added: 2 Jul 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Levellers have announced the release of 'Greatest Hits' on 29th September 2014 via their own On The Fiddle Recordings label. Released three formats (CD/DVD/DIGITAL), all versions include every Levellers singles & video released over the last 25 years (of which 20 were chart hits), together for the first time.
From the folk punk roots of Carry Me, through the anthemic One Way, Fifteen Years, Hope Street, Just The One and smash hit Beautiful Day, to more recent tracks such as Truth Is and Cholera Well, after more than 25 years together as band, the Levellers' mix of scathing political comment and positive DIY attitude to life hasn't dissipated with age.
Most exciting of all, the Greatest Hits album also features 4 brand new recordings of the Levellers collaborating with contemporary artists to rework some of their classic material. Imelda May is the queen of all time on 'Beautiful Day' (which will be formally released as a single). Bellowhead take on 'Just The One' and the legendary Billy Bragg performs 'Hope Street'. Finally, Frank Turner breathes new life into 'Julie', one of his very favourite songs whilst growing up, bringing us back full circle for another generation of the disenfranchised to discover the Levellers for the first time.
To celebrate the release of Greatest Hits, Levellers will embark on a European wide Greatest Hits tour In October and November performing some of these songs for the first time in many years with special guests The Selecter on all UK dates plus solo multi-instrumentalist Laura Kidd aka She Makes War.
LEVELLERS - GREATEST HITS UK TOUR 2014
Featuring The Selecter & She Is War on all UK dates
29 Oct FOLKESTONE Leas Cliff Hall
11 Nov NOTTINGHAM Rock City
12 Nov BRISTOL o2 Academy
13 Nov LONDON o2 Shepherds Bush Empire
14 Nov BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy
15 Nov NORWICH UEA
16 Nov PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
18 Nov WREXHAM William Aston Hall
19 Nov NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
20 Nov SHEFFIELD o2 Academy
21 Nov GLASGOW o2 ABC
22 Nov MANCHESTER Academy
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