£29.99 – x 3LP, GATEFOLD, 180GM REMASTERED VINYL INCLUDES DOWNLOAD CODES FOR THE NEW MIXES
Leftfield – one of electronic music’s all-time greatest acts announce the release of Leftism 22, a very special reissue of their seminal debut album, and a UK tour where Leftfield will perform the record in full.
Leftfield was formed in 1989, before emerging publicly in 1990 with Not Forgotten, a song that established a template for a new strain of British house leaning away from American styles dominating UK clubs. Released in January 1995, their debut album Leftism remains one of the defining statements of dance music, a gloriously inter-woven bombardment of musical styles and immaculate grooves, nominated for a Mercury prize and later voted in the top ten greatest albums of all time by readers of Q magazine. The album spawned numerous hit singles in Open Up – their now legendary collaboration with John Lydon; Original, featuring Curve’s Toni Halliday; Release the Pressure, featuring Earl Sixteen; and Afro-Left, with vocals by Neil Cole, aka Djum Djum.
Leftism 22 arrives 22 years on from the release of the acclaimed original, in a remastered version overseen by Neil Barnes and Paul Daley. It will be available in a 2CD 22 track special edition featuring a bonus disc of the 11 album tracks remixed by a host of top house/electronica/techno artists (full tracklisting to follow).
Also available in limited edition gatefold 3xLP heavyweight vinyl, mirroring the original vinyl release, with download codes for the new mixes plus digital configurations.
“It’s hard to overestimate the significance of Leftism, roundly acknowledged upon its release in 1995 as the first truly complete album experience to be created by house musicians and the first quintessentially British one” – Q Magazine
“The single most influential production team in British dance music” – Mixmag