Stand Up Now – the LWA Album (CD edition)
This summer the Landworkers’ Alliance is releasing its album: Stand Up Now. Buy your CD copy on this page (head yma if you would prefer a digital download)
This amazing collation of songs draws on the collective talent of our membership and musicians who support our cause. Stand Up Now collates traditional and original music gathered from the farms, woods and cities of our contested nation, and stands in a proud tradition of peoples’ music and peoples’ history. Recorded the cold wet spring of 2021, these fifteen songs raise the eternal themes of our present and of our past; love, liberty and the struggles of labour.
Stand Up Now includes recordings from Robin Grey, The Norfolk Broads, Ewan McClennan and many more. It includes contemporary stories such as Owen Shiers’ ballad of the community farm Trecadwegan, as well as the timeless classics, such as that which gives the album its name. Our countryside is bedevilled with struggle, but a better world is coming, and it’s singing as it comes. They may own the land, but the songs belong to no one…