The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York [SkidVid Gold]_XviD.avi
ABOUT 'SkidVid Gold' VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged 'SkidVid Gold'. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
THE POGUES Feat. KIRSTY MacCOLL - FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK [SkidVid Gold_XviD], single/video released in the UK December 1987.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 720x540 XviD.
ScreenShots included in file.
The Pogues are a band of mixed Irish and English background, playing traditional Irish music with influences from punk rock and jazz, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. They reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, until MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems.
'Fairytale Of New York' is a Christmas song by Anglo-Irish folk-rock group The Pogues, and featuring the English singer Kirsty MacColl. The song is an Irish folk style ballad, written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan, and featured on The Pogues' album 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God'. The song features string arrangements by Fiachra Trench. 'Fairytale Of New York' was released as a single in 1987 and reached No.1 in the Irish charts and No.2 in the British charts, over Christmas [the time of peak sales]. The song has become a festive classic in the UK and Ireland over the years, and was voted the best Christmas song of all time three years running in 2004, 2005 and 2006 in polls by music channel VH1 UK, despite not achieving Christmas Number One when it was released. It was also voted as the 27th greatest song never to reach UK No.1 in another VH1 poll, and also voted as the 84th greatest song of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners in their "Sold on Song" top 100 poll. The song takes the form of a drunken man's Christmas Eve reverie about holidays past while sleeping off a binge in a New York City drunk tank. After an inebriated old man also incarcerated in the jail cell sings a passage from the Irish drinking ballad 'The Rare Old Mountain Dew', the drunken man [MacGowan] begins to dream about a failed relationship. The remainder of the song takes the form of a call and response between two Irish immigrants, lovers or ex-lovers, their youthful hopes crushed by alcoholism and drug addiction, reminiscing and bickering on Christmas Eve in New York City.
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