After the recent “fan tape” haul, we have some more rare Kirsty now online courtesy of Nicholas Brown on his YouTube channel here.
Go listen to long lost tracks “Germany” (co-written with Alan Lee Shaw) and “Lullaby for Ezra” (co-written with Lu Edmonds). You will also find two songs from the rather hard to find Philip Chevron musical “Jack Rooney In Person” featuring Kirsty, which was abandoned after her death. These are among the last recordings Kirsty made and you can listen to “I Believe In Love” and “The Great Silence” with Ronnie Drew.
From a recently uncovered tape of hitherto rare (in fact, some unheard of) Kirsty material. The tape was recorded by Kirsty back in the day and posted to US fan Tony Reay and the whole thing can be heard on YouTube here. British Kirsty stalwart Craig has also uploaded individual Kirsty tracks to his YouTube channel here. This version on freeworld is the “Mandy Doubt Remaster” from Mandy’s channel.
Following the sellout success of the Record Store Day 1988/89 B sides collection, Demon Records are reissuing it as a regular release on 140g black vinyl on 19th February 2021 — Cat no. DEMREC864 and barcode 5014797904873.
Smart buying links at https://smarturl.it/Kirsty_MacColl_OPH. At time of writing, these included Banquet Records and Rough Trade at £19.99, amazon Germany for 27.99euro. Other outlets are available.
Kirsty TV promotion spot from 1st August 1991. She talks about writing ‘My Affair’, the Byline water pollution program, Scottish football, ‘Electric Landlady’, music and touring. Lorraine slips in an excellent dig at Rangers for good measure and enjoys ganging up on her co-host. From Mandy Doubt’s archive tapes.
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