Seth Lakeman

Ballads of the Broken Few

Marketing Highlights

Multi-instrumentalist winner of Singer of the Year and Best Album awards at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, as well as a Mercury Music Prize nominee. Seth will be touring with Robert Plant February 8th-March 2nd in all major markets; not only will he open the show, he will also be featured in Robert's shapeshifter band. Comprehensive press and NPR campaign begins January. Available for retail performances and any other in-store opportunities

Seth Lakeman’s eighth studio album is a stunning combination of his dynamic song-writing and playing, the genius of legendary producer Ethan Johns and the sublime harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Kin. Between them they have conjured up an epic, soulful album of compelling songs that are stripped back to their very essence. Ethan Johns has worked with the likes of Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, The Staves and Crosby, Stills and Nash. He agreed to produce the album after Seth sent him one roughly recorded song on his mobile phone, with Wildwood Kin adding their lush harmonies to his own gritty lead vocals. 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.

R2 - 4 *'s "winning formula" Q - 4 *'s Sound On Sound ' simply a very beautiful album' MOJO - 'digs even deeper on this album of modern folk epistles' Uncut - 7/10

Tracklist

1. Willow Tree
2. Silence Reigns
3. Meet Me In The Twilight
4. Stranger
5. Fading Sound
6. Ballad Of The Broken Few
7. Anna lee
8. Innocent Child
9. Whenever I’m Home
10. Silver Threads
11. Pulling Hard Against The Stream

For Fans Of

The Avett Brothers
Ben Howard
James Bay
Hozier
Robert Plant

Home Market

UK

Album Details

Artist

Seth Lakeman

Album Title

Ballads of the Broken Few

Street Date

01/12/2018

Order Due Date

12/15/2017

Genre

Singer/Songwriter

Label

Cooking Vinyl Limited

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD9

UPC

711297514421

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

COOKCD644