Showing posts with label Lily Allen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lily Allen. Show all posts

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Back to the start - Lily Allen

'Back to the start' is a track on Lily Allen's most recent album, 'It's not me, it's you' (2009). It was getting a lot of airplay in Australia, having peaked at number 21 in the Australian Airplay chart.

On Record Store Day (April 17, 2010), a limited edition 7" vinyl single was released, available only for one day. The single contains this track and the bonus track 'Kabul shit'. It is unlikely that the track will be released as a 'regular' single, but meanwhile, this is a great collector's item.

My collection: 7" single no. 4834
Found: La La Land, Den Haag, April 17, 2010
Cost: 7 euro
Tracks: 'Back to the start' / 'Kabul shit'

Thursday, 24 September 2009

22 - Lily Allen

'22' is the latest single by Lily Allen, released just last month. The title of the song is slightly misleading, since it is about a nearly thirty-year-old woman realizing she's at the end of her prime. Lily commented on the song: 'It's more about girls that haven't figured out what they want to do with themselves. Especially really pretty girls. They can rely on their looks to an extent: people will pay for their dinners and drinks and they don't really have to think. And then suddenly it hits them that they're not doing anything with their lives and it's too late. And, yes, it's about a specific person. Most of my songs start like that and then become more general.'

The single was released, like the two previous ones, as a 7" picture disc. It peaked at number 14 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 4056
Found:, received September 23, 2009
Cost: 2 pounds
Tracks: '22' / '22 (The Big Pink Remix)'

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Shame for you - Lily Allen

'Shame for you', a double A-side with 'Alfie', was the fourth single taken from Lily Allen's debut album 'Alright, still', released in 2007. The vocal melody is loosely based on a horn line of a Jackie Mittoo song titled "Loving You" off the album "Evening Time". The single did not come with a music video, but it was released on 7" vinyl.

I was aware of this release, but it was always exceedingly expensive to get a hold of. Now I ordered it online together with some other recent singles (soon on this blog), the price was more reasonable.

My collection: 7" single no. 3902
Found:, received July 24, 2009
Cost: 4 euro
Tracks: 'Shame for you' / 'Alfie'

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Not fair - Lily Allen

The second single from her current album 'It's not me, it's you' is Lily Allen's 'Not fair'. In the song Allen describes the dilemma with an otherwise considerate boyfriend who is not pleasuring her sexually and she finds it 'Not fair' because she really likes him, but not in the bedroom.

The single was released as a limited edition 7" picture disc.

My collection: 7" single no. 3713
Found:, received May 19, 2009
Cost: 3 pounds
Tracks: 'Not fair' / 'Why'

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Littlest things - Lily Allen

Lily Allen was born May 2, 1985 as the daughter of actor/musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. She debuted in 2006 with the single 'Smile' and the album 'Alright, still'. 'Littlest things' was the third single from that album, peaking at number 21 in the UK, which was the only country where this single was actually released.

The B-side, 'Everybody's changing' is a cover of the song by Keane, recorded live at BBC Radio 2 in Dermot O'Leary's show.

My collection: 7" single no. 3668
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 18, 2009
Cost: 7 euro
Tracks: 'Littlest things' / 'Everybody's changing'

Monday, 2 February 2009

The Fear - Lily Allen

When you read the long, long entry on Lily Allen in Wikipedia, you would think this girl has spent decades in the entertainment business. But in fact she's only released one album, with her second one underway right now. 'The fear' is the first single drawn from this second album, and it was released last month on cd-single and this picture disc 7" single.

Lily Allen was born on May 2, 1985 as the daughter of British actor/musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. While the songs on her debut album were mostly about former boyfriends and short-lived love affairs, the new album supposedly contains some more adult oriented lyrics. 'The fear' is a good example: it reflects on fame and what it can do to a young woman like Lily.

My collection: 7" single no. 3578
Found: website, received February 2, 2009
Cost: 3 pounds
Tracks: 'The fear' / 'Kabul shit'
Download: here
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