June Tabor and the Oyster Band “Valentine’s Day Is Over” – Listen

Not, we admit, a new song but on special days, such as today’s worship of romantic love, exceptions can be made.  Can it really be thirty years since this interpretation of Billy Bragg’s classic song was released?  Yes it can.

And what a great album June Tabor and the Oyster Band made when they teamed up for ‘Freedom and Rain‘.  And what a great song this is: so sniff your flowers, munch the chocolates, sip the nicely chilled champagne whilst you tap your toes to the unarguable truth “love between two people must be based on understanding  / ’til that’s true you’ll find your things all stacked out on the landing“.  Happy Valentine’s everybody.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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