In celebration of the career of Kirsty MacColl, ‘See That Girl’ 1979-2000 is a brand new
eight CD boxset that brings together 161 tracks recorded between 1979 and 2000.
Compiled in collaboration with Kirsty’s estate, it features 47 previously unreleased
recordings including her second album ‘Real’, recorded in 1983 but was never released.
‘See That Girl’ 1979-2000 is released on 27 October 2023 on CD and digitally.
‘Lullaby For Ezra’, a previously unreleased track recorded at the end of 1982/early 1983
is available to stream now. Written by Kirsty with Lu Edmonds it was originally set for
inclusion on ‘Real’.
An additional limited edition 7-inch of ‘You Caught Me Out’ (A) and ‘Boys’ (B) is also to
be released on 27 October. Originally scheduled for release on the iconic Stiff Records
label in October 1979, it was allocated the catalogue number BUY 57, but was never
released. The A-Side was written by Kirsty with Simon Crowe and Pete Briquette of the
Boomtown Rats and the picture sleeve uses an unpublished contemporary photo of the
trio taken by acclaimed photographer Adrian Boot, and is sure to become a collectors
item for fans of Kirsty and of the label.
Alongside all of Kirsty’s singles, ‘See That Girl’ 1979-2000 includes album favourites,
extended versions, B-Sides and bonus tracks, previously unreleased demo recordings,
live sets form the Glastonbury Festival in 1992, and the Jazz Café, London in 1999, plus
studio sessions and live performances originally recorded for BBC radio and television.
The final disc is a selection of collaborations with other artists, as either singer or
songwriter, and further illustrates how in-demand and versatile Kirsty’s extraordinary
The whole set is contained in a 24cm x 24cm slipcase with the eight discs packaged in two
gatefold sleeves. A 60-page hardback full colour book features new and extensive sleeve notes
from respected author and journalist Jude Rogers, who beautifully walks through the whole
of Kirsty’s life highlighting her inspiration and influence along the way as well as speaking
with close family, friends and fellow musicians who kindly contribute. There are also rare and
previously unseen photos.