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Mermaid Avenue, Vol. III


Download links and information about Mermaid Avenue, Vol. III by Billy Bragg, Wilco. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 59:56 minutes.

Artist: Billy Bragg, Wilco
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 17
Duration: 59:56
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No. Title Length
1. Bugeye Jim 3:14
2. When the Roses Bloom Again 4:07
3. Gotta Work 2:12
4. My Thirty Thousand 2:36
5. Ought to Be Satisfied Now 3:30
6. Listening to the Wind That Blows 5:03
7. Go Down to the Water 4:31
8. Chain of Broken Hearts 3:27
9. Jailcell Blues 2:23
10. Don't You Marry 3:14
11. Give Me a Nail 1:38
12. The Jolly Banker 3:26
13. Union Prayer 4:09
14. Be Kind to the Boy On the Road 3:42
15. Ain'ta Gonna Grieve 4:47
16. Tea Bag Blues 3:59
17. I'm Out to Get 3:58



This is the third volume of the Billy Bragg–Wilco collaboration, where they use Woody Guthrie's lyrics to inspire their music. Compared to the tunes on the previous collections, these are a bit sparser and less fully orchestrated in spots. It makes sense, as these are the songs they decided not to further pursue. Despite that caveat, there's still plenty to recommend here. The gloomy beauty of "Bugeye Jim" and "Where the Roses Bloom Again" (best known in a heartbreaking version by classic retro-country's Laura Cantrell and previously available on the now out-of-print Chelsea Walls soundtrack), the full-band pulse of "Be Kind to the Boy on the Road," and the shuffling sway of "Ain't a Gonna Grieve" are sweet counterparts to material on the first two volumes of this exemplary experiment. Guthrie's daughter Nora couldn't have asked for better from these musicians in bringing new life to a man whose legacy deserves to live and breathe in the contemporary air.