A progressive is someone who wants to see society
re-organised so that everyone has access to the means by
which to reach their full potential
Billy Bragg

38 Classic tracks compiled from the BBC archive spanning 1983 to 2019


Fully remastered many previously unreleased


Includes selected highlights from sessions for John Peel, David Jensen, Janice Long, Phill Jupitus, Bob Harris, Tom Robinson & more

“Work in progress. That’s how John Peel thought of his evening sessions, offering artists the opportunity to try out new songs in a studio environment. That’s how I looked at them too. The confirmation of a Peel session date was a signal to get my ideas together, to define material that had hitherto been little more than words scribbled on a page or a tune thrashed out during a sound check.

That’s why some of the tracks here have a different phrasing and arrangement to that which appeared on record. The songs were so new, you can hear I’m still feeling my way into them. Several were conceived and written the night before the session. In one case, I actually composed a song from scratch while the show was on air. That rawness was always a key component of my BBC sessions, the thrill of putting something out there for the very first time.

And here I’ve collected all the best moments across 36 years of my ongoing work in progress.”

Billy Bragg 2019

38 Classic tracks compiled from the BBC archive spanning 1983 to 2019

Fully remastered many previously unreleased

Includes selected highlights from sessions for John Peel, David Jensen, Janice Long, Phill Jupitus, Bob Harris, Tom Robinson & more

“Work in progress. That’s how John Peel thought of his evening sessions, offering artists the opportunity to try out new songs in a studio environment. That’s how I looked at them too. The confirmation of a Peel session date was a signal to get my ideas together, to define material that had hitherto been little more than words scribbled on a page or a tune thrashed out during a sound check.

That’s why some of the tracks here have a different phrasing and arrangement to that which appeared on record. The songs were so new, you can hear I’m still feeling my way into them. Several were conceived and written the night before the session. In one case, I actually composed a song from scratch while the show was on air. That rawness was always a key component of my BBC sessions, the thrill of putting something out there for the very first time.

And here I’ve collected all the best moments across 36 years of my ongoing work in progress.”

Billy Bragg 2019

Limited Edition Triple White Vinyl | Black Vinyl | Double CD

Limited Edition Triple White Vinyl | Black Vinyl | Double CD

Signed prints and 48mm enamel badge replica of Billy’s iconic Burns Steer guitar available from the official store. Pre order and get an instant download of A New England recorded for John Peel in 1983

Signed prints and 48mm enamel badge replica of Billy’s iconic Burns Steer guitar available from the official store. Pre order and get an instant download of A New England recorded for John Peel in 1983
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Limited Edition Triple White Vinyl

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Signed LP Art Print

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Triple Black Vinyl

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Double Disc CD

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Signed CD Insert

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Enamel Badge

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Limited Edition Triple White Vinyl

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Signed LP Art Print

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Triple Black Vinyl

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Double Disc CD

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Signed CD Insert

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Enamel Badge

 “After more than three decades of travelling around the world in a van, or spending all day flying vast distances to play a gig, I’m looking forward to having some time to explore cities that I usually only get to see between the soundcheck and the show. And this three night stand format is a way of keeping things interesting, both for me and the audience. I tried it out in Auckland recently and had a lot of fun revisiting my back pages.” Billy Bragg 2019

In each town Bragg will perform three unique shows on consecutive nights.The first night’s performance will feature Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career. The second will see Bragg perform songs from his first three albums: his punk rock debut Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), its similarly raw follow-up Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986). The third performance will see Bragg perform songs from his second three albums: the positively jangled Workers Playtime (1988), the pop classic Don’t Try This at Home (1991) and the back-to-basics William Bloke (1996).

De la feina (fora conyes, que ens hi juguem els quartos) en destaco l'assaig de BILLY BRAGG (@RicardMartn va dir-ne que «tritura neofatxes i apòstols de la privatització amb la frescor i precisió amb què dispara cançons» ✊🏻) i la mala bava i alhora la llum que conté #ElLlocMàgic.

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Imagine how owned the libs would be if Trump finally released his tax returns and discredited the NYT once and for all! But he won’t do that because their reporting is accurate https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1310587468731879431

America is so broken: We will chase down a food stamp cheat, but Trump somehow got away with not only not paying taxes but getting tens of millions in tax refunds.

Sun Sep 27th, 2020

Billy Bragg

As I mentioned a week or so ago, I came across a roll of original Life's A Riot posters, designed by Barney Bubbles in 1983, while clearing out my attic. They're big - 30" x 20" on paper - but we've finally got some mailing tubes that can accommodate them, so they're now available, signed, from the BB website shop https://billybragg.co.uk/product/… ... See MoreSee Less

Thu Sep 24th, 2020

Billy Bragg

Really enjoyed sorting out my basement over the past few months. It was a bit of a mess down there at the beginning of lockdown, piles of boxes with no labels, some plastic some cardboard, the accumulation of my 35 year career. As you can see from the pic below, it now it looks much better. The boxes are uniform and all have labels. Stuff I no longer need has gone to BBbay, family or the recycling centre on the A35.

I've emptied the attic too, integrating what I wanted to keep into the basement, making everything more accessible. I guess the next thing on my list for a declutter will be my old lock-up. What's in there? Lots of vinyl........and guitars!!!

The latest batch of vintage BB stuff - some smashing gig posters - is still up for grabs on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/braggcentral
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