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Bragg, Billy / Tooth & Nail
Album:Tooth & Nail Collection:General
Artist:Bragg, Billy Added:06/2013
Label:Cooking Vinyl Ltd. 

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Add Date:2013-09-15 Pull Date:2013-11-17 
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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-09-11 
FOLK-ROCK SINGER-SONGWRITER
Another good record from British folk-rocker / protest singer Billy Bragg. No longer the angry, socialist rabble-rouser of earlier work (it’s a shame), Billy has settled down with some better songwriting and more mature singing. Things get a bit country here and there, and there’s a terrific Woody Guthrie cover.

No FCC issues

1 Mid-tempo. Simple little ditty. John Prine-like. Good, not great. Voice, guitar, bass. (2:19)

2 * Mid-slow. Classic protest song style. Billy’s in great voice on this one. Acoustic guitar, nice pedal steel, bass, drums. (4:31)

3 Slow. Simple & bluesy. Good slide guitar solos. (3:03)

4 ** Slow. Amazing Woody Guthrie ballad. Acoustic guitar, bass, piano. Absolutely beautiful. (3:33)

5 ** Slow. Broken-hearted love song. His best singing. Exquisite bluesy guitar. (2:50)

6 * Mid-slow. Folk song with Bible references. Rich tenor voice. Mandolin, steel guitar. (4:08)

7 Mid-tempo. He’s over a recent breakup. Slide guitar, piano. (3:15)

8 Slow. Melancholy farewell to friends. Acoustic guitar, piano, fine voice. (3:16)

9 ** Mid-tempo rocker. Dark & ominous verses; big anthemic refrain. Hell yeah! (3:30)

10 ** Slow, sad country ballad. A song Lucinda Williams could do. Love it. (3:39)

11 * Mid-slow 6/8. East at first, but keeps building. Lovely piano bridge, nice mandolin, powerful drums. One of his best singing performances. (4:50)

12 Mid-slow. Simple folk song form… with whistling. (3:11)



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