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The Internationale


Download links and information about The Internationale by Billy Bragg. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:02:50 minutes.

Artist: Billy Bragg
Release date: 1990
Genre: Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:02:50
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No. Title Length
1. The Internationale 3:49
2. I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night 1:29
3. The Marching Song of the Covert 4:00
4. Blake's Jerusalem 2:31
5. Nicaragua Nicaraguita 1:08
6. The Red Flag 3:13
7. My Youngest Son Came Home Today 3:08
8. Introduction (Live) 0:57
9. Help Save the Youth of America 2:36
10. Think Again (Live) 4:21
11. Chile Your Water Run Red Through Sewto (Live) 3:09
12. Days Like These (DC Remix) 2:40
13. To Have and To Have Not (Live) 2:47
14. There Is Power In a Union (Live) 3:27
15. Joe Hill 8:23
16. This Land Is Your Land 4:35
17. Never Cross a Picket Line 3:38
18. A Change Is Gonna Come 3:58
19. A Miner's Life 3:01



Billy Bragg's albums have always contained material with the strong political slant of classic folksingers in the Woody Guthrie/Bob Dylan mold. This release shows him at his most muckrakingly fervent and angry. Only "The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions" has music actually composed by Bragg — and that selection contains a lengthy quote of the tune "When Johnny Come Marching Home." The rest are covers of songs (some of them pre-20th century) that either overtly or covertly deal with revolution, radical politics, or pacifist sentiments. The arrangements are a real departure for Bragg, and are most unusual and effective. "I Dreamed I Saw Phil Ochs Last Night" and "Nicaragua Nicaraguita" are for unaccompanied voice. "Marching Song of the Covert Battalions" features prominent clarinet and recorder passages supported by organ, accordion, and revival-meeting bass drum/cymbals combination. "Red Flag" is an energetic reel set sparsely for voice, whistles, percussion, and minimal guitar. The title track is given a grand, traditional, all-stops-out treatment, arranged for chorus, large brass ensemble, and percussion. The album's best selection, "My Youngest Son Came Home Today," is a dirgelike antiwar number that is very moving and effective. This album is a committed, deeply felt manifesto well worth a listen. Original pressings of this record came with a wide-ranging and enjoyable promotional 45 containing selections by Bragg, Clea & McLeod, Caroline Trettine, and the Young Fresh Fellows.