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Steve Knightley releases Track of Words – Retraced May 4th

May 4th 2009

Steve Knightley Track of Words - RetracedA decade on, Show of Hands’ inspired frontman revamps his mainstream-nudging debut solo album, emphatically demonstrating the sheer diversity of his acclaimed songwriting.

13 tracks make up his most emotionally literate collection of songs to date with bonus track

“Rock You To Sleep” co-written with Seth Lakeman

Steve’s new CD can now be ordered from our online store.

As featured on:

  • BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday
  • BBC 6’s Tom Robinson Show
  • BBC Scotland; BBC Ulster, BBC Wales, BBC West Midlands, BBC Southern Counties, BBC Lancashire , BBC Nottinghamshire, BBC Gloucestershire, BBC Shropshire and BBC Devon

“There’s a reason why Knightley has been called, ”one of England’s greatest singer-songwriters” and you’ll find evidence enough of his obvious abilities in these nakedly honest songs of hurt and hope” – BBC Music

“An astonishing masterpiece – shows his fearsome power as a songwriter “ – Electric Ghost

“Some of this ace songwriter’s best writing” – Folk &

“Some damn fine songs” – Spiral Earth

“Compelling and evocative, meriting comparison with his best works”- Colin Irwin, Properganda

” A stripped back affair that further underlies Knightley’s position as one of the country’s finest songwriters in any field – not just roots” – Leamington Observer

“This bold retracing of his first major solo project is a real triumph. Face in the Frame is a truly heartbreaking highlight ; Caught in the Rain is spellbinding while sassy trumpet brings a curiously sensual feel to the acute fragility of Broken”- Netrhythms

“The vocal performances are powerful and the playing exemplary” – Rock ‘n’ Reel

“Real gems from the man who gave England back its musical soul” – Frank Hennessy, BBC Wales

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The Long Way Home

The landmark new release sees the band returning to their musical folk roots.

‘Immaculately packaged, beautifully produced, finely recorded' and ‘a thoughtful album of warm shades and lower temperature that sounds surprisingly…well…folkie’ - Colin Irwin, fRoots

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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

Nominated for Best Album 2016

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards