One of my favorite bands, The Levellers, are releasing a Greatest Hits album on September 28th in the UK. Besides the Greatest Hits album, their label will be releasing 3 vinyl singles for Record Store Day.
Levellers’ On The Fiddle Recordings label is releasing three singles on 19th April for Record Store Day. Record Store Day started in 2007 when over 700 independent stores in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK soon followed suit and the event has gone from strength to strength ever since. Independently owned record stores and artists celebrate the art of music with special releases made available exclusively on the day, unavailable elsewhere.
Firstly, a re-release of Levellers’ debut EP: Carry Me as a limited edition, numbered 12” in original artwork.The initial pressing of just 1,000 copies of Carry Me sold out immediately in 1989 and now – 25 years later we have finally got round to pressing another 1000!
We’re also very excited to announce Mark Chadwick’s brand new solo single – Red Sky. Hot off the presses, Mark pushed forward the song’s release as a one sided 7” to support the ever decreasing number of independent record shops in the wake of the digital ‘revolution’. Look out for the album ‘Moment’ later this year.
Finally, there’s McDermott’s 2 Hours’ seminal ‘Dirty Davey’. For the first time ever this is available as 7” single with a Levellers live version of the uplifting, floor-stomping tale of death in police custody on the ‘other side’ of this double A sided single. All singles are available only from independent stores; only on vinyl and are very, very limited!. Check your local stores for availability
The band released a trailer for the Greatest Hits album. The video features songs you’ll probably hear on the album and some live footage as well.
The band and Mark Chadwick will be touring around Europe as well:
Fri 18 – Mark Chadwick solo The Talking Heads Southampton
Sun 20 – Drunk In Public HAREFEST Harefield Hall North Yorkshire
Thur 29 – Levellers GraauwRock Graauw Netherlands
Sat 30 – Worthing Assembly Hall Tickets
Sun 31 – Wychwood Festival Cheltenham Racecourse
Sat 7 – Gladiolen Festival Belgium
Sat 14 – Behind The Caste Sherborne Castle Dorset
Fri 11 – Cheese & Grain Somerset
Sat 12 – Garforth Arts Festival Leeds
Mon 14 – Picturedome Holmfirth
Levellers Highlands Tour
Tues 15 – Lemon Tree Aberdeen
Wed 16 – Clickimin Leisure Centre Shetland
Thur 17 – Fusion Orkney
Fri 18 – The Assembly Rooms Wick
Sat 19 – Hebridean Celtic Festival Outer Hebrides
15-17 – Beautiful Days Festival Escot Park Devon
Beautiful Days is the Levellers annual 15,000 capacity family-friendly weekend camping festival
Fri 22 – Galtres Parklands Festival Duncombe Park North Yorkshire
Thur 30 – Luxor Cologne Germany
Fri 31 – Batschkapp Frankfurt Germany
Sat 1 – Melkweg Amsterdam Netherlands
Sun 2 – Gleis Munster Germany
Tues 4 – Lille Vega Copenhagen Sweden
Wed 5 – Sticky Fingers Gothenberg Sweden
Thur 6 – Debaser Medis Stockholm Sweden
Fri 7 KB Malmo Sweden
Sun 9 Luxor Live Amhem Holland