Kirsty’s triumphant return to the stage in late 1999 (after a quick warm up appearance in Dublin) saw two nights with a new touring band at the Jazz Café in north London, presenting her new material which would become ‘Tropical Brainstorm’. She was anxious about it all of course but it would all come good and today highlights from the first of those two nights are released on streaming services.
These tracks were simultaneously released on the ‘See That Girl’ compilation. There is no physical release.
Features some lovely cover artwork by Estuary English.
October 12/13, 1999 (support: Imelda). Kirsty MacColl (vocals and brief handling of percussion type object), Pete Glenister (guitars), Dave Ruffy (drums), Cucho Merchán (bass), Michèle Drees (percussion, Brazilian guitar & vocals), James Knight (saxophone), Joe de Jesús (trombone, trumpet & flute), Ben Storey (First trumpet).
The full set list was ‘Us Amazonians; Não Esperando; Mambo de la Luna; Head; Autumngirlsoup; Wrong again (13th only); Celestine; In these shoes?; Designer life; Days; Don’t come the cowboy with me, Sonny Jim!; England 2 Colombia 0; Walking down Madison; Insensitive; My affair ’