The Ultimate Collection

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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
For those who only know the Pogues from their duet Christmas hit with Kirsty MacColl, "Fairytale of New York," or don't know anything about the Irish group at all, this album is an excellent place to start. Featuring 23 highlights from the group's catalog -- with three tracks from Red Roses for Me, eight from Rum Sodomy & the Lash, five from If I Should Fall from Grace with God, three each from Peace and Love and Hell's Ditch, and just one track from Waiting for Herb, recorded as Shane MacGowan sank deeper into alcoholism -- Ultimate Collection is a fair summary of the band's output over a period of nearly 20 years. They were never a singles band -- in fact, their only...
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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
For those who only know the Pogues from their duet Christmas hit with Kirsty MacColl, "Fairytale of New York," or don't know anything about the Irish group at all, this album is an excellent place to start. Featuring 23 highlights from the group's catalog -- with three tracks from Red Roses for Me, eight from Rum Sodomy & the Lash, five from If I Should Fall from Grace with God, three each from Peace and Love and Hell's Ditch, and just one track from Waiting for Herb, recorded as Shane MacGowan sank deeper into alcoholism -- Ultimate Collection is a fair summary of the band's output over a period of nearly 20 years. They were never a singles band -- in fact, their only Top Ten hits were the aforementioned Christmas single and a duet with the Dubliners on the traditional Irish jig "The Irish Rover" -- but the Pogues nevertheless became one of the most successful traditional Irish folk bands, with their defining points consisting of Shane MacGowan's distinctive slurring vocals and working-class political lyrics. They had released hit collections previously, but both the 1991 albums The Best of the Pogues and The Essential Pogues were condensed 14-track albums, and 2001's The Very Best of the Pogues contained 21 tracks on a single CD. This double CD is a revamped version of the latter album, but also includes a bonus disc featuring a full show recorded at the Brixton Academy in 2001, featuring live versions of many of the tracks featured on disc one. As the years go by, the Christmas hit "Fairytale of New York" appears to get more and more popular, originally peaking at number two in 1987, number three in 2005, number six in 2006, and number four in 2007, as the tale of two sparring aging partners has consistently topped the U.K.'s polls of the nation's favorite Christmas records, and inclusion of this one track does The Ultimate Collection no harm at all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • Label: Warner Classics Uk
  • UPC: 825646225422
  • Catalog Number: 462254

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Pogues Primary Artist
Philip Chevron Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
James Fearnley Mandolin, Accordion, Group Member
Jem Finer Banjo, Saxophone, Vocals, Mandola, Group Member
Darryl Hunt Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Shane MacGowan Vocals, Group Member
Laura Lee MacMahon Vocals
Andrew Ranken Harmonica, Drums, Group Member
Spider Stacy Vocals, tin whistle, Group Member
Terry Woods Mandolin, Vocals, Cittern, Group Member
James Knight Saxophone
Tom Chant Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ron Kavana Composer
Ewan MacColl Composer
Elvis Costello Producer
Joe Strummer Producer
Richard Evans Engineer
Stan Brennan Producer
Michael Brook Producer, Engineer
Harold Burgon Engineer
Eamonn Campbell Producer
Philip Chevron Composer
Paul Cobbold Engineer
Chris Dickie Engineer
Jem Finer Composer
Dave Jordan Engineer
Rob Keyloch Producer
Nick Lacey Engineer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Shane MacGowan Composer
Nick Robbins Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Paul Scully Engineer, Sound Crew
Spider Stacy Composer
Tim Summerhayes Engineer
Craig Thomson Engineer
Fiachra Trench Arranger
Terry Woods Composer
Roy Spong Engineer
Jos Grain Instrument Technician
Murray Mitchell Instrument Technician
Joseph Crofts Composer
Lindt Kotscher Composer
Simon Moran Promoter
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