Leon Rosselson has been performing as a singer and songwriter for over 60 years. For such a lengthy career, choosing only two LP’s worth of material proved to be a difficult task. But, completing the task at hand is exactly what Mr. Rosselson did; personally selecting seventeen career-spaning tracks (and specific versions of those tracks) to encompass a life-long dedication to music for a higher cause. Music that not only entertains, but also helps to enlighten and empower those in the fight for a better world. May the music found in Chronicling The Times continue to encourage and inspire that fight!
The compilation is a companion to Leon’s memoir, Where Are The Elephants?, and is available as a double LP or CD. Both include all the song lyrics. The double LP has liner notes by Robb Johnson.
Song of the Old Communist
Across the Hills
Ballad of a Spycatcher
Flower Power = Bread
She Was Crazy, He Was Mad
Topside Down Party
Rules of the Game
Postcards From Cuba
Bringing the News from Nowhere
General Lockjaw Briefs the Troops
Where Are the Barricades?
Talking Democracy Blues
Wo Sind Die Elefanten?
World Turned Upside Down (Part 2)
The Ghost of Georges Brassens
Stand Up for Judas
“This man knows exactly how to turn good ideas into great songs, and always with such a command of language, whether it is the playful delight in wordplay of She Was Crazy, He Was Mad or the sharp-as-razors anger and analysis of Where Are the Barricades? His songs ask pertinent, not rhetorical, questions.” —Robb Johnson
“In many ways, Leon Rosselson is the embodiment of the original ideals of punk rock. His hair isn’t spiky, but his music is, using fearless wit and political integrity to highlight the hypocrisies of those in power.” —Billy Bragg
Mail order from Fuse Records (UK only)
Double LP: £20 (incl. postage to the UK)
CD: £15 (incl. postage to the UK)
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