Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

More Options
William Bloke
 
See larger image
 

William Bloke

9 Oct. 2006 | Format: MP3

£9.39 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £9.63 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sąrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
3:20
30
2
4:06
30
3
3:09
30
4
4:37
30
5
4:55
30
6
3:14
30
7
4:26
30
8
2:58
30
9
3:26
30
10
3:21
30
11
3:46
Disc 2
30
1
3:25
30
2
1:42
30
3
4:07
30
4
5:09
30
5
2:42
30
6
5:03
30
7
3:25
30
8
1:48
30
9
3:40
30
10
4:13
30
11
3:34

Product details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Copyright: (c) 2006 Cooking Vinyl
  • Total Length: 1:20:06
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00B0W240G
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,035 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ian Wood, Author of 'Here's 2 Absent Fathers' on 22 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
After `Don't Try this at Home' failed to propel Billy Bragg to superstardom he was struck down with appendicitis which forced him off the road. After re-grouping he found he had obtained the rights to every note of his back catalogue due to Go Discs requiring his advance back. This gave Billy some financial stability as he could now licence it out and allowed him to work and record at a more leisurely pace. This gave him time to marry and become a father all of which has given `William Bloke' a warm feel and some of the most fantastic songs of his career. It must be troubling to be reaching middle age with a reputation for writing songs of teenage angst. Billy's new voice of middle age angst is just what his aging, sorry mature, audience were looking for.

The title refers to the nickname Billy's no-nonsense approach earned him when he recorded William Blake's `Jerusalem' and attempted to restore it to a progressive anthem rather than been considered part of the jingoism that is the last night of the Proms. He lives up to the name here particularly on `Upfield' when the angles interview Bragg in much the same way as they did in Blake's visions.

`Upfield' is reminiscent of the later Bragg Pop arrangements whilst album opener `From Red to Blue' is a sparse traditional folk arrangement. The arrangements cover the gambit of Bragg approaches including all out Urban folk punk guitar attack on his take on Rudyard Kipling's `A Pict Song'. The approach generally compliments each composition exactly and the album makes a seamless tradition from style to style.

The real beauty here is the standard of song with `Brickbat', `The Space Race is Over' and `Northern Industrial Town' being amongst the best songs Billy has ever written.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category