Part 1. “Kite” is here, and it’s absolutely gorgeous in magnolia.
The last shot is in a dim room, it really is as bright as the top photo
It’s Soho Square weekend, Kirstyfest time again!
Here’s a special zine which Alex Thomas has created for the occasion:
Paul Chinniah has transcribed another Kirsty classic this time it’s Golden Heart
On 10/10/21 we will be having our 20th Kirstyfest! Meeting at 12.00pm at her bench in Soho Square and moving on to The Spice of Life pub. Come along to remember Kirsty and bring your instruments if you would like to play. https://www.facebook.com/events/307059517597848?ref=newsfeed
National Album Day returns this year on the 16th October with the theme, ‘celebrating women in music’.
Today the releases were announced and we have Kirsty MacColl’s ‘Kite’, pressed on 180g magnolia vinyl, exclusive to National Album Day.
Smart link for online retailers is at https://smarturl.it/KirstyMacColl_NAD
On top of the magnificent magnolia of Kite, you will also be able to buy an ocean blue vinyl copy of Tropical Brainstorm (officially it is turqoise) on National Album Day. This one is released by Universal. Buy it at a range of online retailers – here is the online link.
It’s certainly possible to order direct from the USA from this link – https://store.udiscovermusic.com/*/National-Album-Day-2021/Tropical-Brainstorm-Limited-Edition-Blue-Vinyl/73LK17LP000
Release date is 21st October 2021.
Zip forward about 6 minutes for In These Shoes? on the big European promo circuit. Jeez, James looks young!
Kirsty performed ‘In These Shoes?’ for a 5th Avenue Deichmann advert in Germany. It starts at 9 seconds in the video.
To commemorate George Michael’s birthday, here he is with Kirsty at a wedding in the early 80s by the look of things. We have no idea where this photo came from.
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.