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on 22 November 2009
Unlike today, when Record Companies are more than willing to sign new female singer/song writers, Kirsty MacColl struggled for most of her musical career to get a decent record contract. In the 80's and 90's most record companies seemed content to sit back and allow many male artists to put out a succession of mediocre and half baked albums (Yes I mean you Rod, Sting, Van, Elvis Costello etc) but largely ignored their female rivals.

This collection of songs is taken from the few short years when Kirsty was signed to Virgin records and had their support to put out 2 great albums "Kite" and "Electric Landlady" and a string of singles.

As always with Kirsty, this is a collection of sharp, ascerbic and funny songs written against killer tunes, often with driving danceable rhythms. As Kirsty herself said she did not want to be a demur "Laura Ashley" lady singer, as this collection proves. I believe the songs have been hand picked by Kirsty's mother Jean MacColl and it is an excellent selection.

If you only know Kirsty Maccoll as the singer of the best ever Christmas song, then this is a great place to start to find out what a brilliant songwriter and singer she was. If you know her songs already but want an excuse to buy this, well it has a lovely cover picture, great sleeve notes and is cheap too!

BobW,London.
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