They Called Her Babylon is an album by British folk rock band Steeleye Span. The title track deals with the Siege of Lathom House in 1644, during the English Civil War, during which Charlotte Stanley, Countess of Derby, held out for four months against Parliamentarian efforts to take the house. The album, the band's 18th studio album, was released in 2004. The album is perhaps most noteworthy for the return of Maddy Prior, the band's most central member, who had departed the band in 1996.
They Called Her Babylon is an album by the electric folk band Steeleye Span. Highlights of the album include 'Van Diemen's Land', a song about poaching and deportation to what would eventually be called Tasmania; 'Heir of Linne', a classic ballad of riches lost and regained, and 'Child Owlet', another traditional ballad whose gruesomeness is underlined by Prior's powerful vocals. The album also contains the band's shortest song ever, a 40-second version of 'Bede's Death Song', an early medieval poem attributed to the 8th century monk.
Present – The Very Best of Steeleye Span is the 17th studio album by Steeleye Span, released in 2002. The album contains new recordings of previously released songs.
They Called Her Babylon is an album by British folk rock band Steeleye Span. Returning with Prior was her husband, Rick Kemp, who had not performed with the band since its 12th album, although both Prior and Kemp had performed on Present-The Very Best of Steeleye Span, an album that re-recorded versions of songs from earlier albums. Gay Woods, who had replaced Prior for two albums, departed at the same time. New to the band with this album was guitarist Ken Nicol, while drummer Liam Genockey, who had played on Time, returned. Longtime violinist Peter Knight rounded out the group.
Get the Tempo of the tracks from They Called Her Babylon (2004) by Steeleye Span. This album has an average beat per minute of 119 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 66/178 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist They Called Her Babylon. 1. Van Diemen's Land.
Artist: Steeleye Span. Album: They Called Her Babylon. A A. They Called Her Babylon. To the halls of Latham House the king he did proclaim. That the seventh Earl of Derby, James Stanley was his name. So the house became a fortress, with her good Lord now gone. Her name was Lady Charlotte, but they called her Babylon. So put yourselves in line against Babylon. All ye that bend the bow against the crown. Train the gunner's sights against Babylon. Till the eagle tower does fall and the walls they are thrown down. Both the puritans and Fairfax, together they did call. For this one last royal stronghold in Lancashire to fall. So the garrison she strenghtened and the eagle tower was manned. And refusing all conditions, it was then the siege began.
They Called Her Babylon (The Siege Of Lathom House). 7. Bede's Death Song. Drums – Liam Genockey. Guitar, Vocals – Ken Nicol. Producer – Steeleye Span. Violin, Vocals, Keyboards – Peter Knight. Vocals – Maddy Prior.