Skinny Dog Records are proud to announce the release of ‘ST ANTHONY: AN ODE TO ANTHONY H WILSON’, a touching tribute to Factory Records legend Tony Wilson. The single is out now and features a remix by Andrew Weatherall.
The original video is testament to the love and respect for Wilson that continues after his death. Featuring a collection of close friends and collaborators each reciting lines from the poem, including Bernard, Gillian and Stephen from New Order, Christopher Eccleston, Iggy Pop, Peter Saville to name but a few.
Watch the video, made by graphic design students from Salford University, using footage from the original video made by Soup Collective, for Andrew’s remix BELOW,
The website designed by Retro Fuzz at saint-anthony.co.uk allows you to explore the places, people and stories which make up the lyrics – helping to see the full picture of Wilson’s impact. Playing on the poem’s repeated refrain of ‘Talk to me of…’ the website allows you to send messages from your mobile phone direct into the site to join the conversation.
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). On the first read, Duddell immediately heard elements of New Order’s ‘Your Silent Face’, completely unrealised by Garry, and decided to base the music on that song. ‘St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson’ was born.
‘St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson’ is available to download and buy on CD and white vinyl 12”, all featuring the Weatherall remix. Skinny Dog Records is a label formed by members of I Am Kloot and Elbow. All profits from the single will go to The Christie Charitable Fund.