1971 : “Rave On”

Steeleye Span

“Rave On”

“Reels” / “The Female Drummer”

7″ single first released in the UK 1971 by B&C Records CB164

Martin Carthy, Maddy Prior, Ashley Hutchings, Tim Hart, Peter Knight: vocals

Produced by Sandy Roberton for September Productions

“Rave On”: Sonny West / Bill Tilghman / Norman Petty
“Reels” and “The Female Drummer”: Traditional, arr. Steeleye Span

Additional information:
This original single version featuring the ‘scratched’ effect first became available on CD as part of the 2001 Carthy Chronicles box-set.

Two subsequent ‘cleaned up’ versions with either two or three verses had already appeared on various compilations from the early 1970s onwards.

All three versions appear on the 2006 Castle reissue of Ten Man Mop.

See Reinhard Zierke’s site for additional information and details of other single releases of the “Rave On” track.


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