Opening with a beautifully re-worked version of their classic hit ‘The Game’, Together All The Way finds the band stripping everything right back and taking a traditional folk approach as they reimagine various songs from their past.
In addition to new versions of tracks from the Levellers’ back catalogue, including the iconic ‘Battle Of The Beanfield’, the ten-track album features brand new songs ‘Man O War’ and ‘Sitting In The Social’, alongside the recent single ‘Down by the River ‘O’ which was written by friend and collaborator Rev Hammer about the Great Flood of 1968 in Buntingford.
The last ‘Collective’ album was recorded at Abbey Road with the legendary John Leckie five years ago and resulted in their highest chart position in twenty years. For this new collection the band reconvened the Collective – this time with Sean Lakeman producing and Al Scott mixing – at their own Metway Studios in Brighton. The band were joined again 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 Well
Together All The Way
Wake The World
Battle Of The Beanfield
Man O War
Sitting In The Social
Together All The Way is released on 10th March 2023, coinciding with the band’s current acoustic tour of theatres and venues around the country, featuring special guests Moulettes (Duo), Wilswood Buoys and Jess Silk. Tickets are available from myticket.co.uk.
And 2023 is an extra special year for the Levellers as not only do they celebrate 35 years of being a band, but it will also be the 20th Anniversary of their hugely acclaimed Beautiful Days Festival, one of the biggest independent music festivals in the UK.
Mon 6 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Tue 7 NORTHAMPTON Derngate
Wed 8 READING Hexagon
Thu 9 LONDON Hackney Empire
Fri 10 POOLE Lighthouse
Sat 11 TRURO Hall For Cornwall
Mon 13 BARNSTAPLE Queen's Theatre
Tue 14 YEOVIL Westlands
Wed 15 HARROGATE Royal Hall
Thu 16 HULL City Hall
Fri 17 NEWCASTLE Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Sat 18 BUXTON Opera House