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Billy Bragg ‘A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics’

September 2, 2015 | by Faber Social

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From an undisputed national treasure, Faber & Faber are proud to announce the publication of the selected lyrics of Billy Bragg.

Billy Bragg is one of Britain’s most distinctive and accomplished songwriters, whose work has articulated the passions, both personal and political, of Britain during the past five decades. Published on November 4 2015, A Lover Sings contains over seventy of his best-known lyrics, selected and annotated by the author.

‘Sexuality’, ‘A New England’, ‘Levi Stubbs’ Tears’ – these are unadorned, poetic songs that skilfully interweave everyday observation with much broader concerns: of fairness and outrage, of generosity and love.

A Lover Sings reveals a unique sensibility: principled and proudly of the left, funny, forthright and tender. It is an inspiring collection.

Pre-order links coming soon.

Billy Bragg was born in 1957 in Barking. His albums include Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs. Spy, Brewing Up with Billy Bragg, Talking with the Taxman About Poetry, Workers Playtime and Tooth & Nail.

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