Union Town (album)

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Union Town
EP by The Nightwatchman
Released July 19, 2011
Recorded March 2011 at Veritas Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Folk rock, acoustic rock, anti-folk, protest music
Label New West
Producer Tom Morello
The Nightwatchman chronology
The Fabled City
(2008)
Union Town
(2011)
World Wide Rebel Songs
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Union Town is an EP by The Nightwatchman, alter ego of musician Tom Morello. It is his first release as the Nightwatchman overall, and includes many covers of famous union songs, including "Solidarity Forever" and "Which Side Are You On?". Unlike Morello's previous efforts, the EP was self-produced by Morello himself, and is his first release on the New West Records label.

The EP is the first to feature Carl Restivo, Dave Gibbs and Eric Gardner as part of Morello's backing band, known as The Freedom Fighters Orchestra. All the three of them are also members in Morello's band Street Sweeper Social Club.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Union Town"   Tom Morello 3:07
2. "Solidarity Forever"   Ralph Chaplin 2:38
3. "Which Side Are You On?"   Florence Reece 5:00
4. "A Wall Against the Wind"   Morello 3:16
5. "16 Tons"   Merle Travis 3:35
6. "This Land Is Your Land"   Woody Guthrie 3:40
7. "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night"   Alfred Hayes 3:09
8. "Union Song" (Live in Madison, WI) Morello 5:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Tom Morello - lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Carl Restivo - bass, backing vocals
  • Eric Gardner - drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Chris Joyner - piano, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ed Roth - organ
  • Wayne Kramer - backing vocals
  • Anne Preven - backing vocals
  • Mary Morello - backing vocals
  • Rhoads Morello - backing vocals
  • Diana Molina - backing vocals
  • Sean Ricigliano - backing vocals
  • Whitnee Patterson - backing vocals
Production

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