Billy Bragg Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983-2019 180g 3LP
Billy Bragg Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983-2019 180g 3LP
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Billy Bragg Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983-2019 180g 3LP

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38 Classic Tracks Compiled From The BBC Archive On 180g 3LP!

Fully remastered and featuring many previously unreleased tracks, Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983-2019 includes selected highlights from sessions for John Peel, David Jensen, Janice Long, Phill Jupitus, 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 catalog 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 "A1"', 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.

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 2019

Features

  • 180g Vinyl
  • 3LP
  • Fully remastered
  • Many previously unreleased
  • Slipcase
  • Made in the EU
  • Limited time download card

Selections

Side One:

  1. A New England (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 27th July 1983)
  2. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 27th July 1983)
  3. Love Gets Dangerous (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 27th July 1983)
  4. Like Soldiers Do (David Jensen session, Studio 4, 22nd December 1983)
  5. The Man In The Iron Mask [w/ Dave Woodhead on trumpet] (David Jensen session, Studio 4, 22nd December 1983)
  6. The Saturday Boy (David Jensen session, Studio 4, 22nd December 1983)
  7. A Lover Sings (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 18th September 1984)

Side Two:

  1. Between The Wars (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 18th September 1984)
  2. A13, Trunk Road To The Sea [w/ Wiggy on guitar] (Saturday Night Live live, Studio 2, 13th October 1984)
  3. There Is Power In A Union (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 20th August 1985)
  4. Days Like These (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 20th August 1985)
  5. Scholarship Is The Enemy Of Romance (Janice Long live, Studio 2, 18th December 1985)
  6. Greetings To The New Brunette (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 2nd September 1986)
  7. Ideology (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 2nd September 1986)
  8. The Warmest Room (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 2nd September 1986)

Side Three:

  1. She's Got A New Spell (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 30th August 1988)
  2. Valentine's Day Is Over (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 30th August 1988)
  3. The Short Answer (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 30th August 1988)
  4. Rotting On Remand (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 30th August 1988)
  5. The Few (John Peel session, Maida Vale 3, 12th May 1991)

Side Four:

  1. Accident Waiting To Happen [w/ Wiggy on guitar] (John Peel session, Maida Vale 3,12th May 1991)
  2. Tank Park Salute [w/ Cara Tivey on keyboards] (John Peel session, Maida Vale 3, 12th May 1991)
  3. Brickbat (John Peel session, 13th October 1995)
  4. This Gulf Between Us (John Peel session, 13th October 1995)
  5. Goal Hanger (John Peel Divas Bar live, 1st May 1997)
  6. The Boy Done Good (John Peel Divas Bar live, 1st May 1997)

Side Five:

  1. From Red To Blue (John Peel Divas Bar live, 1st May 1997)
  2. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Janice Long live, Paris Theatre, October 1999)
  3. It Says Here (Janice Long live, Paris Theatre, October 1999)
  4. Lonesome Traveller (John Peel session, 8th December 2004)
  5. Goodbye, Goodbye (Phill Jupitus live, 30th March 2007)
  6. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key (Bob Harris live, 6th May 2012)
  7. No-One Knows Nothing Anymore (Latitude Festival live, 18th July 2014)

Side Six:

  1. Levi Stubbs' Tears [Frank Turner - guitar and backing vocals] (Glastonbury Festival live, 26th June 2015)
  2. Why We Build The Wall (Tom Robinson live, Buxton Opera House, 21st January 2017)
  3. I Ain't Got No Home [w/ CJ Hillman on pedal steel guitar] (Radio 2 Folk Awards live, 5th April 2017)
  4. The Space Race Is Over (Tom Robinson Now Playing 'Billy Bragg Takeover', 14th July 2019)
  5. St. Swithin's Day (Tom Robinson Now Playing 'Billy Bragg Takeover', 14th July 2019)
Description

38 Classic Tracks Compiled From The BBC Archive On 180g 3LP!

Fully remastered and featuring many previously unreleased tracks, Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983-2019 includes selected highlights from sessions for John Peel, David Jensen, Janice Long, Phill Jupitus, 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 catalog 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 "A1"', 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.

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 2019

Features

  • 180g Vinyl
  • 3LP
  • Fully remastered
  • Many previously unreleased
  • Slipcase
  • Made in the EU
  • Limited time download card

Selections

Side One:

  1. A New England (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 27th July 1983)
  2. Fear Is A Man's Best Friend (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 27th July 1983)
  3. Love Gets Dangerous (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 27th July 1983)
  4. Like Soldiers Do (David Jensen session, Studio 4, 22nd December 1983)
  5. The Man In The Iron Mask [w/ Dave Woodhead on trumpet] (David Jensen session, Studio 4, 22nd December 1983)
  6. The Saturday Boy (David Jensen session, Studio 4, 22nd December 1983)
  7. A Lover Sings (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 18th September 1984)

Side Two:

  1. Between The Wars (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 18th September 1984)
  2. A13, Trunk Road To The Sea [w/ Wiggy on guitar] (Saturday Night Live live, Studio 2, 13th October 1984)
  3. There Is Power In A Union (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 20th August 1985)
  4. Days Like These (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 20th August 1985)
  5. Scholarship Is The Enemy Of Romance (Janice Long live, Studio 2, 18th December 1985)
  6. Greetings To The New Brunette (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 2nd September 1986)
  7. Ideology (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 2nd September 1986)
  8. The Warmest Room (John Peel session, Maida Vale 5, 2nd September 1986)

Side Three:

  1. She's Got A New Spell (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 30th August 1988)
  2. Valentine's Day Is Over (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 30th August 1988)
  3. The Short Answer (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 30th August 1988)
  4. Rotting On Remand (John Peel session, Maida Vale 4, 30th August 1988)
  5. The Few (John Peel session, Maida Vale 3, 12th May 1991)

Side Four:

  1. Accident Waiting To Happen [w/ Wiggy on guitar] (John Peel session, Maida Vale 3,12th May 1991)
  2. Tank Park Salute [w/ Cara Tivey on keyboards] (John Peel session, Maida Vale 3, 12th May 1991)
  3. Brickbat (John Peel session, 13th October 1995)
  4. This Gulf Between Us (John Peel session, 13th October 1995)
  5. Goal Hanger (John Peel Divas Bar live, 1st May 1997)
  6. The Boy Done Good (John Peel Divas Bar live, 1st May 1997)

Side Five:

  1. From Red To Blue (John Peel Divas Bar live, 1st May 1997)
  2. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty (Janice Long live, Paris Theatre, October 1999)
  3. It Says Here (Janice Long live, Paris Theatre, October 1999)
  4. Lonesome Traveller (John Peel session, 8th December 2004)
  5. Goodbye, Goodbye (Phill Jupitus live, 30th March 2007)
  6. Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key (Bob Harris live, 6th May 2012)
  7. No-One Knows Nothing Anymore (Latitude Festival live, 18th July 2014)

Side Six:

  1. Levi Stubbs' Tears [Frank Turner - guitar and backing vocals] (Glastonbury Festival live, 26th June 2015)
  2. Why We Build The Wall (Tom Robinson live, Buxton Opera House, 21st January 2017)
  3. I Ain't Got No Home [w/ CJ Hillman on pedal steel guitar] (Radio 2 Folk Awards live, 5th April 2017)
  4. The Space Race Is Over (Tom Robinson Now Playing 'Billy Bragg Takeover', 14th July 2019)
  5. St. Swithin's Day (Tom Robinson Now Playing 'Billy Bragg Takeover', 14th July 2019)
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Billy Bragg
Title
Best Of Billy Bragg At The BBC 1983-2019
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
09-11-2019
Release Date
11-13-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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