With an unrivalled ear for melody and a legendary wit, Kirsty MacColl's work was infused with an authenticity and catchiness that has earned her a place alongside the likes of Ray Davies, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury in the very front rank of English songwriters. A New England brings together 21 of Kirsty MacColl's finest songs on one CD, including hit singles and favourite album tracks. The album showcases every facet of Kirsty's rare talent; her unique wit in Don't Come The Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim!; her sassiness in Walking Down Madison, her deftness for creating perfect pop in They Don't Know, and her love and command of Cuban music in In These Shoes and My Affair. Not to mention her singular skill for owning other people's songs: Billy Bragg's A New England, Ray Davies' Days and the Smiths' You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby. Kirsty MacColl was one in a million and this is her at her very best.