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Leftfield's Leftism New Reissue And Tour
Patrick Clarke , February 20th, 2017 11:47

Leftfield to perform their debut album in full to celebrate its reissue.

Leftfield's seminal 1995 debut record, Leftism is to be reissued on May 5 as Leftism 22.

As well as the original record, remastered by Matt Colton under the personal oversight of Leftfield's Neil Barnes, the reissue also includes 11 brand new remixes from the likes of Skream, Adrian Sherwood, BodyJack and Voiski.

It will be available on a limited edition triple vinyl edition, to mirror the original release, as well as a double CD.

The band, now led solely by Barnes without musical partner Paul Daley, will play the record in full on a UK tour this May. Full dates are below, including a newly announced spot at Camp Bestival.

Of the plans, Barnes says: "I suppose Leftism was completely different to anything else at the time. We tried to push sonic boundaries and used every inch of the speakers available, and then tried to push it a bit more. It was like pop music sticking two fingers up to pop music at the time and people seemed to take notice."

"Paul and I really worked well together," continues Barnes. "We each respected the other’s opinion. It was all about the music. And now, I've come to enjoy it again. I appreciate that it means a lot to so many people. I'm really honoured and often deeply moved by all the amazing things that people say about the record. Having Matt Colton re-master the album was a real pleasure, and I realised that Paul and I had created something really special."

Daley added: "The baton has been passed on four or five generations but i like to think our record gave music and pop culture a little nudge at the time. It was part of a movement and musical revolution that came from a DIY mentality born from the technology available. The album is like part of me that represents my youth and energy of a more innocent and quite different time both socially and musically."

Leftism 22 Tour Dates

May

11 Bristol Motion
12 London O2 Academy Brixton
19 Birmingham O2 Institute
20 Manchester O2 Apollo
26 Glasgow Barrowlands

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