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Warm, angry, nostalgic and contemporary; this might just have been the ultimate Billy Bragg experience – Evening Standard 4 stars

New Series Of “Radio Shows” Launching On Spotify

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 April 14, a unique DVD/CD souvenir of that performance, plus bonus features and extras, will be released on Cooking Vinyl. DVD/CD content follows below and the audio only will be available on digital. 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.

Billy Bragg will also be launching a new series of ‘radio shows’ on Spotify, in which he will talk about the music on a series of his self-curated playlists, introducing listeners to some of his favourite tracks and artists, and uncovering some little-known musical gems on Spotify. The series will launch on February 11th, after which Billy and Spotify will be releasing new monthly episodes at the start of every month. And to celebrate the launch of the series, Billy will be playing an intimate live session at the Spotify office, which will be made available for fans to listen to on Spotify after the gig.

Billy comments: “I’m looking forward to using my ‘talking playlist’ to introduce listeners to some of the amazing material in Spotify’s back pages. One of my favourite artists from the 50s is a guy named Louis Prima. Spotify have over 100 albums of his on their system and he’s just one among thousands of obscure artists who have languished in the racks in second-hand record stores for the past half century. I’m hoping to bring some of those names to light as well as playing some of my favourite tracks from the 21st century.”

Bragg has seemingly been everywhere following the success of the Joe Henry produced Tooth & Nail, which snagged a top ten spot on the Americana radio charts this spring. After a barnstorming run through SXSW and sell out, headlining shows throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia, Bragg curated his own stage and performed at Glastonbury in June and was recently named the recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to Music” Award by the UK’s indie label association (AIM). See below for a full list of U.S. tour dates and what critics are saying about Tooth & Nail.

AIn March 2013, Billy released his first new studio album in five years Tooth & Nail (Cooking Vinyl) to huge critical acclaim. Drawing on personal as well as political themes, Tooth & Nail was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry and was summed up by Mojo magazine thus: “Bard Of Barking, 56, gets personal, goes universal, makes his best album” (FIVE STARS).

Billy will be playing a milestone London show with his band at Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday 1 May 2014.

‘Live At The Union Chapel’ (CD/DVD) CD – Track Listing
1 Ideology
2 Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
3 Do Unto Others
4 All You Fascists Bound To Lose
5 I Ain’t Got No Home
6 You Woke Up My Neighbourhood
7 Never Buy The Sun
8 Between The Wars
9 There Is Power In A Union
10 Goodbye Goodbye
11 My Flying Saucer
12 Swallow My Pride
13 Over You
14 Valentine’s Day Is Over
15 There Will Be A Reckoning
16 Sexuality
17 Handyman Blues
18 Tank Park Salute
19 Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards

First Interview
Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
Do Unto Others
All You Fascists Bound To Lose
I Ain’t Got No Home
You Woke Up My Neighbourhood
Interview 2
Never Buy The Sun
Between The Wars
There Is Power In A Union
Interview 3
Goodbye Goodbye
My Flying Saucer
Interview 4
Swallow My Pride
Interview 5
Over You
Valentine’s Day Is Over
Interview 6
There Will Be A Reckoning
Interview 7
Handyman Blues
Tank Park Salute
Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards

DVD Bonus Features
Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs Spy Encore

Music Videos
No One Knows Nothing Anymore
Handyman Blues
Handyman Blues – The Outtakes

DVD Extras
The Space Race Is Over (Live from The Lexington)
Chasing Rainbows (Live from The Lexington)
A New England (Live from Wembley)
Tooth & Nail EPK
Interview With Billy Bragg and Andrew Collins

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