Seth Lakeman re-releases Ballads of the Broken Few ahead of Manchester Apollo gig

Seth Lakeman plays at Manchester Apollo photo Credit Matt Austin

Seth Lakeman will re-release his Top 20 album Ballads of the Broken Few ahead of performing at Manchester Apollo, supporting Robert Plant.

The re-release will feature five added bonus tracks – Gambling Man, Everything, Days Are Longer, Wake Up and Bury Me Deep.  The new unreleased tracks were recorded during the original album sessions.

Everything features Wildwood Kin, sisters Emillie and Beth Key and their cousin Meghann Loney, who were an integral part of the album recordings.  Everything will also be released as a single to conincide with his performance at BBC Radio 2 Festival In A Day at Hyde Park.  Speaking of the new single, Seth Lakeman commented, “Everything is a song about cherishing moments and the realisation that nothing lasts forever”.

The album comes ahead of a UK tour for Seth Lakeman as he supports Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters.  During the tour he will play as part of Robert Plant’s band whilst also opening the shows with his own set.  It’s something which clearly delights the singer, “I’m honoured to be touring and performing with such a fantastic band and one of the world’s greatest music legends.”

Since the Mercury Prize nominated Kitty Jay (recorded in his kitchen for £300), the follow-up gold selling Freedom Fields and his last, highly acclaimed offering, Word of Mouth, a deft collection of mini musical biographies of colourful West Country characters, Seth Lakeman has relentlessly pushed his musical boundaries and those of folk and roots music. His innovative approach, ground-breaking albums and powerful live performances have put him at the forefront of the re-emergence of British folk and successfully steered it into the mainstream.

When is Seth Lakeman’s Ballads of the Broken Few re-released?

Ballads of the Broken Few is re-released on 15 September.  The album includes Lakeman’s new single Everything, featuring Wildwood Kin, which is due for release on 22 September.

Where and when does Seth Lakeman perform in Manchester?

Seth Lakeman supports Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on 30 November 2017.

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