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Electric Landlady

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Download links and information about Electric Landlady by Kirsty MacColl. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 51:30 minutes.

Artist: Kirsty MacColl
Release date: 1991
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 51:30
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Walking Down Madison 6:35
2. All I Ever Wanted 3:50
3. Children of the Revolution 3:58
4. Halloween 3:39
5. My Affair 5:24
6. Lying Down 4:48
7. He Never Mentioned Love 3:51
8. We'll Never Pass This Way Again 4:25
9. The Hardest Word 4:36
10. Maybe It's Imaginary 2:13
11. My Way Home 4:26
12. The One And Only 3:45

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As if to counter the acoustic textures of 1989’s Kite, 1991’s Electric Landlady starts with a club rhythm straight out of Manchester's discos. And yet, “Walking Down Madison” (cowritten by Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, a frequent MacColl collaborator) feels as true to MacColl’s spirit as any of her earlier work. Her voice's delicacy doesn't mask her fearlessness—instead it heightens it. Her writing has always been direct but also seductive. That unique disposition is epitomized in “Halloween,” “Lying Down," and “He Never Mentioned Love.” Though MacColl was never interested in hewing to the narrow musical tastes of her father (esteemed folk singer Ewan MacColl), “Children of the Revolution” does carry on the legacy of his labor politics. Other songs, like “The One and Only” and “Maybe It’s Imaginary,” hark to a vision of traditional folk but are delivered with MacColl’s personal twist. Far from a traditionalist, she's more than anything enamored of The Smiths and The Beatles. At the same time, “My Affair” and “We’ll Never Pass This Way Again” propose a more ethereal companion to the sensual jazz of Sade.