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on 17 February 2001
This album is totally brilliant in it's portrayal of Kirsty MacColl's personal life as well as a tribute to her outstanding vocal and songwriting talent, she was a great loss to the world of music and who knows what amazing works she could have produced to follow this and her later album Tropical Brainstorm. This album also shows a great ability to combine many different styles of music from upbeat jazz to the blues pathos as well as music from many different places around the world. Altogether an excellent piece of work.
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I first heard 'Kite' in the early 1990's and was captivated by the voice and personality of Kirsty MacColl. I was sixteen or so and kirsty's music spoke volumes about all the pleasures and pains of life. 'You just haven't earned it yet baby' is Kirsty telling us that we will never quite suss out the meaning of it all. This is a life affirming folk masterpiece that was always going to be too clever by half for the mainstream pop charts. God bless Kirsty. Your time came too soon.
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on 16 October 2000
Kirsty MacColl deserves more recognition, both for the quality of her music and the magic of her lyrics, delivered in a usually gentle voice that still manages to convey a hard edge of bitterness when demanded. The album opens with 'Innocence' - a biting description of someone she obviously has little respect for (with lines like "when you eat no one else does but you always wonder why"). The verbal dexterity is dazzling. 'Don't Come the Cowboy With Me Sonny Jim' is a sad tale of a girl trapped in casual relationships, told with a remarkable sense of rhyme and metre, and 'What Do Pretty Girls Do?' is virtually a short story of the decline and fall of a successful star, now ignored and ridiculed. But it's not all sadness and chagrin: her version of the Kinks' 'Days' is positively uplifting. I could extol the virtues of all the other tracks, but you should discover them for yourself! For me, the only downside is the inclusion of two tracks sung in French. Somehow the language doesn't suit Kirsty's voice, and unless you speak perfect French (I don't!) you'll miss the beauty of her linguistic gymnastics. Still, they are the last two tracks on the album so they are easy to omit. It would have been five stars, but for those two tracks. Is it folk? Is it pop? Does it matter? It's a great album musically and lyrically, and one that I've been playing for ten years without tiring of it.
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on 27 February 2004
Bought Kite after Galore and was blown away by it. Kirsty at her greatest.I cannot recommend it highly enough.It brought home just how much she will be missed.
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on 4 August 2013
kirsty hall of fame always has been forever.... underestimated maybe sometimes but was a v v talented lady who could do any style like madonna or say pink floyd- beatles , depeche . pet shop . on ...etc . up there w/ the greatest.. this album you cant tag . gem.
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on 15 December 2002
Kirsty MacColl's 'Kite' is an amazing album. Each song is brought to life by Kirsty's serene, vibrant and unique voice. This is one of those albums where the music speaks to you over time. You won't get the meaning of the songs straight away, that's they joy of Kirsty's strong craftsmanship in creating songs that have meaning.
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on 8 February 2015
Gone but not forgotten this talented lady was taken before her time. These songs provide the tracks of her years with lush overdubs of her harmonies. Good choice of songs too.
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on 23 January 2016
Good batch of songs from the talented Kirsty - fab guitar from Johnny Marr on many.
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on 11 September 2014
Condition as expected. Arrived on time. No complaints whatsoever.
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on 16 September 2014
Exactly as described and delivered in good time.
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