The Best of The Pogues
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|The Best of the Pogues|
|Greatest hits album by|
|Released||September 7, 1991|
|Genre||Celtic punk, folk punk, Celtic rock, folk rock|
|Label||Pogue Music Ltd|
|The Pogues chronology|
The Best of the Pogues is a greatest hits album by The Pogues, released in September 1991. The album was dedicated to the memory of Deborah Korner.
- "Fairytale of New York" (Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer)
- "Sally MacLennane" (MacGowan)
- "Dirty Old Town" (Ewan MacColl)
- "The Irish Rover" (Traditional, arr. The Pogues & The Dubliners)
- "A Pair of Brown Eyes" (MacGowan)
- "Streams of Whiskey" (MacGowan)
- "Rainy Night in Soho" (MacGowan)
- "Fiesta" (MacGowan, Finer, Kotscher, Lindt)
- "Rain Street" (MacGowan)
- "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" (Finer)
- "White City" (MacGowan)
- "Thousands Are Sailing" (Phil Chevron)
- "The Broad Majestic Shannon" (MacGowan)
- "The Body of an American" (MacGowan)
|Australia (ARIA Charts)||94|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||10|
|United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)||11|
Certifications and sales
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Platinum||15,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Shane MacGowan - lead vocals, guitar
- Terry Woods - cittern, vocals
- Philip Chevron - guitar, vocals
- Spider Stacy - tin whistle, vocals
- Andrew Ranken - drums
- Jem Finer - banjo, saxophone
- Darryl Hunt - bass guitar
- Kirsty MacColl - vocals on "Fairytale of New York"
- James Fearnley - accordion
- Cait O'Riordan - bass, vocals
- Siobhan Sheahan - harp on "Fairytale of New York"
- Tommy Keane - Uileann pipes on "Dirty Old Town" and "The Body of an American"
- Henry Benagh - fiddle
- Elvis Costello - acoustic guitar
- Dick Cuthell - flugelhorn on "A Rainy Night in Soho"
- Brian Clarke - alto saxophone on "Fiesta"
- Joe Cashman - tenor saxophone on "Fiesta"
- Eli Thompson - trumpet on "Fiesta"
- Chris Lee - trumpet
- Paul Taylor - trombone
- Ron Kavana - tenor banjo, mandolin on "Thousands Are Sailing"
- "Dirty Old Town" written by Ewan MacColl sung by MacGowan and members of The Dubliners
- Tracks produced by Steve Lillywhite except tracks 2, 3, 5 and 14 - Elvis Costello, track 4 - Eamonn Campbell, track 6 - Stan Brennan and track 9 - Joe Strummer
- The Best of The Pogues - The Pogues | AllMusic
- Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
- "French album certifications – the Pogues – Best Of" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
- "New Zealand album certifications – The Pogues – The Best Of". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 29 May 2019.