The Essential Collection

The Essential Collection (1993 CD) front cover
The Essential Collection (1993 CD) front cover

As Kirsty famously referred to it, “The Inessential Collection” …

So we have songs from early singles (2, 5, 9, 12) and B sides (3, 4, 10, 11, 13), Desperate Character (1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 17) plus two 12” mixes (15, 16).

The Essential Collection (1993 CD) back cover
The Essential Collection (1993 CD) back cover

The Essential Collection (1993 CD) disc
The Essential Collection (1993 CD) disc

From Croydon to Cuba – An Anthology

From Croydon to Cuba - An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) front cover
From Croydon to Cuba – An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) front cover

From Croydon to Cuba - An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) back cover
From Croydon to Cuba – An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) back cover
From Croydon to Cuba - An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) disc 1
From Croydon to Cuba – An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) disc 1

From Croydon to Cuba - An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) disc 2
From Croydon to Cuba – An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) disc 2

From Croydon to Cuba - An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) disc 3
From Croydon to Cuba – An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) disc 3
From Croydon to Cuba - An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) booklet
From Croydon to Cuba – An Anthology (2005 CD Box Set) booklet

The Best of Kirsty MacColl

The Best of Kirsty MacColl (2005 CD) front cover
The Best of Kirsty MacColl (2005 CD) front cover

Sharing cover style with the 3CD box set From Croydon to Cuba, this came out at the same time as a starter for those unwilling to pick up the whole box in one sitting. As might be expected, therefore it focused firmly on Kirsty’s better known material:

Galore/ singles (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 18), Desperate Character (2), Kite (6, 8, 9, 10), Electric Landlady (13, 14), Titanic Days (15, 16), Tropical Brainstorm (19, 20) plus a Free World B Side (11), a soundtrack offshoot (17) and a new mix of an unreleased track (21).

Ⓟ 2005 the copyright in this compilation is owned by Virgin Records Ltd. Ⓟ 2005 Virgin Records Ltd. The label copy information is the subject of copyright protection.  All rights reserved © 2005 Virgin Records Ltd.  Virgin Records is a Capitol Music company.

The Best of Kirsty MacColl (2005 CD) back cover
The Best of Kirsty MacColl (2005 CD) back cover
The Best of Kirsty MacColl (2005 CD) disc
The Best of Kirsty MacColl (2005 CD) disc