Seth Lakeman is set to release a new album “Ballads Of The Broken Few”, expect it on Spetember 16th via Cooking Vinyl, there’s a press release somewhere around here, lost in the mess and the seagull fallout. You don’t need press releases and such do you, here’s the video and more importantly the song….
“Continuing Seth’s unique vision for recording in inspiring locations – previous albums have been recorded in a church and a copper mine – the 11 tracks for “Ballads of the Broken Few” were cut ‘live’ with an organic, acoustic vibe in the Great Hall of a Jacobean Manor House and they shine with the atmosphere of that setting. The spiritual-sounding songs have a trance-like quality: they encompass evocative contemporary messages, yet have an ethereal sound as if they have been hanging in the air for centuries. Ethan has let nothing impair the raw, visceral content – just enshrined the pure sounds of voices and ringing instruments. He comments “The kind of record I like captures human performance.”