Freedom Fields

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Freedom Fields
Studio album by Seth Lakeman
Released 20 March 2006
21 August 2006 (re-release)
Recorded By Sean Lakeman in the Piano Kitchen, Walkham Valley, Dartmoor
Genre Folk
Length 40:53 (first edition)
42:80 (second edition)
Label iScream (first edition)
Relentless (second edition)
Producer Sean Lakeman and Seth Lakeman
Seth Lakeman chronology
Kitty Jay
(2004)
Freedom Fields (2006) Poor Man's Heaven (2008)
Alternative cover
Re-release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
The Times 4/5 stars[4]
The Living Tradition Favourable[5]

Freedom Fields is an album by Seth Lakeman released twice in 2006. It is his third album as a principal performer. It is named for a park in Plymouth, England, where the Sabbath Day Fight is commemorated.[6]

Track listing[edit]

First edition[edit]

The first edition (first pressing) includes a bonus disc of material. This edition was released 20 March 2006, under Lakeman's former record company, iScream.

Primary disc[edit]

  1. "The Charmer" (Seth Lakeman) – 2:33
  2. "Lady of the Sea" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:24
  3. "Childe the Hunter" (traditional/arranged) – 4:18
  4. "The White Hare" (traditional/arranged) – 3:30
  5. "The Colliers" (traditional/arranged) – 3:14
  6. "King and Country" (Seth Lakeman) – 4:27
  7. "The Setting of the Sun" (traditional/arranged) – 4:01
  8. "Take No Rogues" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:55
  9. "1643" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:25
  10. "The Riflemen of War" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:52
  11. "The Band of Gold" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:14
  12. "The Final Lot" (Seth Lakeman) – 1:53

Limited edition bonus disc[edit]

The second pressing of the first edition did not contain the bonus disc.

  1. "Lady of the Sea (Live)"
  2. "Ye Mariners All (Live)"
CD-ROM features
  • "Kitty Jay" video
  • "The White Hare" video
  • "The White Hare" animation
  • 2004 live tour video

Second edition[edit]

This edition was released on 21 August 2006 under Lakeman's new record company, Relentless. There are a number of differences between the first and second editions of the album. The track listing is more or less the same, but with a slightly different order and the addition of the bonus track "Send Yourself Away", from his first album, The Punch Bowl. Two of the tracks, "Lady of the Sea (Hear Her Calling)" and "The White Hare" have been remixed. In addition the second edition does not include the bonus disc and the cover design is different from the previous edition.

The second edition charted at #32 in the UK Top 40 and at #19 in the HMV Album Chart on 29 August 2006.

Second edition track listings[edit]

  1. "Lady of the Sea (Hear Her Calling)" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:24 (UK 54 on 14 August 2006)
  2. "Setting of the Sun" (traditional/arranged) – 4:01
  3. "The White Hare (Album Version)" (traditional/arranged) – 3:30
  4. "The Colliers" (traditional/arranged) – 3:14
  5. "King and Country" (Seth Lakeman) – 4:27
  6. "Childe the Hunter" (traditional/arranged) – 4:18
  7. "Take No Rogues" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:55
  8. "1643" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:25
  9. "The Riflemen of War" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:52
  10. "The Charmer" (Seth Lakeman) – 2:33
  11. "The Final Lot" (Seth Lakeman) – 1:53
  12. "The Band of Gold" (Seth Lakeman) – 3:14
Bonus track 
"Send Yourself Away" (inspired by Kathleen Partridge) – 2:45

Subject matter[edit]

Many of the songs are based on or inspired by real incidents.

Personnel[edit]

Main:

Supporting:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Nickson
  2. ^ Michael Hubbard
  3. ^ Robin Denselow
  4. ^ Pete Paphides
  5. ^ Jane Brace
  6. ^ "Plymouth, A History". Plymouthdata.info. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2012-02-16.