Titanic Days

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Titanic Days
Studio album by Kirsty MacColl
Released October 5, 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Alternative rock, Pop rock, Folk rock, Country rock, Blues-rock

I.R.S. Records,

ZTT Records 2005 reissue
Producer Victor Van Vugt
Kirsty MacColl chronology
Electric Landlady
Titanic Days
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[2]

Titanic Days is Kirsty MacColl's fourth studio album, released in 1993.[3][4][5] Containing eleven tracks, Titanic Days was sometimes hard to get in years after its release, but it was remastered and re-released in 2005 by ZTT with a second CD of non-album tracks and some live recordings, including a version of "Miss Otis Regrets".[6] In 2012, another remastered re-issue of the album was released by Salvo/ZTT, which again featured a second disc of bonus tracks.[7]


Following her 1991 album Electric Landlady, MacColl returned to the studio to record the follow-up Titanic Days. However, in 1992, when Virgin was sold to EMI, MacColl was dropped from the label, resulting in Titanic Days being recorded without being backed by a record deal. When the album was completed, ZTT Records agreed to release the album as a "one-off" release.[8][9]

The album was recorded at a time when MacColl's marriage to Steve Lillywhite was disintegrating. As such, the album's material reflected her personal issues at that time.[10] The album was recorded in a small home studio at Ealing, due to the limited budget. The musicians who appeared on the recordings, largely from MacColl's own live band, had agreed to wait for payment for their contributions until a record deal was agreed upon. MacColl and her band spent two days at Townhouse Studios in London, where all the backing tracks were recorded.[11]

Track listing[edit]

CD One[edit]

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

  1. "You Know It's You" - 4:01
  2. "Soho Square" - 4:25
  3. "Angel" - 5:07 (MacColl)
  4. "Last Day of Summer" - 4:22
  5. "Bad" - 2:47 (MacColl)
  6. "Can't Stop Killing You" - 4:12 (MacColl, Johnny Marr)
  7. "Titanic Days" - 5:43
  8. "Don't Go Home" - 4:11
  9. "Big Boy on a Saturday Night" - 3:58
  10. "Just Woke Up" - 4:02 (MacColl, Dave Ruffy)
  11. "Tomorrow Never Comes" - 4:47

CD Two[edit]

  1. "Angel" (Piano Mix) - 3:18
  2. "Fabulous Garden" - 3:15
  3. "King Kong" - 3:57
  4. "Dear John" - 2:43
  5. "Miss Otis Regrets" (Recorded live at the Belly Up Club, Solana Beach, San Diego 1 Dec 93) - 3:03
  6. "Free World" (Recorded live at the Belly Up Club, Solana Beach, San Diego 1 Dec 93) - 2:45
  7. "Touch Me" - 3:36
  8. "Irish Cousin" - 4:48
  9. "Angel" (Single Mix) - 3:42
  10. "Angel" (Stuart Critchton Remix) - 6:24
  11. "Angel" (Into The Light Mix) - 5:36
  12. "Angel" (Apollo 440 Remix) - 8:80

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
UK Albums Chart[12] 47



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