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Tropical Brainstorm [Import]

Kirsty MacCollAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 – 18 December 2000) was an English singer-songwriter.
MacColl scored several pop hits from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. During this era, she often sang on recordings produced by her husband Steve Lillywhite, notably those of The Smiths and the song "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 3, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: V2 Int'l
  • ASIN: B00004NJMX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,237 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

This One Has Cuban and Brazilian Influences, a Sort of 'Anglo-Latin Pop' Recording.

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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply gorgeous September 24, 2001
By Shaz
Format:Audio CD
I remember exactly where I was when I heard Kirsty MacColl was dead. I was getting off work around midnight in December 2000, and the radio announced that she'd been killed in a boating accident in Cozumel. I immediately thought back to the first time I'd heard her music; on the "She's Having a Baby" soundtrack, she covered The Smith's "You Just Haven't Earned it Yet, Baby", and I've been a fan ever since. The untimely death of this mainly underrated songstress is a huge loss for the music industry. "Tropical Brainstorm" seems a very fitting last album; a breezy, cozy CD that sounds like Kirsty was happy and enjoying life. Her obvious love of Cuba and its history is prominently displayed here, since most songs have a cuban influence. And yet, she never forgets her native Surrey, England, using phrases like "lying git" (on the track "England 2, Colombia 0"). One of my favorite tracks is a beautiful piece called "autumngirlsoup" that is tragic and lovely all at once; "I'm an autumn girl on the endless search for summer", she sings, "'cause I need some love to cook my frozen bones". If you've never experienced her music, there's no time like the present to enjoy it. BUY THIS CD. Anyone in the know understands what a blow to music this tragic loss is- I quote the chilling lyrics of "Alegria": I close my eyes, another dream arrives
Taking me deeper, into the sweet water
Filling my senses with happiness and joy
Alegria, alegria
Happiness and joy
Goodbye, Kirsty- you will be sorely missed.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't left my player for two weeks! July 30, 2001
By Jenn
Format:Audio CD
What do you get when you combine a sly British wit with an open Carribean beat and a genuine love for the Cubanos? Kirsty Maccoll! I bought this one after one listen in the store, and I haven't regretted my purchase one bit. From the fun "Mambo de la Luna" to the lighthearted sarcasm of "In these shoes" or "Here comes that man" or "England 2: Columbia 0" to the wistful "Auntumngirlsoup" to the brilliant latin beats of "Alegria" this album is a must have. I laughed nonstop through "Treachery." Starts with "I'm stalking a fan..."
Even the lyrics in Spanish are clever and fairly easy to follow, even for a student whos hasn't spoken in about four years. If I were you, I'd buy this one and "dance around in my socks."
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like Kirsty -- It Glitters, It Shines April 29, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first heard of Kirsty MacColl back in 1989 or '90, singing "Fairytale of New York" with The Pogues, the most clever, heartbreaking, and lovely Christmas song. It is like Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life," hung up with tinsel and mistletoe.
Kirsty's talents come out in full form with "Electric Landlady" from 1991. "All I Ever Wanted," "He Never Mentioned Love," "We'll Never Pass This Way Again," and "Halloween," are so wonderful because they aren't overwrought, and as a songwriter, she refuses to romanticize love all out of proportion, turning it into something niave, artificially sweet, and marketable but ultimately silly and unfamiliar. Kirsty proved that something intelligent could happen while translating relationships into songs -- that the pain and frustration they create could be transformed into something lovely, in part because these things are so familiar to people who have been in love. (Kirsty and Lloyd Cole are the only ones who seemed to get it.)
The Latin-Cuban influence heard on "My Affair" courses through "Tropical Brainstorm" from start to finish and the results are simply brilliant. Beneath the marvelous beats and rythms of islands is classic Kirsty. Love still goes wrong in "England 2 Colombia 0," "Autumngirlsoup," and "Wrong Again," but more often than not it is smart and sardonic, as in "Designer Life," "Celestine," and "Us Amazonians." My favorites -- "In These Shoes," "Treachery," and "Here Comes That Man Again" -- place Kirsty on top, well in control . . . sort of . . .
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Two years after my first listen, I'm still amazed by the range and depth of this CD. From the tropical exuberance of the Cuban-influenced "Mambo de la Luna," the Brasilian-tinged "Celestine," and the tango-esque "Treachery," to the humour of "England 2 Colombia 0" and "In These Shoes," the spare, understated emotion of "Head" and "Golden Heart," and the touching directness of "Things Happen," this work confounds the boundries between musical genres (jazz, pop, salsa, samba, etc), stylistic influences and inspirations. Above all, the work is richly infused with Kirsty's love for Latin/Brasilian music, culture, and perspective. The standouts include the haunting "Autumngirlsoup," the hilariously camp "In These Shoes," and the amazing subtlety and warmth--and the delicacy with which adolescent obsession is handled--in "Things Happen." The album is a fitting tribute to the life and talent of one of the most sensitive, intelligent, and interesting singer-songwriters of our time. In a musical landscape dominated with hype and image, its singers often devoid of any true talent, the voice of Kirsty MacColl is needed more now than ever. We miss you so much, Kirsty.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever, rhythmic, FUN
This artist was mentioned several times in a fiction novel i was reading so I thought i would check her out. Unfortunately the novel was mediocre but I LOVE THIS ALBUM. Read more
Published 2 months ago by librarylizard
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD with Brazillian influence.
It is full of Brazilian uplifting songs and percussion. The lyrics are intriguing and crafty! I'd lost my old copy, re-bought it again.
Published 7 months ago by Kathleen
5.0 out of 5 stars in THESE shoes? . . .
. . . i CERTAINLY do think so. she came, she conquered, she left way too soon. a friend once reacted with dislike and dismay to this collection, having expected i can't imagine... Read more
Published 12 months ago by dadlee
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Music!
This is a wonderful CD and the songs are hip and lovely. I especially love the first two songs on the CD and the lyrics are great too.
Published 13 months ago by Eve
5.0 out of 5 stars Kirsty MacColl
I had this cd years ago and lost it. So great to hear it again -- witty lyrics, lively music, you have to listen to it a few times to really appreciate it. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Stunner1
4.0 out of 5 stars Kirsty's swan song
I don't understand why this American version of "Tropical brainstorm" contains three bonus tracks which are not on het European version. Read more
Published on October 16, 2011 by M. Kramer
5.0 out of 5 stars This Swan Song Disc Should Have Made Kirsty a Household Name Far and...
If you like latino music--Cuban in particular--and British pop, Tropical Brainstorm is definitely the place to come! Read more
Published on September 12, 2010 by Carlisle Wheeling
5.0 out of 5 stars Every girl should have a copy
Great CD. Invite ur gurlfriends over for a wine n pedicure party n put this on.
Published on July 25, 2010 by babyrazor
5.0 out of 5 stars Kirsty MacColl Tropical Brainstorm
Exactly as described. Promptly shipped and arrived in perfect condition. I would buy from this seller again.
Published on December 8, 2009 by mcm
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicting
This is the best, most addictive CD ever. I just keep playing it over and over. All my other CDs sit in a box now.
Published on August 13, 2009 by Linda K
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