Release Date: 16 August, 2011
Features tracks about Manchester's infamous Peterloo Massacre from various artists including Tractor, Geoff Higginbottom, Mark Dowding and Chris Harvey and the Oldham Tinkers.
In 1973, John Peel paid for Tractor to go into the studio and start recording various songs about the Peterloo Massacre, something close to John's heart as he had worked in a cotton mill in Rochdale before becoming a DJ.
Another one of John Peel's favourites was the Peterloo song performed by The Oldham Tinkers. Jump forward to 2003 and John Peel and Chris Hewitt start working on finishing the Peterloo project started in 1973 expanding it to become a Various Artists CD.
Sadly, John Peel died before the project is finished, but Chris Hewitt continued to put the project together. With ten-page fold-out CD booklet detailing the history of the Peterloo Massacre.
Peterloo Intro – Tractor
Peterloo Is Nearly Here – Tractor
With Hunt We'll Go - Tractor
Massacre – Tractor
We Three Country Gentlemen – Tractor
Salute the Idiot – Tractor
Requiem - Tractor
Sam Bamford's Masses – Tractor
The Very Same Men – Tractor
Reprise – Tractor
Never Again - Geoff Higginbottom
Meeting at Peterloo - Mark Dowding and Chris Harvey
Peterloo - Geoff Higginbottom
Peterloo - Mark Dowding
Stand Up Proud - Geoff Higginbottom
The Mother's Lament - Geoff Higginbottom
Peterloo - Oldham Tinkers
Mill Owners Revenge - Geoff Higginbottom
If Only - Geoff Higginbottom
The Weavers March - Geoff Higginbottom