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Must I Paint You a Picture? - The Essential Billy Bragg


Download links and information about Must I Paint You a Picture? - The Essential Billy Bragg by Billy Bragg. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 36 tracks with total duration of 02:07:22 minutes.

Artist: Billy Bragg
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 36
Duration: 02:07:22
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No. Title Length
1. A New England 2:13
2. The Man In the Iron Mask 2:13
3. The Milkman of Human Kindness 2:48
4. To Have and to Have Not 2:33
5. A Lover Sings 3:54
6. St. Swithin's Day 3:54
7. The Saturday Boy 3:30
8. Between the Wars 2:30
9. The World Turned Upside Down 2:35
10. Levi Stubbs' Tears 3:31
11. Walk Away Renee (Version) 2:25
12. Greetings to the New Brunette 3:31
13. There Is Power In a Union 2:48
14. Help Save the Youth of America 2:36
15. The Warmest Room 3:57
16. Must I Paint You a Picture 5:32
17. She's Got a New Spell 3:25
18. The Price I Pay 3:34
19. Valentine's Day Is Over 4:53
20. Waiting for the Great Leap Forwar 4:36
21. The Boy Done Good 3:23
22. Sexuality 3:48
23. Cindy of a Thousand Lives 4:14
24. Moving the Goalposts 2:34
25. Tank Park Salute 3:30
26. You Woke Up My Neighbourhood 3:11
27. Accident Waiting to Happen (Red Star Version) 3:49
28. Sulk 3:48
29. Upfield 4:06
30. The Fourteenth of February 3:26
31. Brickbat 3:14
32. The Space Race Is Over 4:26
33. Npwa 5:31
34. St. Monday 3:03
35. Some Days I See the Point 4:59
36. Take Down the Union Jack (Band Version) 3:22



Billy Bragg has been a surprisingly resilient and ever-evolving musician and songwriter. Bragg emerged in the U.K. as a “one-man Clash,” spouting forth terse, politically aware tunes that defied an audience to hear beyond his rough-hewn approach. Over the years, he gradually expanded this approach to include pianos, horns, and eventually even a full band. His politics often simmered just under the surface of his romantic concerns and at times took front stage as he projected himself as a leftist folk singer in the Woody Guthrie tradition. This greatest-hits collection shows his natural growth, from his earliest recordings (the bare and poignant “A New England” and “The Man in the Iron Mask”) through his final album to that point (the Bragg-with-band England, Half English). The highlights are consistent throughout, from the shimmering pop of “Greetings to the New Brunette” through the somber “Moving the Goalposts” and “The Space Race Is Over” to the “bonus” cuts that include his moving covers of The Rolling Stones’ “She Smiled Sweetly,” John Cale’s “Fear Is a Man’s Best Friend,” and his duet on Ted Hawkins’ “Cold and Bitter Tears.”