A Concert for Kirsty MacColl

A Concert for Kirsty MacColl


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A Concert for Kirsty MacColl

Recorded in October 2010 at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, A Concert for Kirsty MacColl is a heartwarming tribute but it's a fun, celebratory time as well with the wry humor the late singer so adored being well represented. After all, the big closer here is a rockabilly rumbler titled "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" ("but he's a liar and I'm not sure about you") plus, it is comedian and actress Catherine Tate who threatens to steal the show with her pitchy, but perfect in this case, delivery of the sly, Kirsty-penned classic "In These Shoes." There are tender moments, of course, with Ellie Goulding nailing the wistful "Soho Square" while old friend Billy Bragg puts the third verse (previously a Kirsty exclusive) back into his song/her hit "A New England." Still, it is Eddi Reader who pulls the heartstrings the hardest, putting self-reliance before what the heart wants on her wonderful version of "Dear John." Note that the album fades out songs during the audience applause and cuts off intros at will, so the whole concert experience is given up in favor of isolating the tracks. A minor quibble for such a major celebration, and highly recommended for Kirsty fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2013
Label: Salvo
UPC: 0698458815422
catalogNumber: 5881542
Rank: 79961

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Glenister   Guitar
Dave Ruffy   Drums
Gary Sanford   Guitar,Percussion,Background Vocals,MIDI Guitar
Nichol Thompson   Trombone
Simon Finch   Trumpet
Tim Slade   Bass,Background Vocals
Brooke Supple   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Knight   Saxophone
Michele Drees   Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Billy Bragg   Composer,Liner Notes
Kirsty MacColl   Composer
Philip Rambow   Composer
Pete Glenister   Musical Director
Shane MacGowan   Composer
Dave Ruffy   Musical Director
Ben Taylor   Producer
Jean MacColl   Liner Notes

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