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Workers Playtime


Download links and information about Workers Playtime by Billy Bragg. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:24:04 minutes.

Artist: Billy Bragg
Release date: 1988
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:24:04
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No. Title Length
1. She's Got a New Spell 3:25
2. Must I Paint You a Picture 5:32
3. Tender Comrade 2:50
4. The Price I Pay 3:34
5. Little Time Bomb 2:17
6. Rotting On Remand 3:39
7. Valentine's Day Is Over 4:53
8. Life With the Lions 3:06
9. The Only One 3:26
10. The Short Answer 4:59
11. Waiting for the Great Leap Forwar 4:36
12. The Only One (Demo) 3:36
13. The Price I Pay (Demo) 4:01
14. Love Has No Pride 3:35
15. That's Entertainment 3:53
16. She's Got a New Spell (Alternate Version) 2:44
17. The Short Answer (Alternate Version) 5:21
18. Little Time Bomb (Alternate Version) 2:21
19. Bad Penny (Demo) 3:05
20. Reason to Believe (Live) 2:12
21. Must I Paint You a Picture (Extended Version) 7:13
22. Raglan Road (Live) 3:46



British folksinger Billy Bragg began as a questioning if not quite angry young man with a shredding electric guitar, mixing social and political issues with the usual romantic frustrations. 1986’s Talking With the Taxman About Poetry initiated a musical expansion that finds full fruition on this 1988 follow-up. Produced by legendary veteran folk-rock producer Joe Boyd (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, R.E.M.), the album was Bragg’s sweetest, most textured release to date. Politics still inform a few numbers (“Rotting on Remand,” an a cappella “Tender Comrade”) but the real gems are the heartfelt paeans that open the album (“Got a New Spell,” “Must I Paint You a Picture”) and finish it (“The Only One,” “Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards”). Bragg's voice conveys honest emotion and melodic nuance throughout.