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Best of Billy Bragg at the BBC 1983 - 2019

Billy Bragg

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1.1
A New England (John Peel Session, 27th July 1983)
Billy Bragg
2:16
1.2
Fear Is a Man's Best Friend (John Peel Session, 27th July 1983)
Billy Bragg
2:38
1.3
Love Gets Dangerous (John Peel Session, 27th July 1983)
Billy Bragg
2:15
1.4
Like Soldiers Do (David Jensen Session, 22nd December 1983)
Billy Bragg
2:46
1.5
The Man in the Iron Mask (David Jensen Session, 22nd December 1983)
Billy Bragg
2:22
1.6
The Saturday Boy (David Jensen Session, 22nd December 1983)
Billy Bragg
3:18
1.7
A Lover Sings (John Peel Session, 18th September 1984)
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4:06
1.8
Between the Wars (John Peel Session, 18th September 1984)
Billy Bragg
2:40
1.9
A13, Trunk Road to the Sea (Saturday Live, 13th October 1984)
Billy Bragg
2:13
1.10
There Is Power in a Union (John Peel Session, 20th August 1985)
Billy Bragg
2:21
1.11
Days Like These (John Peel Session, 20th August 1985)
Billy Bragg
1:53
1.12
Scholarship Is the Enemy of Romance (Janice Long Session, 18th December 1985)
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1:55
1.13
Greetings to the New Brunette (John Peel Session, 2nd September 1986)
Billy Bragg
3:24
1.14
Ideology (John Peel Session, 2nd September 1986)
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3:26
1.15
The Warmest Room (John Peel Session, 2nd September 1986)
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3:07
1.16
She's Got a New Spell (John Peel Session, 30th August 1988)
Billy Bragg
2:41
1.17
Valentine's Day Is Over (John Peel Session, 30th August 1988)
Billy Bragg
4:25
1.18
The Short Answer (John Peel Session, 30th August 1988)
Billy Bragg
4:23
1.19
Rotting on Remand (John Peel Session, 30th August 1988)
Billy Bragg
3:18
1.20
The Few (John Peel Session, 12th May 1991)
Billy Bragg
3:59
1.21
Accident Waiting to Happen (John Peel Session, 12th May 1991)
Billy Bragg
4:01
1.22
Tank Park Salute (John Peel Session, 12th May 1991)
Billy Bragg
3:46
1.23
Brickbat (John Peel Session, 13th October 1995)
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2:56
1.24
This Gulf Between Us (John Peel Session, 13th October 1995)
Billy Bragg
2:05
1.25
Goal Hanger (John Peel Divas Bar Live, 1st May 1997)
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2:52
1.26
The Boy Done Good (John Peel Divas Bar Live, 1st May 1997)
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2:46
1.27
From Red to Blue (John Peel Divas Bar Live, 1st May 1997)
Billy Bragg
3:07
1.28
The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Janice Long Paris Theatre London Live, October 1999)
Billy Bragg
1:57
1.29
It Says Here (Janice Long Paris Theatre London Live, October 1999)
Billy Bragg
2:20
1.30
Lonesome Traveller (John Peel Session, 8th December 2004)
Billy Bragg
3:20
1.31
Goodbye, Goodbye (Phill Jupitus Live, 30th March 2007)
Billy Bragg
3:07
1.32
Way over Yonder in the Minor Key (Bob Harris Live, 6th May 2012)
Billy Bragg
3:15
1.33
No-One Knows Nothing Anymore (Latitude Festival Live, 18th July 2014)
Billy Bragg
3:53
1.34
Levi Stubbs' Tears (Glastonbury Live, 26th June 2015)
Billy Bragg
3:23
1.35
Why We Build the Wall (Tom Robinson Live Buxton Opera House, 21st January 2017)
Billy Bragg
3:40
1.36
I Ain't Got No Home (Radio 2 Folk Awards Live, 5th April 2017)
Billy Bragg
3:48
1.37
The Space Race Is Over (Tom Robinson Now Playing 'Billy Bragg Takeover', 14th July 2019)
Billy Bragg
4:07
1.38
St. Swithin's Day (Tom Robinson Now Playing 'Billy Bragg Takeover', 14th July 2019)
Billy Bragg
2:53
Total Playing Time    1:56:42
Featuring 38 Classic tracks compiled from the BBC archive spanning 1983 to 2019, Best of Billy Bragg at the BBC 1983 - 2019 features fully remastered versions of some of his classic songs alongside rarities and b-sides, some of which are previously unreleased! “Work in progress. That’s how John Peel thought of his evening sessions, offering artists the opportunity to try out new songs in a studio environment. That’s how I looked at them too. The confirmation of a Peel session date was a signal to get my ideas together, to define material that had hitherto been little more than words scribbled on a page or a tune thrashed out during a sound check. That’s why some of the tracks here have a different phrasing and arrangement to that which appeared on record. The songs were so new, you can hear I’m still feeling my way into them. Several were conceived and written the night before the session. In one case, I actually composed a song from scratch while the show was on air. That rawness was always a key component of my BBC sessions, the thrill of putting something out there for the very first time. And here I’ve collected all the best moments across 36 years of my ongoing work in progress.” - Billy Bragg
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