Opening with a superbly re-worked model of their basic hit ‘The Game’, Collectively All The Means finds the band stripping the whole lot proper again and taking a conventional people strategy as they reimagine varied songs from their previous.
Along with new variations of tracks from the Levellers’ again catalogue, together with the long-lasting ‘Battle Of The Beanfield’, the ten-track album options model new songs ‘Man O War’ and ‘Sitting In The Social’, alongside the current single ‘Down by the River ‘O’ which was written by pal and collaborator Rev Hammer in regards to the Nice Flood of 1968 in Buntingford.
The final ‘Collective’ album was recorded at Abbey Highway with the legendary John Leckie 5 years in the past and resulted of their highest chart place in twenty years. For this new assortment the band reconvened the Collective – this time with Sean Lakeman producing and Al Scott mixing – at their very own Metway Studios in Brighton. The band had been joined once more by Hannah and Ollie from the Moulettes on cello, vocals and percussion plus the mighty Dan Donnelly on his first official Levellers recording.
Of the album and recording, Levellers Collective say, “It was truly a fun record to make, under the rigorous guidance of Sean. Sean’s a musician himself, always bringing ideas and get out of jail free suggestions when we got stuck. It’s a stripped back, raw iteration of the collective with deep folk leanings. As energetic as the first one but definitely different.”
TOGETHER ALL THE WAY – TRACKLISTING
Down By The River ‘O’
The Cholera Effectively
Collectively All The Means
Wake The World
Battle Of The Beanfield
Man O Battle
Sitting In The Social
Collectively All The Means is launched on tenth March 2023, coinciding with the band’s present acoustic tour of theatres and venues across the nation, that includes particular visitors Moulettes (Duo), Wilswood Buoys and Jess Silk. Tickets can be found beneath.
And 2023 is an additional particular yr for the Levellers as not solely do they rejoice 35 years of being a band, however it’s going to even be the twentieth Anniversary of their vastly acclaimed Stunning Days Competition, one of many greatest unbiased music festivals within the UK.
Mon 6 CAMBRIDGE Corn Change
Tue 7 NORTHAMPTON Derngate
Wed 8 READING Hexagon
Thu 9 LONDON Hackney Empire
Fri 10 POOLE Lighthouse
Sat 11 TRURO Corridor For Cornwall
Mon 13 BARNSTAPLE Queen’s Theatre
Tue 14 YEOVIL Westlands
Wed 15 HARROGATE Royal Corridor
Thu 16 HULL Metropolis Corridor
Fri 17 NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre & Opera Home
Sat 18 BUXTON Opera Home
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