St. Anthony: an ode to Anthony H Wilson

Press release posted 24 August 2015

A single release of a poem called 'St Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson', a touching tribute to Factory Records legend Tony Wilson, has made number one in 3 different UK charts:

#1 physical single sales

#1 vinyl single sales

#1 indie breakthrough single

The poem was commissioned by Terry Christian, then written by Mancunian poet and lifelong Wilson fan Mike Garry who took it to music composer Joe Duddell (New Order, Elbow).

All profits from the single will go to The Christie where Tony Wilson was treated.

The video has reached 100K plays on YouTube and is testament to the love and respect for Wilson that continues after his death.

The video features a collection of close friends and collaborators each reciting lines from the poem, including Christopher Eccleston, Steve Coogan, Iggy Pop, members of New Order and Peter Saville to name but a few.

'St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson' is available to download and buy on CD and 12", all featuring the Andrew Weatherall remix. The single has been produced by Skinny Dog Records which is a label formed by members of I Am Kloot and Elbow.



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