songs of resistance, democracy + peace

Reconnecting with its roots in the Workers’ movement, Topic has collaborated with the General Federation of Trade Unions in ‘Voice & Vision’, a new double-CD set of songs of resistance, democracy and peace. This fabulous collection gathers together legendary Topic artists such as Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, Norma Waterson, Pete Seeger, Louis Killen, Anne Briggs and Martin Carthy, alongside newer voices like Fran Morter and Adam Rees, Kiti Theobald, Jack Forbes, and 17 year old Piers Haslam.

A collection of songs that form a history of dissent, collaboration and the collective drive for what is right and just, ‘Voice & Vision’ is a stunning set of music and words that speak across generations and boundaries of the basic human right to dignity.

A triumphantly topical vision of solidarity….released by Topic Records and the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU), and both partners are to be congratulated for having the vision to reaffirm the power of song and the role that it has, does and will play in the fight for a better future.” – The Morning Star

1. The World Turned Upside Down
2. The Diggers’ Song
3. The Hard Times Of Old England
4. To The Begging I Will Go
5. The Recruited Collier
6. The Rigs Of The Time
7. The Month Of May
8. Jerusalem
9. Captain Swing
10. General Ludd’s Triumph
11. Four Loom Weaver
12. Poverty Knock
13. Song Of The Lower Classes
14. The Internationale
15. Black Leg Miner

1. Free & Easy
2. Bringing The News From Nowhere
3. Alice White
4. Joe Hill
5. Talking Union Blues
6. The Man That Waters The Workers’ Beer
7. Dominion Of The Sword
8. Palaces Of Gold
9. Saltley Gates
10. Coal Not Dole
11. Harry Stone – Hearts Of Coal
12. Rolling Down The River
13. If You Want A Better Life
14. War

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