02 October 2009

SINEAD O'CONNOR


I think I've mentioned several times that I'm a big fan of Sinéad O'Connor. I absolutely adore her early, angry stuff, and most of her newer releases are great, too. In fact, I think I'm one of the few that actually really liked her Rasta album, Throw Down Your Arms.

That being said, here's a large batch of tracks from a self-made compilation of non-album tracks. These compilations are where I get most of the material I post here. As I collect music, I compile it (as I'm sure many others out there do) into these discs. Makes it easier to listen to, and takes up less space on the shelf.

With Sinéad, I currently have 9 full discs of material outside of her regular albums. No, I'm not planning to post all of it, as much of it can still be easily had through the usual places.

Here's the full track list of my own "Volume One", which are all from the late eighties and early nineties. I've not upped the tracks that are available on her own readily available compilations.

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01 The Edge with Sinéad O'Connor - "Heroine" From the Captive soundtrack - available on So Far. (buy)
02 The Colourfield with Sinéad O'Connor - "Monkey In Winter" B-side of "She" - available on Collaborations. (buy)
03 Sinéad O'Connor - "Still Listening" B-side of "Mandinka"
04 Sinéad O'Connor with MC Lyte - "I Want Your (Hands On Me)" (video remix)
05 Sinéad O'Connor - "Someday My Prince Will Come" From the Disney tribute album, Stay Awake. (buy) (also features Los Lobos, Tom Waits, etc.)
06 Sinéad O'Connor - "My Donald" (live) A.k.a. "Donald O". A traditional song, recorded in Milan, Italy, Nov. 2, 1990.
07 Sinéad O'Connor - "Jump In the River" (soundtrack version) An earlier mix, from the Married To the Mob soundtrack.
08 Sinéad O'Connor - "I Am Stretched On Your Grave" (live A Capella version) Audio from the Value of Ignorance video, recorded in London in 1988.
09 The The with Sinéad O'Connor - "Kingdom of Rain" From The The's album Mind Bomb (buy) - also available on Collaborations. (buy)
10 Christy Moore with Sinéad O'Connor - "The Mad Lady and Me" From Christy's album Voyage. (buy)
11 Christy Moore with Sinéad O'Connor - "Middle of the Island" Also from Voyage. (buy)
12 Sinéad O'Connor - "Ave Maria" A short excerpt from the movie Hush-A-Bye Baby.
13 Sinéad O'Connor - "Damn Your Eyes" (Etta James cover) B-side of "Three Babies" - available on the remastered I Do Not Want. . . (buy)
14 Sinéad O'Connor - "Troy" (live) B-side of "Three Babies" - available on I Do Not Want. . . (buy)
15 Sinéad O'Connor - "The Value of Ignorance" B-side of "Three Babies". I'm not sure why this isn't on the remaster.
16 Sinéad O'Connor - "What Do U Want?" B-side of "The Emperor's New Clothes" - available on I Do Not Want. . . (buy)
17 Sinéad O'Connor and The Band - "Mother" (live Pink Floyd cover) From The Wall: Live In Berlin. (buy)
18 Sinéad O'Connor - "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (live Smiths cover) Bootleg recording from 1988.

If that's not enough of a fix for you Sinéad fans, pick up the albums:

The Lion and The Cobra, 1988 (buy)
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, 1990 (buy) (buy remaster)
Am I Not Your Girl?, 1992
Universal Mother, 1994 (buy)
Faith and Courage, 2000 (buy)
Sean-Nós Nua, 2002 (buy)
She Who Dwells, 2003 (buy)
Throw Down Your Arms, 2005 (buy)
Theology, 2007 (buy)



On a completely unrelated note - have you heard all the hubbub about British pop singer Lilly Allen?

It seems she posted a pro-copyright diatribe on her blog last week about how all the downloading of songs is killing the record industry. All the usual arguments.

Naturally, she received quit a bit of backlash from fans, non-fans, fellow musicians, etc. in her comments

Ah, but it doesn't end there. Turns out, the entire post was actually written by someone else, and she just did a cut-and-paste job and claimed it as her own. I guess she didn't see the irony of stealing someone else's words to rant about people stealing her music. Nice job.

Within a couple of days, she had shut down her blog, and now says that she has left the music business all together.

In response to all of this, another Brit has written an open letter to Lily, in the form of this catchy little ditty:


10 comments:

Gabriel said...

thanks for all the sinead stuff! Very cool!! always loved her (and i love the rasta cd, btw...)

Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas said...

I can't say that I've liked everything Sinead has put out over the years, but I'm always eager to hear what she's up to.

Nice selections.

DeadBilly said...

Yeah, she's put out a couple of misses from time to time with me, too. I'm not much for the big band album, or Theology, but even those have their bright points.

She's working with Marco Pirroni again, so I'm hoping for good things on the next one.

lvgbr said...

Thanks! I'm mad about her Art.

Estanis said...

hello there,

i was searching for rare Sinead material and found this entry which sadly doesn't have the files anymore. Could it be possible for you to share them again? at least the really hard to find b-sides from the 1987-1991 period...

thank you so much

DeadBilly said...

Check back in a day or two and I'll do a re-post.

Estanis said...

wow, thank you so much :)
i'm having real trouble finding "Still Listening" and many of the tracks that are listed.

DeadBilly said...

Here you go:

http://pileofvinyl.blogspot.com/2011/09/post-285.html

Adoll said...
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Adoll said...

Is there any chance to get I Want Your (Hands On me) main version featuring Mc Lyte?
I'd be eternally grateful! thanks a lot