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Rita Lynch

Story to Tell

This documents Rita#s 30 years of work in the world#s musical underground. She has produced nine outstanding studio albums to date. This compilation spans her career and includes unreleased demos, mixes and classic tracks which truly represent the breadth of Rita#s song writing ability. Songs like #Beautiful Eyes# and #Call me your Girlfriend# and #Rolla Coaster#, included on this album, have been soundtracks to many people#s lives. Her recent work with Blue Aeroplanes drummer and bassist Jon Langley and Mike Youe have been her most productive yet. The daughter of Irish immigrants to London in the 1950#s, she was brought up a very religious child and wanted to be a nun or a saint when she grew up. Instead, inspired by Bob Dylan, Irish traditional music and then the counter-revolution of punk rock, she became a songwriter and threw herself into every experience she could get. Hard drinking and living in squats, travelling Europe, experimenting sexually and living a life that challenged preconceptions of identity, led her to be upheld as a true Lesbian icon. She fought though, against the limits of any categorisation and made music that reflected that. Her work bristles with an aggression that is often softened by her words and her ability to write about humility, sexuality, religion and death speaks to all of us. Channel 4 made a documentary about her life and work called #On the road with Rita Lynch# in 1998 and she has been inspirational for so many artists I think my music is less aggressive than hers or rather she's aggressive in different way. She's had more experience of the world and I think that shows in her performance." P.J.Harvey

  • 1. All Dressed Up
    2. Illusion
    3. Far Away
    4. Call Me Your Girlfriend
    5. Beautiful Eyes
    6. Alright Alright
    7. Losing
    8. Love Goes On
    9. Sweet Pain
    10. Shiver
    11. The Only Man
    12. Rolla Coaster
    13. Last a Lifetime
    14. New Girl
    15. Do You Dream
    16. O God Above
    17. So Good To Me
    18. Remember Me
    19. You Gotta Leave
    20. Tied To You
    21. I Can't Explain
    22. Strip Right Away

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