Magazine article New Internationalist

From Croydon to Cuba ... an Anthology

Magazine article New Internationalist

From Croydon to Cuba ... an Anthology

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From Croydon to Cuba... An Anthology

by Kirsty MacColl (EMI KMBOXi 3CD)

While it's still uncertain as to who it was that killed Kirsty MacColl in that speedboat strike in Mexico, what is beyond dispute is that Britain lost one of its finest songwriters on that day in December 2000. As a singer, MacColl was a great storyteller, and as a songwriter a sharp observer, as anyone who's felt the chill that howls through 'Fairy Tale of New York', the song she cut with the Rogues, can testify.

There's little in a 2i-year recording career that From Croydon to Cuba's 65 songs miss. The first tracks have a Motown feel with their harmonies and swing. By the mid-igSos, MacColl had found her sweetly sour edge, something brought out to full flavour on Billy Bragg's A New England'. …

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