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Four Takes on ‘Shipbuilding’

Four Takes on ‘Shipbuilding’

One of the classic British reactionary songs was born thirty-one years ago, in the midst of the Falklands War. ‘Shipbuilding’ was written by Elvis Costello (lyrics) and Clive Langer (music) for singer-songwriter Robert Wyatt, who recorded it before the more famous Elvis Costello version was released on Punch The Clock. ‘Shipbuilding’ is a tragic tale […]

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