Kirsty MacColl - Free World - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl 1979-2000
January 19, 2024 via Demon.
Yellow vinyl double album ~£29.99
Demon Music are proud to present a career spanning collection featuring 25 of Kirsty MacColl's most popular recordings on a 2LP set. Between her June 1979 debut single 'They Don't Know' and her tragic death in 2000, Kirsty released five studio albums and seventeen singles, a succinct but consistently high quality body of work, much of it self-written or in partnership with notable collaborators like Graham Gouldman, or Johnny Marr. Whether she was exploring themes of love and loss, or applying her original and often witty world view, Kirsty's talent as a songwriter and singer is instantly apparent on this new compilation. She was equally adept at throwing new light on old favourites - look no further than her (some might say better than the original) covers of The Kinks' 'Days', and Billy Bragg's 'A New England', both included here. The respect for Kirsty's craft can be heard in the versions of her songs recorded by the likes of Tracey Ullman, ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Bette Midler, while her rich, unique and in demand voice saw her back Simple Minds, the Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Talking Heads, Happy Mondays, The Wonder Stuff, Alison Moyet, and Robert Plant, among others. Born in Croydon, England, Kirsty's roots as a performer began in the fertile late '70s Punk and New Wave scene, but with her style adapting as her influences broadened, her songwriting took in Pop, Folk, Country, Rock 'n' Roll, Dance, and Latin music, all of which can be heard on this celebration of a much loved and much missed talent.
A New England
Innocence (Single Remix)
They Don’t Know
There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis
Don’t Come the Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim!
Can’t Stop Killing You
England 2 Colombia 0
Walking Down Madison (7” Mix)
Free World (Radio Edit)
You Just Haven’t Earned it Yet, Baby (from ”She’s Having A Baby”)
Mambo De La Luna (Single Edit)
Angel (Single Edit)
In These Shoes?
My Affair (Single Edit)
He’s on the Beach (Single Version)
Darling, Let's Have Another Baby
All I Ever Wanted(Single Version)
Fairytale of New York