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Roots – The Best of Show of Hands

HMCD28 2007
The definitive collection, released November 2007
30 re-mastered tracks including 4 new recordings of concert favourites ‘Are We Alright’, ‘Exile’, ‘Santiago’ and ‘Crow on the Cradle’, and all 22 minutes of ‘Tall Ships’
CD1 ‘Short Stories’ – Show of Hands own choice of favourite tracks from each of the studio albums, plus live versions of three songs – ‘The Blue Cockade’ ‘Cousin Jack’ and ‘The Galway Farmer’
CD2 ‘Longdogs’ – a selection of tracks chosen by the Show of Hands internet based fans forum.


HMCD23 2006
The most innovative studio album to date – Show of Hands as they’ve never been heard before.
Over a year in the making, it is the result of a collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Simon Emmerson and Mass of Afro Celts fame.
Witness ~ Roots ~ The Dive ~ The Falmouth Packet / Haul Away Joe ~ Undertow ~ If I Needed Someone ~ Innocents’ Song / Gwithian ~ Union Street (Last Post) ~ The Bet ~ Ink Devil ~ Scratch ~ All I’d Ever Lost


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