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In the same way the Rogues’ Gallery albums, let roots musicians loose on pirate songs, Divided And United reworks songs from the American Civil War.

Loretta Lynn urges a husband to “take your guns and go” and Vince Gill hymns the “Dear Old Flag”; British supermodel Karen Elson celebrates “Dixie”. But the brutality of the war brought disillusion: Chris Stapleton’s “Two Brothers” could have come from the Wars Of The Roses.

Various Artists

Divided And United: The Songs Of The Civil War

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