Suntrap
Smile She Said
Reynardine
Seven Days
Tommy
Be Lucky
Drake
I Promise You
Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy
Red Diesel
Don't Be A Stranger

Disc 2 - The Promo CD
Country Life
Hard Shoulder
I Promise You
Country Life (video)
Photo slideshow (music: I Promise You)
Lyrics (music: The Exe Estuary from The Path)
The Train (video)
Downloadable screensaver


Phil Beer







Mike Burch
Matt Clifford
Brian Dickenson
Mick Dolan

Steve Knightley




Roy Martin
Paul Wilson
Jenna Witts


Producer:

Vocals (Tracks 1,2,6-8,10-12),
Fiddle (Tracks 1,5,6,9-11),
Guitar (Tracks 1-4,7,10,12,13),
Cuatro (Track 6),
Mandocello (Track 8),
Melodeon (Tracks 10,11),
Percussion (Track 10),
Mandolin (Track 12)
Harmonica (Track 10)
Keyboards (Tracks 1,2,4,5,10)
Harmonica (Track 1)
Shaker (Tracks 2,3),
Vocals (Track 2)
Vocals, Guitar (Tracks 2,4,7-10),
Mandocello (Tracks 1,3,6,12,13),
Bass (Tracks 1-4,10,13),
Cuatro (Tracks 3,5),
Concertina (Tracks 10,11,13)
Drums (Track 1)
Melodeon (Track 1)
Vocals (Tracks 6,10),
Piano (Track 6)

Matt Clifford (Track 1),
Mick Dolan, Show Of Hands

14) AS YOU WERE

 
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Set One
Longdog
The Lowry, Salford - 27 November
Youíre Mine
Town Hall, Cheltenham - 28 November
Williní
Princess Pavilion, Falmouth 3 December
Mary From Dungloe/The Setting
The Lowry, Salford - 27 November
The Oak
Bloomsbury Theatre, London - 3 November
The Blue Cockade
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth - 5 December
Crazy Boy
Town Hall, Cheltenham - 28 November
Crow On The Cradle
Town Hall, Cheltenham - 28 November
I Promise You
Bloomsbury Theatre, London - 3 November
Maybe
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth - 5 December
Be Lucky
Bloomsbury Theatre, London - 3 November

Set Two
The Blind Fiddler/Galway Farmer
Theatre By The Lake, Keswick - 21 November
Captains
Regal Centre, Worksop - 18 November
Corrina, Corrina
Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe - 25 November
Smile She Said
Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe - 25 November
Crooked Man
Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe - 25 November
Are We Alright
Regal Centre, Worksop - 18 November
Cousin Jack
Pacific Rd Arts Centre, Birkenhead - 26 November
The Train/Santiago/The Soldierís Joy
Theatre By The Lake, Keswick - 21 November
Widecombe Fair
Ariel Centre, Totnes - 4 December
Country Life
Theatre By The Lake, Keswick - 21 November
Donít Be A Stranger
Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth - 5 December


Phil Beer
Steve Knightley
Miranda Sykes
Jenna Witts

Producer:

Multi-instruments, Vocals
Multi-instruments, Vocals
Double Bass, Vocals
Keyboards, Vocals

15) WITNESS

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Witness
Roots
The Dive
The Falmouth Packet, Haul Away Joe
Undertow
If I Needed Someone
Innocent's Song, Gwithian
Union Street (Last Post)
The Bet
Ink Devil
Scratch
All I'd Ever Lost


Phil Beer






Matt Clifford


Paul Downes
Fishermen's Friends
Johnny Kalsi

Steve Knightley


Seth Lakeman
Mass








Jackie Oates
Miranda Sykes



Lizzie Westcott
Paul Wilson


Producer:

Vocals (Tracks 1,2,4,6,7),
Fiddle (Tracks 1-4,6,7,10,11),
Viola (Tracks 1,2), E-bow (Track 5),
Mandolin (Tracks 1,4,10,11),
Guitar (Tracks 2,3,5,9),
Dobro (Track 11), Cuatro (Track 9) ,
Melodeon (Track 6)
Keyboards (Tracks 1,9,11),
Piano (Tracks 3,5,8,12),
Backing Vocals (Track 4)
Guitar (Track 8)
Choir (Track 2)

Tablas (Track 6), Mazhar (Track 6),
Shaker (Track 6)
Vocals, Guitar (Tracks 1,2,5,6,9-11),
Cuatro (Tracks 1,2,4,10,11),
Mandocello (Tracks 2,3,5,6,12),
Acoustic Bass (Track 9)
Vocals (Track 1), Guitar (Tracks 1,4)
Percussion (Track 1,2,4,6,10,11),
Drum Programming (Tracks 1,2,4,6,10-12),
Bass (Track 2),
Percussion Programming (Track 3),
Ambience (Track 3), Shaker (Track 5),
Keyboards (Track 12),
Atmospherics (Track 12),
Backing Vocals (Track 4)
Fiddle (Track 4)
Vocals (Tracks 1,6,7,8),
Double Bass (Tracks 1,3-7,10-12),
Cello (Tracks 6,12)
Fiddle (Track 4)
Melodeon (Tracks 3,4),
Backing Vocals (Track 4)

Simon Emmerson, Mass

16) ROOTS: THE BEST OF SHOW OF HANDS

 
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Disc 1
Roots
Are We Alright
Exile
Country Life
Widecombe Fair
The Falmouth Packet/Haul Away Joe
Santiago
Armadas
The Blue Cockade [live]
Crow On The Cradle
The Preacher
Cousin Jack [live]
Cold Frontier
Hard Shoulder
Captains
The Galway Farmer [live]


 
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Disc 2
Columbus (Didnít Find America)
Youíre Mine
The Blind Fiddler
The Setting/Mary From Dungloe
The Bristol Slaver
Port Isaac
The Train/Blackwaterside
Be Lucky
Longdog
The Keeper
The Downeaster ĎAlexaí
The Oak
Innocentsí Song/Gwithian
Tall Ships

17) LIVE AT EXETER PHOENIX SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER 2007

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Longdog
The Setting/Mary Of Dungloe
Cutthroats, Crooks And Con-Men
Blue Cockade
Crazy Boy
Blind Fiddler
Exile
See My Baby Again
Secret World
Are We Alright
The Dive
Don't Be A Stranger
Country Life
Roots
Cousin Jack
The Falmouth Packet/Haul Away Joe

This is not part of the official Show Of Hands catalogue but is a selection from the bandís current live repertoire, made available to Longdogs for the purpose of raising funds for the Paediatric Oncology fund at the Bramble Ward in Exeter and CLIC Sargent. Limited to 1000 copies, it is only available at gigs or by mailorder from Longdogs.




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