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Chumbawamba English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 Album

Last updated: 06/09/2012 12:00:00 PM

Release Date: 06/01/1988
Tracks in English Rebel Songs 1381-1984: The Cutty Wren, The Diggers Song, Colliers March, The Triumph Of General Ludd, Chartist Anthem, The Bad Squire, Song On The Times, Smashing The Van, The World Turned Upside Down, Poverty Knock, Idris Strike Song, Hanging On The Old Barbed Wire, Coal Not Dole

English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 Album Tracklist

Released : 1988/1994/2003
Genre : Folk, anarcho-punk, a cappella
Recorded : 1988/2003
Label : Agit-Prop Records/MUTT

English Rebel Songs 1381–1984 is a 1998 studio album by anarchist punk band Chumbawamba. It was originally released in 1988 with a slightly different tracklist as the re-release in 2003. Composed mostly of traditional English protest songs, the recording was a stark contrast to the group's previous punk recordings, pointing towards their future integration of choral and a cappella music, as well as a greater focus on harmony in their musical sound.

Some of the songs come from Stand Together by Hackney and Islington music group, 100 Songs Of Toil by Karl Dallas, A Touch On The Times, and A Ballad History of England by Roy Palmer. Many of the songs are still performed by modern English folk bands such as The Houghton Weavers and Coope, Boys & Simpson.

The original LP recording (1988) was released on CD in 1994 by One Little Indian Records. Chumbawamba re-recorded the album (and modified the title) in 2003, adding two extra tracks, releasing it under their newly formed MUTT Records label. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia