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dirty old town by the bhoys from paradise: information

  • This charity single featured a choice selection of tracks from The Lord Of The Wing, a documentary about Celtic football legend Jimmy Johnstone.

  • All proceeds went to: The Jimmy Johnstone MND Tribute Fund, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Radio Lollipop International and The Children's Hospice Assocation.

  • The Bhoys From Paradise was the name given to the collective of artists featured on the CD: Dirty Old Town was by Simple Minds and Jimmy Johnstone, Road To Paradise was by Shane MacGowan featuring The Kick Horns and Lord Of The Wing was by John McLaughlin.

  • Recorded during rehearsals for the Alive And Kicking 2003 tour, the version of Dirty Old Town on the single featured Jim and Jimmy sharing vocals. A reference CD produced that June 2003, features three different mixes of the song.

  • A promotional CD featured Shane MacGowan's Road To Paradise as the title track. This was the first release and issued in a limited number.

  • The second promotional CD has the same running order as the commercial single, and it was this pressing which was sent out to the record stations and press.

  • All the artists involved offered their services for free to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.

  • A video of the recording involving Jim, Charlie and Jimmy can he found here.

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dirty old town: quick reference
CD   Dirty Old Town Active LWSP 7
1.  Dirty Old Town[Single Mix]  (3:24)
2.Road To Paradise(3:56)
3.Lord Of The Wing(3:36)

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