What Do Pretty Girls Do?

What Do Pretty Girls Do?

by Kirsty MacColl
     
 
What Do Pretty Girls Do? is a collection of four performances Kirsty MacColl did for BBC radio from 1989 to 1995 -- 15 tracks in all. Aside from the obvious album tracks from each period (this was for promotion afterall), MacColl pulls out some old favorites from the early days -- a country take on "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop (Swears He's Elvis),"

Overview

What Do Pretty Girls Do? is a collection of four performances Kirsty MacColl did for BBC radio from 1989 to 1995 -- 15 tracks in all. Aside from the obvious album tracks from each period (this was for promotion afterall), MacColl pulls out some old favorites from the early days -- a country take on "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop (Swears He's Elvis)," "A New England" (a duet with the song's writer, Billy Bragg), and "He's on the Beach" -- as well as a couple of well-chosen covers like "Walk Right Back" and the charming "Darling, Let's Have Another Baby" (also a duet with Billy Bragg). BBC sets are always fun for fans, but for an artist like MacColl, who has always shyed away from live performance and whose albums have always been so meticulously produced, with multi-layered vocals and carefully conceived arrangements, this one is particularly revealing. She sounds relaxed -- there's no doubt that she's genuinely having a good time -- and, the sheer quality of the songs (and her voice) is made even more apparent in this straightforward, no-frills setting.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/1998
Label:
Hux Records
UPC:
0666629126523
catalogNumber:
1

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kirsty MacColl   Primary Artist,Vocals
Billy Bragg   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Philip Rambow   Acoustic Guitar
Martin Belmont   Guitar
Pete Glenister   Guitar
Gavin Povey   Piano
Paul Riley   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dave Ruffy   Bongos
Pete Thomas   Drums
Bobby Valentino   Violin
Mark E. Nevin   Guitar
Phil Rambow Band   Acoustic Guitar
Segs   Bass,Percussion
Lu Edwards   Bouzouki
Mark Nevin   Guitar
Simon Edwards   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Billy Bragg   Contributor
Kirsty MacColl   Songwriter,Liner Notes
Stuart Bailey   Liner Notes
Martyn Parker   Engineer
Pete Watts   Producer
Chris Whatmough   Producer

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