|Studio album by Kirsty MacColl|
|Released||March 20, 2000|
|Genre||Worldbeat, Latin Pop, Alternative Rock|
|Producer||Kirsty MacColl, Pete Glenister and Dave Ruffy|
|Kirsty MacColl chronology|
US release cover
Tropical Brainstorm is the fifth and final studio album by Kirsty MacColl, released in 2000. It was inspired by her trips to Cuba, and many tracks include Spanish or Portuguese lyrics. "Good for Me", a non-album track co-written with James Knight, was her last song.
The album was released with three extra tracks in the US.
- "Mambo De La Luna" (Kirsty MacColl, Pete Glenister, Dave Ruffy) - 4:38
- "In These Shoes?" (MacColl, Glenister) - 3:392
- "Treachery" (MacColl, Graham Gouldman) - 3:51
- "Here Comes That Man Again" (MacColl, Glenister) - 4:49
- "Autumngirlsoup" (MacColl) - 3:54
- "Celestine" (MacColl) - 3:35
- "England 2 Colombia 0" (MacColl) - 3:45
- "Não Esperando" (MacColl, Glenister) - 4:04
- "Alegria" (MacColl, Ruffy) - 2:01
- "Us Amazonians" (MacColl, Glenister) - 4:09
- "Wrong Again" (MacColl) - 4:16
- "Designer Life" (MacColl, Crouch) - 2:35
- "Head" (MacColl) - 3:56
- "Golden Heart" (MacColl, Neill MacColl) - 3:241
- "Things Happen" (MacColl, Gouldman) - 2:581
- "Good For Me" (MacColl, James Knight) - 4:101
1On US release only.
- Kirsty MacColl - vocals, autoharp, lap steel guitar
- Roy Dodds - percussion
- Pete Glenister - guitar, programming
- Chucho Merchán - bass, double bass on "Designer Life"
- Dave Ruffy - drums, programming
- Bosco DeOliveira - percussion
- Joseph de Jesus - trombone on "Celestine"
- Ernesto Estruch - piano, violin, background vocals
- Felix Gonzalez - background vocals, Cuban rap on "Mambo de la Luna"
- Omar Püente - violin, background vocals
- James Knight - saxophone on "Head"
- Ben Storey - trumpet on "In these Shoes?"
- Lee Groves - additional programming
- Mark Hinton Stewart - keyboards on "Designer Life"
- Luiz de Almeida - surdo on "Não Esperando", nylon string guitar on "Não Esperando" & "Designer Life"
- Tropical Brainstorm at AllMusic
- "Kirsty MacColl: Tropical Brainstorm". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
- Jean MacColl Sun on the Water: The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of My Daughter Kirsty MacColl - 2009 -"... things' he remembers about Kirsty and the time they spent together, he told me, I think one of my favourite memories is writing the song 'Good For Me' together. Of course, we didn't know then that it would be Kirsty's last song."
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