Fairytale of New York (The Pogues) - Captain's Daughter & The Sailors

ENG

It’s an atypical Christmas fairytale although it does (more-or-less) have a happy ending. Although the agony of the search for our final member looks like a vicious circle and is making us despair, we have joined forces around a spontaneous thought which formed itself into a project that gave birth to our version of the ballad ‘The Fairytale of New York’.

The song was brought to light on November 23, 1987. using as main protagonists Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl, whose voices (in a splendid contrast between harshness and melody) sung a bittersweet dialogue of a couple whose dreams and youthful dreams were buried by alcohol, drugs and greed.

We’ve performed the song  in our own way, without excess copying, imitating, wrapping into ten layers of cellophane and golden ribbons. We actually treat every song in that way :)

CRO

Riječ je o netipičnoj božićnoj bajci, više – manje sretnog završetka. Iako agonija traženja zadnjeg člana benda izgleda kao začarani krug te nas tjera u očaj, udružili smo snage, koncentrirali se oko spontane misli koja se oblikovala u projekt, a iz njega se opet izrodila naša verzija balade „Fairytale of New York“.

Pjesma je svjetlo dana ugledala 23. studenog 1987. s glavnim akterima Shaneom MacGowanom i Kirsty MacColl, čiji su glasovi u izvanrednom kontrastu grubosti i melodičnog ispjevali slatko-kiseli dijalog jednog para čije su snove i mladenačke nade pokopali alkohol, droga i pohlepa.

Pjesmu smo izveli na nama svojstven način, bez pretjeranog kopiranja, imitiranja, umatanja u deset slojeva ukrasnog papira i zlatne vrpce. Tako zapravo postupamo prema svakoj pjesmi :)

 

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