THE ANTI-CAPITALIST ROADSHOW DOUBLE CD CELEBRATING SUBVERSION NOW AVAILABLE.Twenty nine songs and one visionary poem on 2 CDs from singers & songwriters Frankie Armstrong, Roy Bailey, Robb Johnson, Reem Kelani, Sandra Kerr, Grace Petrie, Leon Rosselson, Janet Russell, Peggy Seeger, Jim Woodland and socialist magician Ian Saville. Eleven different voices with one aim - to oppose the ideologically driven austerity programme imposed by this millionaire government on all but the elite and to challenge the narrative that says, There is no alternative.
Release date 26 November but available now from Fuse Records. Send a cheque for £16 (inc. p. & p.) to Fuse Records, 28 Park Chase, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 8EH. Make the cheque out to Fuse Records. Don't forget to include your address.ALSO AVAILABLE
4CD box set, 72 songs covering 5 decades of songwriting plus an 80 page booklet. £30 (inc. p. & p.)
"It's the life work of of one of Britain's finest contemporary writers - not just songwriters but writers in any form..." (Songlines January 2012)
...a well-rounded picture of a remarkable artist who's never taken his eyes off the ball even - or especially - when that ball is bouncing in a determinedly anti-popular direction." (fRoots May 2012)
" ...to my mind, one of the best songs ever written is Song of the Olive Tree, about the fate of a tree and the people of Palestine. It's a song that is at once beautiful, depressing, anger-inducing and, finally, hopeful and inspiring." (Taplas January 2012)
"The World Turned Upside Down is a one-stop concentration of material from one of the pioneers and finest exponents of English-language chanson-strength creation" (R2 January 2012)
Review in Counterpunch: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/21/leon-rosselson-and-the-art-of-radical-songwriting/
Special pre-Xmas price: £40 for both Celebrating Subversion & The World Turned Upside Down.