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.