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Vinyl Brainstorm

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.

https://www.nationalalbumday.co.uk/product/kirsty-maccoll-tropical-brainstorm/

Kirsty and George

Kirsty and George Michael
Kirsty and George Michael

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.

More vault digging

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.

 

Still Breaking Mine

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.

The track details are the same as shown on the limited edition version here.