October 19, 2011 9:45

Billy Bragg announces 'Fight Songs' compilation

Singer also lines up UK tour next month - ticket details

Billy Bragg announces 'Fight Songs' compilation

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Billy Bragg has announced plans to release a compilation of downloads he has been giving away for free online.

The singer has brought together 10 years' worth of free downloads in a collection entitled 'Fight Songs' for the first time on CD. The compilation also includes several new songs written for the album.

He said:

For much of the past 10 years, polemical songs have been met with indifference, but the times are changing and once again there is a need for songs with fight in them.

'Fight Songs' has only been made available through Billy Bragg's official website Billybragg.co.uk.

The tracklisting for the compilation is as follows:

'Never Buy The Sun'
'Last Flight To Abu Dhabi'
'The Battle of Barking'
'The Wolf Covers Its Tracks'
'The Big Lie'
'Bush War Blues'
'Constitution Hill'
'Old Clash Fan Fight Song'
'The Price of Oil'
'The Lonesome Death of Rachel Corrie'
'We're Following The Wrong Star'


He is also hitting the UK for a tour next month taking in shows in Edinburgh, London and Bristol.

The singer will play:

Edinburgh Queens Hall (November 13)
Sheffield Leadmill (15)
Teeside University (16)
Leeds University (17)
Cambridge Junction (19)
Keele University (20)
Oxford O2 Academy (21)
London HMV Forum (22)
Leicester O2 Academy (24)
Liverpool The Picket (25,26)
Bristol University (28)

To check availability of Billy Bragg tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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