Kirsty MacColl memorial

Speaking of my favorite Christmas song (click here to listen to it), there was a re-release yesterday (I missed it, or would have posted this earlier. Doh!) for charity. Maybe it will be made available again.

iTunes offers exclusive Pogues Christmas track: A special version of classic Christmas track, 'The Fairytale of New York' will be released exclusively through iTunes tomorrow (Tuesday December 20). The download-only version features Shane McGowan and guest singer, Katie Melua, who takes the singing role originally filled by Kirsty MacColl, who was killed by a power boat while scuba diving with her sons in a restricted diving area off Cozumel, Mexico on December 18, 2000.

The track was originally released in 1987, when it reached number two in the UK Christmas charts. The original record is also being re-released in 7-inch, CD and DVD formats. The re-release date was chosen to coincide with the fifth anniversary of MacColl's death.

The royalties from this special version will be split between the Crisis at Christmas charity and the Justice for Kirsty campaign. Run by MacColl's mother, the Justice For Kirsty Campaign is attempting to force Mexican law enforcement authorities to bring the singer's killer to justice. Four years after the singer's death, Mexico has still not made the killer accountable to the satisfaction of her family and friends.

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