24 Mar 2nd best British song ever!
Q Magazine has published in their April edition a list of its readers voted 50 Ultimate British Songs. ‘Ship Building’ written by our very own Clive Langer with Elvis Costello has come in at number two!
Although Elvis did release the song himself (Produced by Clive & Alan Winstanley on his Punch the Clock album) its Robert Wyatt’s version that was put forward by Brett Anderson the lead singer from Seude. Wyatt’s version is a co-production between Clive & Elvis Costello and has already received critical acclaim from the likes of David Bowie, John Peel and more.
You can hear the song below the video features performances from Clive, Elvis and Mark Bedford from Madness.