BILLY BRAGG - MR LOVE AND JUSTICE (DELUXE EDITION)

BILLY BRAGG - MR LOVE AND JUSTICE (DELUXE EDITION)

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2CD
TRACKLISTING

Disc One- Full Band

  1. I Keep Faith
  2. I Almost Killed You
  3. M For Me
  4. The Beach Is Free
  5. Sing Their Souls Back Home
  6. You Make Me Brave
  7. Something Happened
  8. Mr. Love & Justice
  9. If You Ever Leave
  10. O Freedom
  11. The Johnny Carcinogenic Show
  12. Farm Boy

Disc Two-Bragg Solo

  1. I Keep Faith
  2. I Almost Killed You
  3. M For Me
  4. The Beach Is Free
  5. Sing Their Souls Back Home
  6. You Make Me Brave
  7. Something Happened
  8. Mr. Love & Justice
  9. If You Ever Leave
  10. O Freedom
  11. The Johnny Carcinogenic Show
  12. Farm Boy

This edition featuresÌ_Ì_å¢Ì_Ì__‰۪åÇÌ_ÌÇÌ___TWO DISCS. One is the full album with BraggÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇÌ__s band The Blokes. Disc two is the entire 12-track album played solo. This allows you to see two very distinct and complimentary sides of BraggÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇÌ__s brilliant album.

Considered Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢a national treasureÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓå¢Ì_ÌÇÌ___ in his native England, Bragg has long been a cult hero in the US, releasing consistently celebrated solo records and recording with everyone from Wilco to Less Than Jake. In his two and a half decades of carrying the torch, Bragg has melded the folksy populism of Woody Guthrie with the anger and indignation of the Clash, and both are perfectly encapsulated onÌ_Ì_å¢Ì_Ì__‰۪åÇÌ_ÌÇÌ___Mr. Love and Justice. Over the years, Bragg has concerned himself with social justice, but never losing sight of the power of the personal relationships that hold us together and are capable of bringing about the kind of redemption that outstrips even the greatest political movements, sentiments highlighted on opening track Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢I Keep FaithÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢. Songs such as Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢O FreedomÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓå¢Ì_ÌÇÌ___ and Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢Farm BoyÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_Ì_́‰ÛÓå¢Ì_ÌÇÌ___ are classic Bragg: mercilessly perceptive, yet hauntingly personal in the manner of their storytelling. On Billy BraggÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇÌ__s most mature record to date, the title says it all.

Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢BraggÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇÌ__s the missing link between Woody Guthrie and Joe Strummer, and anyone whoÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇÌ__s seen him perform in recent years knows he retains the power to move and inspire. He gives you hope, and itÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇÌ__s a testament to his songs that while the context has shiftedÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì__�Õ̴wither Reagan/Thatcher, welcome Bush/Blair (and later Brown)Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì__�Õ̴his music still makes you want to storm the gates.Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢-Ì_Ì_å¢Ì_Ì__‰۪åÇÌ_ÌÇÌ___Pitchfork

Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢_Mr Love & Justice_ is [BraggÌ_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___‰۪ÌàÌ_ÌÇÌ__s] best realised work musically for ages.Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ___Ì_ÌÇÌ__Ì_ÌÇÌ_å¢-Ì_Ì_å¢Ì_Ì__‰۪åÇÌ_ÌÇÌ___The Guardian