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Country Life

Country Life


HMCD 19 2003
Show of Hands most ambitious and exciting project to date. A studio album of original songs including a bonus ‘enhanced CD’ featuring the promotional video for the title track, and footage of Show of Hands live at the Royal Albert Hall.

CD Track Listing

  1. Country Life
  2. Hard Shoulder
  3. Suntrap
  4. Smile she said
  5. Reynardine
  6. Seven days
  7. Tommy
  8. Be lucky
  9. Drake
  10. I promise you
  11. Adieu, sweet lovely Nancy
  12. Red Diesel
  13. Don’t be a stranger

Promo CD Track listing

  1. Country Life
  2. Hard Shoulder
  3. I Promise You

Enhanced features:

  1. Country Life (Video)
  2. Photo slideshow (Music: I Promise You)
  3. Lyrics (Music: The Exe Estuary from The Path HMCD18)
  4. The Train (Video)
  5. Downloadable screensaver
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The Long Way Home

The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.
The release date is 15th Jan 2016, but pre-release copies will be exclusively available to buy on the Autumn tour.


Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music - England's finest and most popular roots duo and something of a "people's band".

"Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act"

The Independent

"Voted Best Duo and the Best Original Song"

2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards