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Songs of Life from a Dying British Empire

Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey
Songs of Life from a Dying British Empire

British folk singers and social satirists Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey present songs about social and economic issues dividing the British economic classes in 1970s England. Singing about the fundamental decency and creativity of ordinary people, they successfully navigate the thin political and artistic line between satire and cynicism. Of their music, a member of the British Parliament wrote: “The importance of Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey is that they use their talents to bulldoze the sludge away and lay bare the deeper tradition of thought and feeling which the establishment has tried to keep safely covered up.”

Track Listing

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School Taught Me / The Streets of London Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 2:27
102
Time and Motion Study Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 1:09
103
I Just Can't Wait Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 4:46
104
Coats Off for Britain Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 5:37
105
High in Control Rooms Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 0:37
106
The Ant and the Grasshopper Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 2:40
107
The Rose of York Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 3:28
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The World Turned Upside Down Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 6:45
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They're Going to Build a Motorway Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 3:17
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Punch and Judy Man Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 3:54
204
Perspectives Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 3:01
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Plan (That's Not the Way It's Got to Be) Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey 3:47

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