Saturday, November 24, 2007

The 'March of the Levellers' trilogy

Download of the Day

Good man that he is, Attila the Stockbroker has made his The 'March of the Levellers' trilogy available for download over at his MySpace page.

In Mr Stockbroker's own words:

"The 'March of the Levellers' trilogy ('March Of The Levellers', 'The Diggers' Song', 'The World Turned Upside Down') is the centrepiece of my live sets with my band Barnstormer and was released in 1996 on our first album 'The Siege of Shoreham'. The first section is an instrumental of mine. The second is an arrangement of the words of Gerrard Winstanley, leader of the Diggers, the radical sect who came to prominence at the end of the 1640s and who could be described as the first English socialists. The rap in the middle is my brief history of the movement. The third is our version of Leon Rosselson's wonderful song about the Diggers, brought to prominence by the version done by Billy Bragg on the B side of his 'Between The Wars' single."

For myself, Dick Gaughan's version of 'The World Turned Upside Down' will always be the definitive version of that song, but I like his souped up version of it, and 'The Diggers' Song' is excellent.

Must be played on repeat and at high volume.


Reidski said...

I used to really like Dick Gaughan, but, after a revelation one time, decided he was a right miserable fucker. Can't stand to listen to him now. Hey, just thought I'd mention it.

Darren said...

He's a folk singer. Of course he's a miserable fucker.

Wasn't he in the same Party as your good self?

stuart said...

The best version of "World Turned Upside Down" is by my long-time heroes, the Oysterband. Check them out!