Levellers announce new acoustic album to coincide with tour

Levellers have announced their brand new acoustic album ‘Together all the Way‘, the follow-up to 2018’s ‘We the Collective‘. It will be released on their On the Fiddle label early next year. The previous album was recorded at Abbey Road with the legendary John Leckie five years ago, resulting in their highest chart position in twenty years. Levellers planned to do another album where they acoustically reworked songs from their back catalogue but came to the conclusion not to try to top what they achieved with ‘We the Collective‘ but to go another way. They stripped everything back for a more traditional folk approach as they reimagined various songs from their past. This time Sean Lakeman produced, and Al Scott mixed at their Metway Studios in Brighton. Everything was recorded live, with the musicians playing through the songs until they were satisfied.
The Levellers say of the album and recording, “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.”
The first song, ‘Down by the River’ O’ is available now on all streaming platforms and was written by friend and collaborator Rev Hammer about the Great Flood of 1968 in Buntingford.
Together all the Way‘ is scheduled for release in March 2023 to coincide with the band’s acoustic tour of theatres and venues around the country, with special guests Moulettes (duo), Wilswood Buoys and Jess Silk. Tickets are available from myticket.co.uk.
Full Acoustic tour dates are as follows:

February 2023
27 – Cheltenham, Town Hall
28 – Dorking, Halls

March 2023
1 – Bath, Forum
2 – Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
3 – Liverpool, Philharmonic
4 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
6 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
7 – Northampton, Derngate
8 – Reading, Hexagon
9 – London, Hackney Empire
10 – Poole, Lighthouse
11 – Truro, Hall For Cornwall
13 – Barnstaple, Queen’s Theatre
14 – Yeovil, Westlands
15 – Harrogate, Royal Hall
16 – Hull, City Hall
17 – Newcastle, Tyne Theatre & Opera House
18 – Buxton, Opera House

The album will be available on CD, coloured vinyl and on your favourite streaming platform. You can pre-order the album from the artist’s website.

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