Shipbuilding is a mini album recorded by Tasmin Archer. Archer decided to follow up her successful 1992 debut Great Expectations with an EP of four covers of songs written by Elvis Costello, which was released in January 1994 in the singer's homeland of the UK and peaked at #40 there. The title track served as the lead track.
SBK Records, Archer's label in North America, decided to release the EP as a full album instead, and to fill the space they also included four tracks from Archer's debut album in live form, including an acoustic version of Archer's UK #1 hit Sleeping Satellite.
The album was released on March 8 1994, but failed to chart in the USA. It achieved good reviews however, especially for the Costello covers.
In September 2013, Elvis Costello and The Roots released an answer song written in the perspective of the other side of the conflict, called "Cinco Minutos con Vos" ("Five Minutes with You"). The song is a duet partly sung in Argentinian Spanish by La Marisoul.