Levellers have introduced their model new acoustic album Collectively All The Approach, the follow-up to their 2018 Prime 20 album We The Collective. The album shall be obtainable on restricted version Pink Vinyl and CD and will be pre-ordered right here.
The primary tune ‘Down by the River ‘O’ is obtainable now on all streaming platforms and 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 Street with the legendary John Leckie 5 years in the past and resulted of their highest chart place in twenty years. Levellers all the time deliberate to do one other album the place they acoustically reworked songs from their again catalogue, however ultimately got here to the conclusion to not attempt to high what they achieved with We The Collective however to go one other manner.
So that they determined to strip every little thing proper again and go for a extra conventional, people strategy as they reimagined varied songs from their previous. They reconvened the collective – this time with Sean Lakeman producing and Al Scott mixing – at their very own Metway Studios in Brighton. All the things was recorded stay, with the musicians taking part in by the songs till that they had variations they had been pleased with.
Of the album and recording, the Levellers say, “It was really a enjoyable file to make, beneath the rigorous steering of Sean. Sean’s a musician himself, all the time bringing concepts and get out of jail free solutions after we obtained caught. It’s a stripped again, uncooked iteration of the collective with deep people leanings. As energetic as the primary one however undoubtedly completely different.”
Take heed to ‘Down by the River ‘O’ – BELOW:
Levellers 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.
Collectively All The Approach is scheduled for launch in March 2023, to coincide with the band’s acoustic tour of theatres and venues across the nation, with particular friends Moulettes (Duo), Wilswood Buoys and Jess Silk. Tickets can be found from myticket.co.uk.
And 2023 is an additional particular yr for the Levellers as not solely do they have fun 35 years of being a band, however it is going to even be the twentieth Anniversary of their vastly acclaimed Lovely Days Pageant, one of many greatest impartial music festivals within the UK.
Full Acoustic tour dates are as follows:
Mon 27 CHELTENHAM City Corridor
Tue 28 DORKING Halls
Wed 1 BATH Discussion board
Thu 2 SHRESWBURY Theatre Severn
Fri 3 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic
Sat 4 BIRMINGHAM Symphony Corridor
Mon 6 CAMBRIDGE Corn Trade
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