Leon Rosselson - Where Are the Barricades?
Best known for his song “The World Turned Upside Down” as performed and made into a top 10 hit by Billy Bragg, Leon Rosselson has blessed us with songs for nearly six full decades. The Guardian has called his compositions “fierce, funny, cynical, outraged, blasphemous, challenging, and anarchic,” and Folk Roots called him “a superb integrator of words and music.” Now at 81 years old, Rosselson leaves us with his swan song and final recording, Where are the Barricades? A collection of all-new songs, Where are the Barricades? culminates a triumphant career, and firmly solidifies Rosselson's reputation as one of England's most prolific and respected songwriters.
“And that’s it. At eighty-one, after some sixty years of songwriting, trying to find the story, to avoid the obvious, to shun the predictable, after hundreds of songs, numerous records and CDs, this is my final recording. Thanks for listening.” —Leon Rosselson
“Some of the most literate and well-made songs now being written.” —New York Times
- Full Marks for Charlie
- Where Are the Barricades?
- Sixty Quid a Week
- I'm Going Where the Suits Will Shine My Shoes
- Let's Give Thanks
- Marital Diaries
- Fair's Fair
- Active Ageing
- Paris in the Rain
- The Ballad of Rivka and Mohammed
- Four Degrees Celsius
- At Dawn
Catalog Number: DIRT-CD-0075