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Surely you own this record? Everyone needs a copy!,
This review is from: Levelling The Land (Remastered) (Audio CD)
It's difficult to review a record that is generally hailed as a cult classic. It's essentially an album that deserves a place in the rankings of best records ever released. So if you don't own a copy, now's the time to buy, and if you do own a copy, now's the time to buy a new remastered version complete with the Levs' fantastic Glastonbury performance on a bonus disc!
In the unlikely event that you don't know what to expect from this album, the Levellers circa Levelling the Land were an ideological young band who combined the classic folk-protest-song genre with an edge of 1970s punk rock. Mixing the catchy, pleasent on the ear qualities of British folk music with the gloomy social commentary of punk rock, the Levellers present you with a coherent world view in which the alternative to inner-city poverty and lying politicians is to hit the road with your guitar and some beers and rediscover Britain's history and traditions.
This album shows the Levellers at their most versatile, switching effortlessly between pure '70s style punk (Liberty Song, Battle of the Beanfield), indie (One Way), traditional folk (the Boatman, Far From Home) and various combinations of the above.
Let's be honest, you probably own this already don't you? If not - buy!