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Talking With the Taxman About Poetry


Download links and information about Talking With the Taxman About Poetry by Billy Bragg. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:09:22 minutes.

Artist: Billy Bragg
Release date: 1986
Genre: Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:09:22
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No. Title Length
1. Greetings To the New Brunette 3:31
2. Train Train 2:12
3. The Marriage 2:31
4. Ideology 3:27
5. Levi Stubbs' Tears 3:31
6. Honey, I'm a Big Boy Now 4:07
7. There Is Power In a Union 2:48
8. Help Save the Youth of America 2:48
9. Wishing the Days Away 2:29
10. The Passion 2:54
11. The Warmest Room 3:57
12. The Home Front 4:12
13. Sin City 3:34
14. Deportees 4:03
15. There Is Power In a Union (Instrumental) 3:16
16. The Tracks of My Tears 2:56
17. Wishing the Days Away (Alternative Version) 2:32
18. The Clashing of Ideologies (Alternative Version) 2:52
19. Greetings To the New Brunette (Demo) 3:57
20. A Nurse's Life Is Full of Woe 2:48
21. Only Bad Signs 3:10
22. Hold the Fort 1:47



Considering that Billy Bragg’s earliest records were raw, politically motivated, unpolished man-with-electric-guitar tunes released on an independent label, his arrival at a major label for a complete album “produced” by John Porter and Kenny Jones made for interesting conversation among his devoted cult following. It led Bragg to subtitle the release “the difficult third album.” If anything, this is easier on the ears, increasingly musical, and a suitable balance between Bragg’s political concerns and affairs of the heart. With The Smiths’ Johnny Marr providing gorgeous guitar to “Greetings to the New Brunette,” the album starts on a wistful note, following through with the brilliant “Levi Stubbs’ Tears,” where Bragg cites the power of music to overcome any situation. “The Marriage” attacks social conventions. “Wishing the Days Away” addresses the inability to celebrate the moment. “Ideology” uses Bob Dylan’s “Chimes of Freedom” to further its leftist political agenda, while “Honey I’m a Big Boy Now” sits Bragg down in the parlor for some piano action.