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Kirsty MacColl Kite

I was never a fan of French and Saunders. However, I used to video it, yes, I am that old, and sit with the fast forward button just in case Kirsty was on. She made several appearances singing her songs whilst French & Saunders goofed around.


Kirsty had a couple of solo hits, sang backing vocals on loads of albums that sometimes were being produced by her then husband Steve Lillywhite.


She will always be known for Fairytale of New York and sadly her tragic death.


What she should be really known for is this album, it should have sold millions and won multiple awards. It got to number thirty-four, Jason Donovan was number one, no words needed, there is but I am trying to not swear in these reviews.


Johnny Marr played and co-wrote on a few tracks but this is Kirsty’s album. Her voice is multi-tracked so she harmonises with herself, to these ears one of the best vocalists this country has produced, just listen to The End of a Perfect Day, I hope you agree.


How can you not love an album that attacks Thatcher, Free World and the shallowness of fame, Fifteen Minutes.


You Just Haven’t Earned it Yet, Baby is the best Smiths cover ever.


A tragic loss to the music world but this album can do nothing but uplift.


8/10


GIVE IT A STREAM: Free World

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