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Rosselson, Leon & Robb Johnson / Liberty Tree, The
Album:Liberty Tree, The Collection:General
Artist:Rosselson, Leon & Robb Johnson Added:08/2010
Label:Trade Root Music, Llc 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-02-06 Pull Date:2011-04-10 
Week Ending:13 Mar13 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 12, 2011:Music Casserole
On Her Silver Jubilee
2.Feb 10, 2011:BBW Radio: The Hunt For The Lost Pirate
The Editor Of The Pennsylvania Magazine

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2011-02-07 
Mixture of British folk music and spoken word, that serves as both a history lesson on Paine's life and work and a biting commentary on our present shortcomings. Paine a founding father of the United States wrote "Common Sense" in 1776. From the PM Press: ""When the rich plunder the poor of his rights, it becomes an example to the poor to plunder the rich of his property.” --Thomas Paine The Liberty Tree tells the story of Tom Paine's extraordinary life, interweaving Paine's own words, from his letters and the pamphlets which made him one of the most influential and dangerous writers of his age, with extracts from newspaper reports, diaries, letters and other documents of the times. The songs of Robb Johnson and Leon Rosselson add another dimension to the story, reflecting Paine's radical ideas and evaluating them in the context of the 21st century. This unique blend of words and music challenges received opinion in the same way Paine's writings did".

Leon Rosselson & Robb Johnson CD#1
1: 1:06 spoken word description of Tom Paine then short song
2: 1:56 spoken word quotes of Tom Paine then short song
3: 3:04 spoken word quick history of Thomas Paine
4: 2:10 music first then spoken word
****5: 3:29 all music, nice male vocal & strumming guitar
6: 0:31 all spoken word
****7: 3:25 all music "Don't Get Married, Girls" vocal & strumming guitar
8: 1:53 spoken word about the oppressor Britain then song
9: 1:23 all spoken word
10: 6:31 male vocal & strumming & picking guitar
11: 1:47 spoken word, music, more spoken word
****12: 3:52 simple strumming guitar & vocal" Didn't speak American". modern World view
13: 2:49 short spoken word then song then spoken word
14: 3:01 song
15: 1:13 spoken word
***16: 3:56 song "We All Said Stop The War"

Leon Rosselson & Robb Johnson CD#2
1: 3:10 song and spoken word
2: 1:35 spoken word
****3: 6:39 song about the royal family
4: 2:57 spoken word
***5: 4:45 male vocal & strumming guitar
6: 1:06 spoken word
***7: 3:13 male vocal & strumming guitar
8: 0:55 spoken word
9: 3:35 male vocal & strumming guitar
10: 1:56 spoken word & song
11: 0:59 spoken word
FCC ****12: 2:34 male vocal & strumming guitar FCC Shit @ 2:00
13: 1:04 spoken word
14: 1:37 male vocal & strumming guitar with spoken word
15: 1:15 male vocal & strumming guitar with spoken word
16: 1:47 spoken word about religions
****17: 5:21 male vocal & strumming guitar
***18: 2:46 spoken word with male vocal & strumming guitar
19: 2:46 spoken word about religions with male vocal & strumming guitar
***20: 5:58 male vocal & strumming guitar D  Farrell 02/2011

Track Listing
1.The Morning Star Of The Revolution 19.On Her Silver Jubilee
2.The Roots Of The Liberty Tree 20.Riots & Tumults
3.The Idle Talker & Drinker At The White Hart Social Club, Lewes 21.Picking Up The Pieces
4.The Editor Of The Pennsylvania Magazine 22.Wages & Rights
5.Rosa's Lovely Daughters 23.Oliver Twist
6.Reflections On Unhappy Marriages 24.Countries That Are Called Civilised
7.Don't Get Married, Girls 25.Palaces Of Gold
8.Independency 26.High Treason
9.Common Sense 27.The Defect Lies In The System
10.The Wall That Stands Between 28.Changing The Guard
11.The Times That Try Men's Souls 29.Execution & War
12.3 Minutes' Silence 30.The Terror
13.The Rights Of Man - Part 1 31.Citizen Paine
14.Remembrance Day 32.The Age Of Reason
15.The Old Construction 33.Stand Up For Judas
16.We All Said Stop The War 34.Applause & Abuse
17.The Rights Of Man - Part 2 35.The Life Of A Libeller
18.Monarchy 36.Red & Green / The World Turned Upside Down