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The Pogues: Anthologies


Soundtrack: Sid And Nancy: Love Kills
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  • Sid And Nancy: Love Kills
    • 1986 - MCA Records MCA-6181 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Love Kills (Title Track)— Joe Strummer (J. Strummer )
    2. HauntedThe Pogues (MacGowan )
    3. Pleasure And Pain— Steve Jones (S. Jones )
    4. Chinese Choppers— Pray For Rain (D. Wul )
    5. Love Kills— Circle Jerks (Hetson/Clarke/Morris/Schloss )
    6. Off The Boat— Pray For Rain (D. Wul )
  • Side Two
    1. Dum Dum Club— Joe Strummer (J. Strummer )
    2. Burning Room— Pray For Rain (D. Wul )
    3. She Never Took No For An Answer— John Cale (Cale/Sloman )
    4. JunkThe Pogues (Finer )
    5. I Wanna Be Your Dog— Gary Oldman (Alexander/Osterberg/Asheton/Asheton )
    6. My Way— Gary Oldman (Francois, Reveaux/Anka )
    7. Taxi To Heaven— Pray For Rain (D. Wul)

  • Credits
    • Producers:
      • Graham Walker (Pray For Rain & Gary Oldman Tracks)
      • Circle Jerks ("Love Kills")
      • Craig Leon ("Haunted")
      • Dave Jordan ("Junk")
      • E.T. Thorngren ("Love Kills (Title Track)")
      • Joe Strummer ("Dum Dum Club")
      • John Cale ("She Never Took No For An Answer")
      • Steve Jones ("Pleasure And Pain")
    • Cover Design: September
    • Liner Notes: Alex Cox
    • Soundtrack Consultant: Kathy Nelson

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Soundtrack: Straight To Hell
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  • Straight To Hell
    • 1987 - Hell (Stiff) Records DIABLO 1 LP

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  • Side One
    1. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Ennio Morricone) — The Pogues
    2. Rake At The Gates Of Hell (Shane MacGowan) — The Pogues
    3. If I Should Fall From Grace With God (Shane MacGowan) — The Pogues
    4. Rabinga (Philip Chevron) — The Pogues - featuring Del Zamora
    5. Evil Darling (Joe Strummer) — Joe Strummer
  • Side Two
    1. Big Nothing (MacManus) — The MacManus Gang
    2. Money, Guns And Coffee (Dan Wul) — Pray For Rain
    3. Ambush At Mystery Rock (Joe Strummer) — Joe Strummer
    4. Salsa Y Ketchup (Zander Schloss) — Zander Schloss
    5. The Killers (Main Title Theme) (Dan Wul) — Pray For Rain
    6. Danny Boy — The Pogues - featuring Cait O'Riordan

  • Musicians
    • Bass: Zander Schloss — ("Money, Guns And Coffee")
    • 12 String Mandolin: Zander Schloss — ("The Killers")
  • Credits
    • Producers:
      • Ann Fry & Jeffery Norman — (Pray For Rain Tracks)
      • Dave Jordan & Paul Scully — (Pogues Tracks — except "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly")
      • Dave Jordan — ("The Good, The Bad And The Ugly")
      • Joe Strummer — ("Evil Darling" & "Ambush At Mystery Rock")
      • Declan MacManus — ("Big Nothing")
      • Keith Clark & Zander Schloss — ("Salsa Y Ketchup")
    • Remix: Herbie "Mastermind" Laidley — ("The Good, The Bad And The Ugly")
    • Mixed by Tom Swift — ("Big Nothing")
    • Recorded by Colin Fairley — ("Big Nothing")
    • Mixed by Philip Bagenal — (tracks: S1-4, S1-5, S2-2, S2-3, S2-5)
    • Drum Programming: Johnny Shinas — ("Evil Darling" & "Ambush At Mystery Rock")
    • Music Coordinator: David Botterell
    • Front Cover Illustration: Blair Drawson
    • Stills Photography by Tom Collins

Notes

This is the soundtrack to Alex Cox's 1987 western spoof starring Dennis Hopper, The Clash's Joe Strummer and Elvis Costello. Many of the 11 tracks are exclusive. Features five cuts by The Pogues, two from Strummer, two from Pray For Rain, and one apiece by The MacManus Gang and Zander Schloss.


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Various: LILT: For the Children (Album)
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  • LILT: For the Children
    • 1990 - Alias Records ETLP 191 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Tralee Trembles — Terry Woods on Citern
    2. Blackwaterside
    3. Johnny — Terry Woods on Lead Vocals & Spider Stacey on Backing Vocals
    4. Child Of Ulster — Terry Woods on Concertina
  • Side Two
    1. Caoimhneadh Róisín/Tré, Ceathar, A Hocht — Terry Woods on Concertina & Citern
    2. The Less Said...
    3. For The Children — Philip Chevron & Mary Coughlan on Lead Vocals
    4. Irish Ways — Shane MacGowan & Ron Kavana on Lead Vocals

  • Credits
    • Written, Arranged and Produced by Ron Kavana
    • Recorded:
      • Summer "86 At Etude Studio London — Engineer: Colin Bainbridge
      • March "88 at the Firehouse studio London — Engineer: Martin Adam
    • Mixed: Ron Kavana & Dave Young, Oct. "90 at Sarm East Studio, London
    • Engineer: Stephen Fitzmaurice

Notes

The London Irish Trust (LILT) is a voluntary group of London Based Artists, Musicians, Poets, Actors etc. LILT was formed in 1985 to work for Peace in Northern Ireland.

All profits from sales of this album will be directly donated to the Belfast Charitable Trust for Integrated Education (B.E.I.T.I.E.)

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Various: The Last Temptation Of Elvis
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  • The Last Temptation Of Elvis
    • 1990 - New Musical Express NME LP 038/039 LP

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  • Side One
    1. Viva Las Vegas — Bruce Springsteen
    2. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear — Sydney Youngblood
    3. Loving You — Tanita Tikaram
    4. Let's Have A Party — Robert Plant
    5. Got A Lot O'Livin' To Do — The Pogues
    6. Love Me Tender — Holly Johnson
  • Side Two
    1. It's Now Or Never — Paul McCartney
    2. Mean Woman Blues — Dion DiMucci
    3. Guitar Man — Jesus And Mary Chain, The
    4. King Creole — Cath Carroll & Steve Albini
    5. Young And Beautiful — Aaron Neville
    6. (There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car — The Vivian Stanshall & Big Boys
    7. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care — The Primitives
  • Side Three
    1. Can't Help Falling In Love — Hall & Oates
    2. Crawfish — The Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra
    3. Return To Sender — Ian McCulloch
    4. Trouble — Fuzzbox
    5. Thanks To The Rolling Sea — The Hollow Men
    6. Follow That Dream — The Blow Monkeys
    7. Blue Suede Shoes — Lemmy & The Upsetters With Mick Green
  • Side Four
    1. Wooden Heart — The Nanci Griffith & Blue Moon Orchestra
    2. Down In The Alley — The Jeff Healey Band
    3. Jailhouse Rock — The Cramps
    4. Marguerita — Les Negresses Vertes
    5. Rock-A-Hula-Baby — Pop Will Eat Itself
    6. King Of The Whole Wide World — Elvis Presley

  • Credits
    • The Pogues:
      • Producer: David Jordan
      • Engineer: Damian Korner & Ted Bunting
      • Assistant Engineer: Jesse Gillett
      • Recorded at Korner Studios, West London
    • Executive Producer: Roy Carr
    • Associate Producer: Danny Kelly & David Roper
    • All profits from this album are to be donated to the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre, London.
    • This album is dedicated to the memory of Roger Scott

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Various: Red, Hot & Blue
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  • Red, Hot & Blue
    • 1990 - Chrysalis CHR 1799 LP (x 2)

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  • Side One
    1. I've Got You Under My Skin — Neneh Cherry
    2. In The Still Of The Night — The Neville Brothers
    3. You Do Something To Me — Sinéad O'Connor
    4. Begin The Beguine — Salif Keita
    5. Love For Sale — Fine Young Cannibals
  • Side Two
    1. Well, Did You Evah! — Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop
    2. Miss Otis Regrets/Just One Of Those Things — Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues
    3. Don't Fence Me In — David Byrne
    4. It's All Right With Me — Tom Waits
    5. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye — Annie Lennox
  • Side Three
    1. Night And Day — U2
    2. I Love Paris — Les Negresses Vertes
    3. So In Love — k.d. lang
    4. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? — Thompson Twins
    5. Too Darn Hot — Erasure
  • Side Four
    1. I Get A Kick Out Of You — Jungle Brothers
    2. Down In The Depths — Lisa Stansfield
    3. From This Moment On — Jimmy Somerville
    4. After You — Jody Watley
    5. Do I Love You? — Aztec Camera

  • Credits
    • All Songs Written by Cole Porter
    • Graphic Execution: Costa & Valério
    • A tribute to Cole Porter to benefit AIDS research and relief
    • The Pogues:
      • Producer: Steve Lillywhite
      • Engineer: Chris Dickie
      • Assistant Engineer: Daniel Duncan & Nigel Godrich
      • Vocals: Kirsty MacColl & Shane MacGowan

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Various: LILT (12" & 7 " Singles)

  • LILT
    • 1991 - Alias Records 12 ET 6 [12"]
    • 1991 - Alias Records ET 6 [7"]

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  • Side One
    1. Irish Ways (Ron Kavana) — Shane MacGowan & Ron Kavana on Lead Vocals
  • Side Two
    1. For The Children (Ron Kavana) — Philip Chevron & Mary Coughlan on Lead Vocals
    2. Callin' Me Home Again (Instrumental) (Ron Kavana)

  • Credits
    • Producer & Arranged by Ron Kavana
    • Recorded: Summer 1986 at Etude Studios, London
      • Engineer: Colin Bainbridge
    • Recorded: March 1988 at Firehouse Studios, London
      • Engineer: Martin Adam
    • Mixed: October 1990 at Sarm East Studios, London by Dave Young, Ron Kavana
      • Engineer: Stephen Fitzmaurice
    • Photography: Mary Scanlon
    • Design: Phil Smee
  • Notes:
    • "Callin' Me Home Again" only appears on the 12" release …

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Soundtrack: Garbo
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  • Garbo
    • 1992 - Mushroom D30616 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Hey Boys — Mark Seymour & Paul Kelly
    2. Freedom — Scott Carne
    3. Garbo — Steve Kearney
    4. One Fine Day — James Freud
    5. In And Out (S. MacGowan / J. Finer) — The Pogues
    6. Treaty — Yothu Yindi
    7. Dreaming — Nemo
    8. I Want You Kate — Ceberano
    9. Not In Love — The Shivers
    10. Brave — Kate Ceberano

  • Notes
    • The Pogues contribute one song ("In and Out") to this very hard to find Australian motion picture soundtrack.
    • "In and Out" subsequently appears on the 2008 box set Just Look Them In The Eye …
    • To my knowledge, the only releases of this song.

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Expanded — Soundtrack: Straight To Hell — Returns
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  • Straight To Hell — Returns
    • 2004 - Ace CDWIKD 239 CD

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  • Track List:
    1. Evil Darling (Joe Strummer) — Joe Strummer
    2. Long Cool Day In Hell (Jem Finer) — The Pogues
    3. The Killers (main title) (Dan Wool) — Pray For Rain
    4. Three Deadly Cars (Dan Wool) — Pray For Rain
    5. Spoils (Dan Wool) — Pray For Rain
    6. Bolero del Perro Listo (James Fearnley) — The Pogues
    7. Fabienne — Miguel Sandoval
    8. Night On Bald Mountain (M.P. Mussorgsky) — The Pogues
    9. Blood Sausage (Dan Wool) — Zander Schloss
    10. Ambush at Mystery Rock (Joe Strummer) — Joe Strummer
    11. Harmonicas (Andrew Ranken, Darryl Hunt, Jem Finer, Peter Stacy, Philip Chevron, Shane MacGowan, Terry Woods) — The Pogues
    12. Widdle Binky Boo (Dan Wool, Zander Schloss) — Zander Schloss
    13. Rabinga (Philip Chevron) — Pray For Rain
    14. Big Question Mark (Jem Finer) — The Pogues
    15. L'Amoria (Philip Chevron) — The Pogues
    16. Obsession (Jem Finer) — The Pogues
    17. Salsa y Ketchup (Zander Schloss) — Zander Schloss
    18. Quiet Day In Blanco Town (Jem Finer) — The Pogues
    19. Sadistic Sausage (Dan Wool) — Zander Schloss
    20. If I Should Fall from Grace with God (Shane MacGowan) — The Pogues
    21. Danny Boy (Fred Weatherly) — The Pogues
    22. Insipid Sausage (Dan Wool, Zander Schloss) — Zander Schloss & Pray For Rain
    23. Shoot Out (Dan Wool) — Pray For Rain
    24. Fan Out (Dan Wool) — Pray For Rain
    25. Big Nothing (Declan MacManus) — The MacManus Gang
    26. Taranta del Fuente (James Fearnley, Jem Finer) — The Pogues
    27. High Fives (Dan Wool) — Zander Schloss
    28. Rake at the Gates of Hell (end titles) (Shane MacGowan) — The Pogues

  • Credits
    • 2004 Edition Produced by Philip Chevron and Dan Wood
  • Notes:
    • Two tracks from the 1987 release are omitted from this expanded version — "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" & "Money, Guns And Coffee"
    • I have not been able to find full credits for the expanded release, but I would assume the producing and mixing would be the same as the original 1987 release:
      • Pogues tracks produced by Dave Jordan & Paul Scully; Pray For Rain tracks by Ann Fry & Jeffery Norman and so on …

Sleeve Notes

The two year gap between the Oktuary 1986 release of the 'Poguetry In Motion' EP and the November 1987 release of 'Fairytale Of New York' was a period of frustration and evolution for the Pogues as a recording act. The tedious legal saga of our transition from the ailing Stiff Records to ZTT/Warners in Europe and Island Records in North America seemed endless, and in all that time, we managed only some peripheral recording projects. One of these, the 'Irish Rover' single with the Dubliners, gave us our first Top 10 hit in the UK.

But if we were deprived of an outlet for the work, the period was nevertheless also characterised by some fertile creativity. As musicians and writers we responded compulsively to our environment and, with the almost constant touring against an ever-changing backdrop, we were rarely far from the next source of stimulation, the next element to be tested against our sound and duly absorbed. And you thought we just hung out in bars with Tom Waits and his mother?

Well, we did that too. But mostly, like all well-travelled groups, we hung out in the bandwagon, the tour bus which, when it was not a sanity-threatening sarcophagus, was a hub of experimentation and musical ambition. It's hard to escape the possibility that between "Rum, Sodomy And The Lash" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" there may be a missing Pogues album floating around some parallel universe.

Thanks Zeus for Alex Cox then!

Alex, who had directed the promo for 'A Pair Of Brown Eyes', hired us to write some music for his Sid And Nancy movie, including Shane's song 'Haunted', which we cut with Ramones producer Craig Leon as a one-off single for MCA Records. He then booked us, along with Joe Strummer and Elvis Costello, for a four-week Solidarity Tour of Nicaragua. The financial end of that tour collapsed, leaving Cox with a bunch of expensive musos and a blank diary. But Alex is nothing if not recourceful and within days he had instead raised, from Island Records, enough money to make a movie with his rag-tag repertory company. And that is how we found ourselves melting in the desert of southern Spain, near Almeria, in the Mad Dogs and Irishmen days and nights of high Summer 1986.

If there is ever a place to discuss the relative merits of the Pogues as actors

[for some reason, I was personally never offered another picture after Straight To Hell] this is not it. in any case, once the novelty of the clapper-board wore off we reverted to from, getting 'splattered' [thank you Kathy Burke] on vino tinto and heading into town to clean out the local Spanish guitar store. If not all the musicians working on this picture were natural actors, certainly the reverse was not true, and the musical atmosphere on and off the Blanco Town location was robust, competitive even. Much of the Straight To Hell score - the pieces written by Dan Wool excepted - seems to have been at least partly written in Spain. With the Pogues' contributions, we further developed our ideas back in London's Elephant Studios with our trusty recording squad of Paul Scully, Dave Jordan and Nick Robbins.

The original Straight To Hell album, released by Stiff in 1987, was more a souvenir than an actual soundtrack recording, which explains why no less than nine Pogues tracks from the film make their public debut on this CD. We always liked these pieces and are delighted they've been released at last.

For the real deal on how it was in Almeria that Summer, though, you have to got to 'Fiesta' on the "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" album. By Oktuary 1988, when that album came out, we'd had enough of keeping our stories to ourselves.

Philip Chevron
June 2004


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