Monday, 10 May 2010

They don't know - Tracey Ullman

Kirsty MacColl wrote and recorded 'They don't know' in 1979. It was a popular song on the radio in the UK, but a strike at her distributors prevented the single from being shipped and promoted properly, preventing release of the single. The song was not included on any album, but later appeared on a compilation album 'Galore' (amongst others).

In 1983, Tracey Ullman recorded a cover version of the song on her debut album, 'You broke my heart in 17 places'. It became the album's most successful single, charting in the top ten of various national charts including a number 2 placing in the UK and number 8 in the USA and the Netherlands. MacColl performed backing vocals on Ullman's version and keeping her original "bay-ay-be-ee" in the middle of the song.

My collection: 7" single no. 4845
Found: Record fair, Den Haag, May 8, 2010
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'They don't know' / 'The B side'

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