Electric Landlady

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Electric Landlady
Studio album by Kirsty MacColl
Released 25 June 1991
Genre Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Blues-Rock, World Music
Length 51:49
Label Virgin Records
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Kirsty MacColl chronology
Kite
(1989)
Electric Landlady
(1991)
Titanic Days
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Electric Landlady is Kirsty MacColl's third studio album. Released in 1991, it was her second Capitol Records release and second collaboration with producer/husband Steve Lillywhite. The title was given when MacColl found it to be the name that was accidentally written on some early pressings of Jimi Hendrix's album Electric Ladyland.[2]

Landlady was MacColl's most successful U.S. release, owing to the lead track "Walking Down Madison", which peaked at #4 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The longest song of the album, it features guest vocals by rapper Aniff Cousins, and was originally written for Alison Moyet.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Kirsty MacColl and Mark E. Nevin; except where indicated

Original Release[edit]

  1. "Walking Down Madison" 6:35 (MacColl, Johnny Marr)
  2. "All I Ever Wanted" 3:51 (MacColl, Marshall Crenshaw)
  3. "Children of the Revolution" 4:00 (MacColl, Johnny Marr)
  4. "Halloween" 3:38
  5. "My Affair" 5:25
  6. "Lying Down" 4:51 (MacColl, Pete Glenister)
  7. "He Never Mentioned Love" 3:53 (MacColl, Jem Finer)
  8. "We'll Never Pass This Way Again" 4:33
  9. "The Hardest Word" 4:36 (MacColl, Hamish MacColl)
  10. "Maybe It's Imaginary" 2:13
  11. "My Way Home" 4:27 (MacColl, Pete Glenister)
  12. "The One and Only" 3:42

2005 Re-Release[edit]

  1. "Walking Down Madison" 6:35
  2. "All I Ever Wanted" 3:51
  3. "Children of the Revolution" 4:00
  4. "Halloween" 3:38
  5. "My Affair" 5:25
  6. "Lying Down" 4:51
  7. "He Never Mentioned Love" 3:53
  8. "We'll Never Pass This Way Again" 4:33
  9. "The Hardest Word" 4:36
  10. "Maybe It's Imaginary" 2:13
  11. "My Way Home" 4:27
  12. "The One and Only" 3:42
  13. "Don't Go Near the Water" (Mike Love, Alan Jardine)
  14. "One Good Thing"
  15. "Darling, Let's Have Another Baby" (Fred Berk)
  16. "My Affair" (Bass Sexy Remix)
  17. "Walking Down Madison" (6am Ambient Remix)

Personnel[edit]

  • Kirsty MacColl - vocals
  • Pete Glenister - guitar
  • Elliot Randall - guitar
  • Mark E. Nevin - guitar
  • Ian Aitken - guitar
  • Johnny Marr - guitar
  • Colin Stuart - guitar, fiddle
  • Philip Chevron - guitar
  • Robert Ameen - drums
  • Mel Gaynor - drums
  • David Palmer - drums
  • Andrew Ranken - drums
  • Sal Cuevas - bass
  • Pino Palladino - bass
  • Darryl Hunt - bass
  • Guy Pratt - bass
  • Dave Valentin - alto flute, ocarina, pipes
  • Milton Cardona - conga
  • Ite Jerez - trumpet
  • Lloyd Carter - violin
  • Jimmy Chambers - background vocals
  • George Chandler - background vocals
  • Felix Ferrar - violin
  • Angel Fernandez - trumpet
  • Jem Finer - banjo
  • Oscar Hernández - piano
  • Lewis Kahn - trombone, violin
  • Judd Lander - harmonica
  • Adrian Lillywhite - tambourine
  • Bob Loveday - violin
  • Hamish MacColl - keyboards
  • Jose Mangual - bongos
  • Enrique Orengo - cello
  • Marc Quiñones - timbales
  • Steve Sacks - alto saxophone
  • Ed Shearmur - piano, clavinet
  • Joseph J. Shepley - trumpet
  • Terry Woods - cittern
  • Aniff Cousins - rap
  • James Fearnley - accordion
  • Trevor Gray - organ, synthesizer, programming
  • Jody Linscott - percussion
  • Leopoldo Pineda - trombone
  • Spider Stacy - tin whistle
  • Joe Shepley - trumpet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pilchak, Angela M. (2005). "MacColl, Kirsty". Contemporary Musicians 51. Retrieved 2006-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Tribute Concert for Kirsty MacColl". Johnnymarrplaysguitar.com. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

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