[ Cooking Vinyl / LP ]
Release Date: Friday 22 November 2013
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'Tooth & Nail' is Billy Bragg's first new studio album in five years. Drawing on personal rather than political themes, 'Tooth & Nail' was recorded over a whirlwind five-day session with Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry (whose credits include Solomon Burke, Aimee Mann, Elvis Costello and Hugh Laurie) in his South Pasadena basement studio.
With Joe taking Billy out of his comfort zone (all vocals were recorded live without retakes or overdubs) the album features an accomplished crew of musicians, including Greg Leisz (Bon Iver), Patrick Warren (Lana Del Rey), Jay Bellerose (Regina Spektor) and David Piltch (Ramblin' Jack Eliot). The spontaneous results are, according to Billy, a return to the rootsy sound of 1998's 'Mermaid Avenue' sessions he recorded with Wilco - drawing on soul, country and folk music influences to explore the ups and downs of relationships that have stood the test of time.
1. January Song
2. No One Knows Anything Anymore
3. Handyman Blues
4. I Ain't Got No Home
5. Swallow My Pride
6. Do Unto Others
7. Over You
8. Goodbye, Goodbye
9. There Will Be A Reckoning
10. Chasing Rainbows
11. Your Name On My Tongue
12. Tomorrow's Going To Be A Better Day