- Discover more great music in our Proper Music store, where you can find out about the very best of Proper Music's latest and forthcoming releases.
|1. Don't Come The Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim|
|2. What Do Pretty Girls Do?|
|3. Don't Run Away From Me Now|
|4. Still Life|
|5. There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis|
|6. Walk Right Back|
|7. Darling, Let's Have Another Baby|
|8. A New England|
|9. My Affair|
|11. Can't Stop Killing you|
|13. Free World|
|14. He's On The Beach|
|15. A New England|
(Sound quality is great too, unlike some of the other compilations - thank the BBC for that!)
One of the truly great pop songwriters of our time. She will be sorely missed.
In addition, Billy Bragg completists _need_ this CD for the duets, on the funny "Darling, Let's Have Another Baby", and Billy's "New England" (one of her early hits.)
Live, Kirsty's voice has a smoky quality not prevalent in the studio recordings. This works magic with the mostly acoustic arrangements here. "He's on the Beach", is a particular highlight in this regard.
The acoustic arrangements also let you savor the lyrics. One of Ms MacColl's strenghts is the quality of her writing. "Chip Shop", "Caroline", "Don't Come the Cowboy.." -- her lyrics are just smart and knowing.
Pop music has lost a fine, and woefully undercognized talent with her death. The perversity of the music business probably means that _now_ all of her CDs will be reissued, and she will achieve at least a small measure of the reknown she should have had in life. Whatever. You, however, should ignore all that, buy this CD now, and hunt for her others in your nearest used CD shop.
This product's forum
Active discussions in related forums
Search Customer Discussions