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  • Audio CD (8 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B008YE9DTS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,011 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. Dancing In Limbo 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The End Of A Perfect Day 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. You And Me Baby 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Closer To God? 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The End Of A Perfect Day (Original Demo) 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen23. Don't Run Away From Me Now 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Innocence (Guilt Mix) 5:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. No Victims (Guitar Heroes Mix) 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Other People's Hearts 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Complainte Pour Ste Catherine 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen29. You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Universally acknowledged as a minor masterpiece, Kite (1989) was only Kirsty s second album but it features much of her best work as both singer and songwriter. Witty, wistful and biting, with wonderful playing by the ensemble cast of musicians, highlights are numerous; notably the singles Free World, Innocence and her masterful hit cover of The Kinks Days. As her frequent collaborator Johnny Marr said: "Kite was the first time she'd expressed herself the way she really wanted to. By that time she'd really worked herself out as a songwriter... That was her first unified personal statement I think. I was really proud to be involved with it." Apart from the cover of Days, all the songs on Kite were written by Kirsty, some in partnership with guitarists Marr or Pete Glenister. As Q magazine put it at the time: "It's a cornucopia of great pop tunes and catchy choruses, one tumbling right after the other, with flawless arrangements ranging from reflective solo acoustic guitar to irresistibly sprightly fiddles and flowing, tasteful rock with a dash of country.... And lyrically , to find a whole album of such effortlessly executed wit and wordplay with a minimum contrivance - well, Elvis Costello must be just green with envy." You only have to play Kite once to appreciate why it is held in such high regard by all who heard it. Kirsty acted as her own guide, never leaping onto any bandwagon or musical trend that happened by and the songs sound as vibrant and fresh today as they did over 20 years ago.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Richard Allen TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Nov. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Twenty years or so ago I had a copy of this on cassette and it lived in my car. It was the one album I would never tire of listening to. Her voice, the lyrics, the tunes; everything was perfect. Always fitting my mood, whatever it might be, regardless of the time of day. Kirsty made many more fine albums, but this is my favourite, closely followed by Electric Landlady and Titanic Days. She was the perfect interpreter of other artists' music, and in most cases her version would become the definitive version, most notably here with an amazing version of the Kinks' "Days".

The expanded material is mostly fine stuff, but to some extent, for me, it almosts detracts from the perfect pop album. But that seems churlish when we are able to enjoy more of a fantastic artist who is still sadly missed. If you're at all new to Kirsty MacColl, please start here. You won't be disappointed. Kite is one of those records that everyone should own.
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I think that 'Kite' is perhaps my favourite Kirsty Maccoll album. It bounces across genres and includes the moving and stunning tracks 'Dancing in Limbo' and 'You and me Baby'. This album would be great as the backdrop to a fashion show as each song inspires ideas for dress and movement.
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By Steve Y on 11 Mar. 2013
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An album i have rated highly for quite a while, could easily have gone 5 star but i like certain tracks a lot more than others,
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K. R. Watson on 11 Feb. 2013
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Yes, Kirsty at her very very best. A near perfect album. Great songs, great production, great voise. And ignore the one-star review of this album - the idiot is just refering to the mexican legal systema nd not to Kirsty's album!
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