philipchevron wrote:"Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl first entered the UK charts on December 5, 1987 at number 40. By Christmas week that year, it had reached number 2. It first re-entered the Top 40 in 1991, reaching number 36. Since 2005, it has appeared in the UK Christmas week top 20 every single year, reaching number 3 in 2005, number 6 in 2006 and number 4 in 2007.
It has now made the Top 20 on eight separate occasions including seven times in successive years, and the Top 10 on four separate occasions including three times in successive years, feats that no other single can match. Its nine visits to the chart now total 52 weeks on the official UK Top 75, making it one of the 30 longest runners of all time, and the record has sold in excess of two million copies in record sales and downloads. It has featured in many UK-based surveys and polls, frequently emerging as the nations's favourite Christmas song of all time.
And, in recognition of its 25th Anniversary this year, our old friends the Brothers Warner will be reissuing the single again. Apart from the usual digital formats, there will be a 7" vinyl single in a brand new picture sleeve, a photo of Shane and Kirsty performing the number live with the Pogues in March 1988. A karaoke-friendly instrumental version will be the b side. Look out too for special fan-related activities to be announced in due course. Release date is either November 19 or 26, to be confirmed later.
philipchevron wrote:Revised RELEASE dates: either November 26 or December 3, with the latter more likely.
DzM wrote:Now officially all announced on the front page.
Hark! A new cover!
And lo! A high(er) res version if you want to print a poster or something!
nboldock wrote:Anyone seen any links to pre-order this yet?
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