Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues (1987)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Fairytale of New York by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl. This record was released in 1987, on the Stiff record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl, Irish-British Celtic Music, New York or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Fairytale of New York
Media Artist/s: The Pogues Featuring Kirsty McColl
Record Label: Stiff Music
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Rock / Folk Rock

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Additional information about this The Pogues and The Dubliners vinyl art.

The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – The Artist/s

The Pogues were an Irish-British Celtic punk band formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band was founded in Kings Cross, London, as Pogue Mahone—the anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic póg mo thóin, meaning “kiss my arse”. The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, recording several hit albums and singles. MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems but the band continued first with Joe Strummer and then with Spider Stacy on vocals before breaking up in 1996. The Pogues reformed in late 2001, and played regularly across the UK and Ireland and on the US East Coast, until dissolving again in 2014. The group did not record any new material during this second incarnation. 

Kirsty Anna MacColl (1959 – 2000) was a British singer and songwriter. She recorded several pop hits in the 1980s and 1990s, including “There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” and cover versions of Billy Bragg’s “A New England” and The Kinks’ “Days”. Her song “They Don’t Know” was covered with great success by Tracey Ullman. MacColl also sang on recordings produced by her then-husband Steve Lillywhite, most notably “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues. She died in a swimming / motorboat accident in Cuba.

Fairytale Of New York – The Song

‘Fairytale of New York’ is a song written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan and recorded by their band the Pogues, featuring singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl on vocals. The song is an Irish folk-style ballad and was written as a duet, with the Pogues’ singer MacGowan taking the role of the male character and MacColl the female character. It was originally released as a single on 23 November 1987 and later featured on the Pogues’ 1988 album If I Should Fall from Grace with God.

The Manhattan Skyline – The Shape

This record has been crafted into the silhouette of the Manhattan skyline. The Silhouette includes the Empire State Building,  The Freedom Tower, 432 Park Avenue, The Rockefeller Center, St. Patricks Cathedral and the Chrysler Building (Not too scale).

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Additional information

Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

80's

Gender

Male

Nationality

English, Irish

1 review for Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues (1987)

  1. Caroline S. (verified owner)

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    A beautiful interpretation of a timeless masterpiece.

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