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  1. katry Says:

    Andy Rooney quote

  2. Hedley Says:

    14 years ago, Kirsty was lost in a terrible boating accident in Mexico.

    The Fairytale of New York has never quite been the Christmas Number One in the old country but this might really be the year. What is the best Christmas song of all time ? I dunno but this song still gives me chills.

    You can read online how Steve had the raw tapes from the Pogues and got this done with Kirsty MacColl.

    Its that time of year to remember and Christmas would not be Christmas without this special song

      • katry Says:

        minicapt,
        This is so different than The Pogues version. It sounds brighter though I’m not sure that’s the right word I’m looking for. Maybe a bit more hopeful.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I played a few years ago, but I should be playing it every year. I get chills when Kirsty starts to sing.

      I just read the whole background of the song. I didn’t realize that Kirsty was sort of an after thought-a give it a try. I can’t imagine the song without her.

      • Hedley Says:

        Yea, Shane had it kicking around for a while and at the time Steve Lillywhite was their producer. They had not been able to get it right with Cait who was about to leave the band.
        Steve worked on it over a weekend with Kirsty and it was something wonderful.
        I can’t listen to any other versions of this. It belongs to Kirsty and Shane, especially today. A recent article mentioned that each year the song generates about $500,000 for the writers – cue Nick Hornby and “About a Boy”

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        That it was recorded away from the studio on a weekend still amazes me.

        It was definitely something wonderful. I find it amazing it still generates so much money every year.


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