i\’m a man you don\’t meet everyday
This is quite possibly my favourite Pogues song, culled certainly from my favourite Pogues\’ album, a traditional arrangement delivered with stunning clarity and understatement not by Shane MacGowan on this occasion, but by the incredibly beautiful Caitlin O\’ Riordan. This is forever a New Year\’s Eve staple in my house.
Beauty, of course, will burn you eventually if you can\’t let go.
Henry Banagh: fiddle; Dick Cuthell: horns; Shane MacGowan: vocals; Caitlin O\’ Riordan: vocals, bass; Spider Stacey: tin whistle; James Fearnley: accordion; Andrew Ranken: drums; Philip Chevron: guitar; Jim Finer: banjo; Tommy Keane: uileann pipes.
Produced by Elvis Costello and Philip Chevron. Recorded at Elephant Studios, London. \”The Raft of the Medusa\” by Théodore Géricault, 1818-19.
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