We the Collective is the eleventh studio album by folk-punk rock band Levellers. The album entered the British album charts at number 12, the band's highest charting entry in over 21 years. The 10-track album features acoustic re-recordings of many of the band's greatest hits, with two new songs "Shame" and "Drug Bust McGee".
We The Collective by Levellers, released 02 May 2018 1. Exodus 2. Liberty Song 3. England My Home 4. Subvert 5. Hope Street 6. Elation 7. Dance Before The Storm 8. The Shame 9. Drug Bust McGee 10. One Wa. Follow ups ‘Levelling the Land’, ‘Levellers’, ‘Zeitgeist’ and ‘Mouth to Mouth’, were all Top 20 albums; and their 11th studio album ‘We The Collective’ became Levellers’ highest charting album in over twenty years, reaching No 12 on the UK chart in 2018.
Wanting to do something a bit different with their back catalogue, they brought in a string section and enlisted legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses) to help develop new acoustic arrangements for eight of their previous singles including ‘Liberty’, ‘Hope Street’ and ‘One Way’ which they recorded straight to tape at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios.
It’s difficult to imagine a band more suited to chronicling these turbulent times than the Levellers, but at the very moment they might be expected to lead some sort of charge, they seem to have hit a creative block. The result is eight radical reworkings of old singles, which manage to be simultaneously stripped. All the same, much as We The Collective works on its own terms, a proper new album would have made far more sense. Classic Rock Newsletter.
Levellers announce acoustic album ‘We The Collective’ + New Video. by Alex Gallacher 6 December, 2017.
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