Update 15 June 2010: The album release has been postponed again and will now be available on 19 July.

Hearts and Minds album artworkYou may already have seen the announcements on Facebook, Twitter and the official website that new album, Hearts and Minds is officially set for release on 14 28 June 19 July 2010.

The album will be available in two flavours: a standard single CD, and a Deluxe edition of a CD with DVD extra. No details yet of a track listing or contents for either. There were suggestions in an interview that Live at the Minack would be re-released to coincide with the new album, so it’s possible the DVD may simply be that re-released.


Standard edition CD:
Amazon | Play | HMV

Deluxe edition CD + DVD:
Amazon | Play | HMV

Free Track to Download

A free track, Hard Working Man, is available to download at http://sethlakeman.co.uk/freedownload/. You have to connect with your Facebook or Twitter account, which will post an automated and, frankly, rather spammy-sounding message to your friends or followers. You’ll then be able to download the track.

Lots of reports that the process is very prone to glitches, but most people have been able to access the download if they are prepared to give it a few tries.

First Single: Hearts & Minds

Contrary to early reports that the first single would be a previously unheard track called Tiny World, the first single will now be album title track and live favourite ‘Hearts and Minds’.

The single is officially released the week before the album, but is already starting to get some early airplay, most recently on BBC Devon yesterday morning. You can listen again on iPlayer until 6am on Thursday 13 May. The single is played around the 20min mark, with a short interview with Seth at about 1h 53m in.

Hearts and Minds on BBC Devon iPlayer