Billy Bragg - A New England

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Billy Bragg - A New England
Most people know "A New England" as a Kirsty MacColl song, but that version is actually a cover of this Billy Bragg original.

Courageously, Bragg has admitted he stole the melody from Thin Lizzy.


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jason | Getyouroj.com

"Most people know "A New England" as a Kirsty MacColl song, but that version is actually a cover of this Billy Bragg original."

I have to firmly disagree with that statement. I didn't find out about the Kristy version for eons while most people I converse with music about would know that Billy Bragg song. Billy is a legend, and more people know his body of work than you seemingly imply.

August 12, 2009 @ 6:07 PM

Toronto Mike

Maybe it's my complete obsession with Fairytale of New York that had me discover the Kirsty MacColl version.

Here it is, for the interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fwtFSEovro

August 12, 2009 @ 7:22 PM

sam

Love this song (bother versions), thanks!!! New to the site, I've spent a few hours pouring over it tonight... love what you have to say and agree with almost all of it - especially the cfny stuff :) Will drop in on a regular basis...

August 12, 2009 @ 9:50 PM

James

This is one of my all time favourite songs

August 13, 2009 @ 12:13 AM

jason | Getyouroj.com

I too very much like "Fairytale of New York"

I don't know though. I think Bragg's version is, at least, just as much known to people. Who knows.

August 13, 2009 @ 7:17 AM

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