Roots – The Best of Show of Hands
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.
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