Anthony H Wilson, styled here as St. Tony and known usually as Tony Wilson, has tribute paid to him with this single by Mike Garry & Joe Duddell. The pair, who are (obviously) from Manchester, combine poetry with a musical composition based around a New Order track. Also, an Andrew Weatherall remix. Indies only on Skinny Dog.
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On the 8th anniversary of the extremely untimely death of Anthony Wilson, there isn't going to be a a dry eye in Manchester tonight, if this winds its way onto this evening's edition of Granada Reports.
Over a beautiful orchestral rendition of New Order's 'Your Silent Face', Manchester poet Mike Garry relates a history of the city's culture in lesser John Cooper Clarke style. Now, from the safe distance of cowering behind the pennines, we can all mock Manchester's constant ability to relive it's past through the bottom of a pint glass and a half consumed E, but for anyone enamoured with its great history there is plenty to get nostalgic about here.
Overleaf there's an Andrew Weatherall remix with adds some syn-drums and Hooky like bass. All proceeds go to The Christie Charitable Fund.
10/10 Kelli Tudgay Customer review, 3rd September 2015
This is played constantly in the car, when I'm in the bath, when I'm cooking, when reminiscing about my mad for it younger days. I grew up in Manchester and Tony Wilson was always there in the background, at first until I realised how important this man was. This song sums him and the era perfectly. I actually welled up when I first heard it on BBC 6music. And welled up again when I saw the amazing video. And welled up again when I realised it was for The Christie. In fact I cried a lot. An amazing place that has helped so many. Just buy it. Go on you know you need to.
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