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Billy Bragg

Bloke On Bloke (RSD24 EDITION)

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    Billy Bragg

    The Roaring Forty (1983-2023)

      2023 will see Billy Bragg and Cooking Vinyl celebrating forty years of music from the singer, songwriter, activist and author, with a selection of releases to appeal to casual admirers and die hard fans alike. 

      TRACK LISTING

      Standard Single Disc LP Tracklisting:
      1. A New England
      2. The Milkman Of Human Kindness
      3. To Have And Have Not
      4. The Man In The Iron Mask
      5. St. Swithin's Day
      6. The Saturday Boy
      7. Between The Wars
      8. The World Turned Upside Down
      9. Which Side Are You On?
      10. Levi Stubbs' Tears
      11. Greetings To The New Brunette
      12. There Is Power In A Union
      13. Help Save The Youth Of America
      14. She's Leaving Home - Billy Bragg, Cara Tivey
      15. She's Got A New Spell
      16. Must I Paint You A Picture

      Deluxe LP / CD Tracklisting:
      1. A New England
      2. The Milkman Of Human Kindness
      3. To Have And Have Not
      4. The Man In The Iron Mask
      5. St. Swithin's Day
      6. The Saturday Boy
      7. Between The Wars
      8. The World Turned Upside Down
      9. Which Side Are You On?
      10. Levi Stubbs' Tears
      11. Greetings To The New Brunette
      12. There Is Power In A Union
      13. Help Save The Youth Of America
      14. She's Leaving Home - Billy Bragg, Cara Tivey
      15. She's Got A New Spell
      16. Must I Paint You A Picture
      17. Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards
      18. The Internationale
      19. Tank Park Salute
      20. Sexuality
      21. Accident Waiting To Happen (Red Star Version)
      22. Upfield
      23. The Boy Done Good
      24. Walt Whitman's Niece - Billy Bragg, Wilco
      25. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key - Billy Bragg, Wilco
      26. My Flying Saucer - Billy Bragg, Wilco
      27. California Stars (Live October / November 1998) - Billy Bragg, The Blokes
      28. Some Days I See The Point - Billy Bragg, The Blokes
      29. England, Half English - Billy Bragg, The Blokes
      30. Take Down The Union Jack (Band Version) - Billy Bragg, The Blokes
      31. Old Clash Fan Fight Song
      32. I Keep Faith
      33. Bugeye Jim - Billy Bragg, Wilco
      34. Never Buy The Sun
      35. No One Knows Nothing Anymore
      36. Handyman Blues
      37. The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore - Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
      38. King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood
      39. Mid-Century Modern
      40. I Will Be Your Shield

      Billy Bragg

      Life's A Riot With Spy Vs. Spy - 30th Anniversary Edition

        As part of The Roaring Forty (1983-2023) celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of Life's A Riot with Spy vs Spy, Cooking Vinyl has repressed the 30th Anniversary Edition of the album on black vinyl. Comprising the original album, plus a live solo version by Billy recorded as a unique encore at his London Union Chapel show on Wednesday 5 June 2013. Life's A Riot (30th Anniversary Edition) features a sleeve based on the original 1983 Barney Bubbles artwork in a vinyl card sleeve with inner sleeve.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. The Milkman Of Human Kindness
        2. To Have And To Have Not
        3. Richard
        4. A New England
        5. The Man In The Iron Mask
        6. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty
        7. Lovers Town Revisited
        8. Intro (Live)
        9. Lovers Town Revisited (Live)
        10. To Have And To Have Not (Live)
        11. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Live)
        12. The Man In The Iron Mask (Live)
        13. Richard (Live)
        14. The Milkman Of Human Kindness (Live)
        15. A New England (Live)

        Billy Bragg

        The Million Things That Never Happened

          Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. Among the former Saturday boy’s albums are his punk charged debut Life’s a Riot With Spy Vs Spy, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don’t Try This At Home, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, and his stripped-down tenth, Tooth & Nail, his most successful since the early 90s. The intervening three decades have been marked by a number one hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Left Field at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick with a Cabinet minister in the House of Commons cafeteria, being mentioned in Bob Dylan’s memoir and meeting the Queen. At their best, Billy’s songs present ‘the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’ (the Guardian).

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Should Have Seen It Coming
          2. Mid-Century Modern
          3. Lonesome Ocean
          4. Good Days And Bad Days
          5. Freedom Doesn’t Come For Free
          6. Reflections On The Mirth Of Creativity
          7. The Million Things That Never Happened
          8. The Buck Doesn’t Stop Here No More
          9. I Believe In You
          10. Pass It On
          11. I Will Be Your Shield
          12. Ten Mysterious Photos That Can’t Be Explained

          Billy Bragg

          Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983 - 2019

            Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983 - 2019 is a compilation of classic performances at the BBC from the early 80s through to the present. The album, fully remastered and featuring many previously unreleased tracks, includes selected highlights from sessions for John Peel, David Jensen, Janice Long, PhillJupitus, Bob Harris, Tom Robinson & more, and offers a fascinating chronological perspective on the development of one of the UK’s most beloved entertainers. The collection draws from all corners of Billy’s catalogue and features, among many gems, his signature song ‘A New England’ (later covered to huge acclaim by Kirsty MacColl), ‘Levi Stubbs’ Tears’, and his workers’ anthem ‘There Is Power In A Union’, with a couple of atypical covers thrown in, namely John Cale’s ‘Fear Is A Man’s Best Friend’ and ‘A13’, his personal psycho-geography take on ‘Route 66’. All of these and more paint a picture of a British national treasure plying his trade at a British institution and making the world a better place in the process

            TRACK LISTING

            1. A New England (John Peel Session, 27th July 1983)
            2. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend (John Peel Session, 27th July 1983)
            3. Love Gets Dangerous (John Peel Session, 27th July 1983)
            4. Like Soldiers Do (David Jensen Session, 22nd December 1983)
            5. The Man In The Iron Mask (w/ Dave Woodhead) (David Jensen Session, 22nd December 1983)
            6. The Saturday Boy (David Jensen Session, 22nd December 1983)
            7. A Lover Sings (John Peel Session, 18th September 1984)
            8. Between The Wars (John Peel Session, 18th September 1984)
            9. A13, Trunk Road To The Sea (w/ Wiggy) (Saturday Live, 13th October 1984)
            10. There Is Power In A Union (John Peel Session, 20th August 1985)
            11. Days Like These (John Peel Session, 20th August 1985)
            12. Scholarship Is The Enemy Of Romance (Janice Long Session, 18th December 1985)
            13. Greetings To The New Brunette (John Peel Session, 2nd September 1986)
            14. Ideology (John Peel Session, 2nd September 1986)
            15. The Warmest Room (John Peel Session, 2nd September 1986)
            16. She’s Got A New Spell (John Peel Session, 30th August 1988)
            17. Valentine's Day Is Over (John Peel Session, 30th August 1988)
            18. The Short Answer (John Peel Session, 30th August 1988)
            19. Rotting On Remand (John Peel Session, 30th August 1988)
            20. The Few (John Peel Session, 12th May 1991)
            21. Accident Waiting To Happen (w/ Wiggy) (John Peel Session, 12th May 1991)
            22. Tank Park Salute (w/ Cara Tivey) (John Peel Session, 12th May 1991)
            23. Brickbat (John Peel Session, 13th October 1995)
            24. This Gulf Between Us (John Peel Session, 13th October 1995)
            25. Goal Hanger (John Peel Divas Bar Live, 1st May 1997)
            26. The Boy Done Good (John Peel Divas Bar Live, 1st May 1997)
            27. From Red To Blue (John Peel Divas Bar Live, 1st May 1997)
            28. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Janice Long Paris Theatre London Live, October 1999)
            29. It Says Here (Janice Long Paris Theatre London Live, October 1999)
            30. Lonesome Traveller (John Peel Session, 8th December 2004)
            31. Goodbye, Goodbye (PhillJupitus Live, 30th March 2007)
            32. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key (Bob Harris Live, 6th May 2012)
            33. No-One Knows Nothing Anymore (Latitude Festival Live, 18th July 2014)
            34. Levi Stubbs’ Tears (Glastonbury Live, 26th June 2015)
            35. Why We Build The Wall (Tom Robinson Live Buxton Opera House, 21st January 2017)
            36. I Ain’t Got No Home (w/ CJ Hillman) (Radio 2 Folk Awards Live, 5th April 2017)
            37. The Space Race Is Over (Tom Robinson Now Playing ‘Billy Bragg Takeover’, 14th July 2019)
            38. St. Swithin's Day (Tom Robinson Now Playing ‘Billy Bragg Takeover’, 14th July 2019)

            Billy Bragg

            Bridges Not Walls

              Life comes at you real fast these days. What’s a singer-songwriter to do when events keep challenging the way that we see the world? Before we’ve had a chance to digest one startling development, along comes another to throw us off balance again. I’ve been grubbing up songs for the past 12 months, but without the space to get an album together due to other projects, so I’ve decided to start dropping tracks, one a month between now and the end of the year. As always, they’re my way of trying to make some sense of what’s going on. The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters is the name of an etching created in 1799 by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. The title struck a chord with me when trying to understand the events of last year. The lies and hubris of the Leave campaign in our EU referendum was echoed and amplified by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Only by restoring empathy and reason can we hope to defeat the monstrous forces of nationalism and untruth.

              Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

              Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad

                In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of American railroad travel and the music it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track over four days, the pair recorded classic railroad songs in waiting rooms and at trackside while the train paused to pick up passengers.

                Billy Bragg

                Live At Union Chapel London

                  On Wednesday 5 June 2013 Billy Bragg played a very special show at The Union Chapel in London, featuring songs from his acclaimed March 2013 album ‘Tooth & Nail’ as well as classics from his back catalogue.

                  This unique DVD/CD souvenir of that performance, which includes bonus features and extras, is released on Cooking Vinyl. The package will also include a set of 5 postcards, comprising 4 live shots from the Union Chapel show and 1 from Wembley Arena in 2012, all taken by Pete Dunwell.

                  Tooth & Nail was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry (whose impeccable production credits include Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint) in his South Pasadena studio. Working with a small band of musicians whose talents had recently appeared on records by the likes of Bon Iver, Lana del Rey and Regina Spektor, the performances have a wonderfully spontaneous feel. The results are, according to Billy, a return to the rootsy sound of 1998’s Mermaid Avenue sessions he recorded with Wilco - drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.

                  "In 2011, I took a long, hard look at who I am and what I do. This album is the result." Billy Bragg January 2013

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. January Song
                  2. No One Knows Nothing Any More
                  3. Handyman Blues
                  4. I Ain’t Got No Home
                  5. Swallow My Pride
                  6. Do Unto Others
                  7. Over You
                  8. Goodbye, Goodbye
                  9. There Will Be A Reckoning
                  10. Chasing Rainbows
                  11. Your Name On My Tongue
                  12. Tomorrow’s Going To Be A Better Day

                  The limited special edition 14cm x 29cm hardback book style 'bookpack' version includes the CD, a 36 page booklet containing exclusive photos and a collection of columns written by Billy originally published in Q magazine between 2008 and 2011, plus a DVD of 10 promotional videos that Billy made for his singles between 1986 - 2002.

                  Tooth & Nail was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry (whose impeccable production credits include Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint) in his South Pasadena studio. Working with a small band of musicians whose talents had recently appeared on records by the likes of Bon Iver, Lana del Rey and Regina Spektor, the performances have a wonderfully spontaneous feel. The results are, according to Billy, a return to the rootsy sound of 1998’s Mermaid Avenue sessions he recorded with Wilco - drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.

                  "In 2011, I took a long, hard look at who I am and what I do. This album is the result." Billy Bragg January 2013

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Disc 1
                  1. January Song
                  2. No One Knows Nothing Any More
                  3. Handyman Blues
                  4. I Ain’t Got No Home
                  5. Swallow My Pride
                  6. Do Unto Others
                  7. Over You
                  8. Goodbye, Goodbye
                  9. There Will Be A Reckoning
                  10. Chasing Rainbows
                  11. Your Name On My Tongue
                  12. Tomorrow’s Going To Be A Better Day

                  Disc 2
                  1. Levi Stubbs Tears - 1986
                  2. Greetings To The New Brunette - 1986
                  3. She's Leaving Home - 1988
                  4. Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards - 1988
                  5. Sexuality - 1991
                  6. You Woke Up My Neighbourhood - 1991
                  7. Accident Waiting To Happen - 1992
                  8. Upfield - 1996
                  9. Boy Done Good - 1997
                  10. Take Down The Union Jack –2002


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