Category: Singles


Hearts and Minds, the first single from Seth’s forthcoming fifth solo album of the same name, is now available to download from Amazon, Play, and 7Digital. The single release includes a ‘B’ side of the same track recorded live at The Minack, Cornwall, in May 2009.

Tiny World

The second single from the album, Tiny World, will be released on 12 July. Unlike Hearts and Minds, Tiny World has made it onto the Radio 2 daytime playlist from this week.

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BBC Breakfast. 15 June 2010


Including a brief snatch of forthoming single, Tiny World, at its live and solo best.

Radio 4: Loose Ends. 12 June 2010

A full, solo performance of Tiny World. Plus Seth accompanies fellow guests I Am Kloot.

On iPlayer until 6:15pm, Sat 19 June: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00sn68q

Hearts and Minds Single Out 20 June

The single release of Hearts and Minds looks set for 20 June and is now available to pre-order. The 2-track EP includes the live version from Live at the Minack.

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Video: Hearts and Minds Teaser

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.

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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
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p007lnn4/

Solomon Browne single release

 Solomon Browne is out now as a special download EP, alongside four live tracks recorded at the Cambridge Folk Festival 2008: Lady of the Sea, I’ll Haunt You, Race to be King and Solomon Browne itself. The EP is available exclusively on iTunes for one week, and on wider release from Monday 20 October. A percentage of profits will be donated to the RNLI (The Lifeboats).

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Buy Solomon Browne EP on iTunes »
Buy Solomon Browne EP on 7Digital (320K MP3) »

About Solomon Browne

‘Solomon Browne’ tells the story of the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster in 1981, in which the entire crew of the lifeboat Solomon Browne lost their lives, along with the crew and passengers of the Union Star they had set out to save.

Launching the RNLI’s SOS Day on 24 September, Seth said:

‘When I was working on my album in December 2006 it was the 25th anniversary of the Penlee lifeboat disaster, which inspired Solomon Browne. I was only young at the time of the disaster, but my father (journalist, Geoff) covered the story. The song is about the bravery and courage of those eight volunteer lifeboatmen who went to sea and lost their lives. I hope we are able to raise some funds for this fantastic charity.’

Make your own donation to the Lifeboats:
https://www.rnlipdd.org.uk/donations

The Solomon Browne single release has been put back to either 6th or 13th October, depending on your source. More news once there is more news — though my bet’s on the 13th.

Elsewhere the “special exclusive top secret” gig promised on www.sethlakeman.co.uk back in August remains so top secret no one know when it is, let alone how to get tickets.

Just do not get me started …

Update 12 September 2008
Details of the “exclusive… very special” gig are up and are that … er … you can win a pair of tickets to one of the dates on the autumn tour.

?

Around here that’s what we like to refer to as “cancelled”.

Solomon Browne has been officially announced as the next single, and will be released as a download on 29 September 13 October.

Telling the story of the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster in 1981, in which the entire crew of the lifeboat Solomon Browne lost their lives, along with the crew and passengers of the Union Star they had set out to save, appropriately a percentage of profits will be donated to the RNLI, a charity of which Seth has been a long-time supporter.

Launching the RNLI’s SOS Day on 24 September, Seth said:

‘When I was working on my album in December 2006 it was the 25th anniversary of the Penlee lifeboat disaster, which inspired Solomon Browne. I was only young at the time of the disaster, but my father (journalist, Geoff) covered the story. The song is about the bravery and courage of those eight volunteer lifeboatmen who went to sea and lost their lives. I hope we are able to raise some funds for this fantastic charity.’

The single will be bundled with live versions of three tracks from Seth’s performance at this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival. The single and live tracks will only be available in download format with no physical CD or vinyl release planned at this time.

Blog Post: Solomon Browne to be Next Single »

Make your own donation to the Lifeboats:
https://www.rnlipdd.org.uk/donations

Crimson Dawn Video

Shot at Minack Theatre, Cornwall. Rumour and conjecture expects a single release for Crimson Dawn sometime in August

The Hurlers Video

Shot at Minack Theatre, Cornwall. The Hurlers is released as a (highly) limited edition 7″ vinyl with Sound of a Drum on 30 June 2008. Buy online »