A Concert for Kirsty MacColl by Various Artists

Kirsty MacColl’s voice graced much of my 80s and 90s, especially her definitive versions of Ray Davies’ ‘Days’ and Billy Bragg’s ‘A New England’. More than 10 years after her death, she is remembered for being brave and independent and always willing to try something new.

Paying tribute on this record are Alison Moyet, Billy Bragg and Ellie Goulding among others. Also available are newly expanded and remastered editions of some of MacColl’s classic albums: Desperate Character, Electric Landlady, Kite, Titanic Days.

Michael Awosoga-Samuel is a bookseller and music specialist at Readings Carlton.