St Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H Wilson

A Touching Tribute To A Manchester Great For An Amazing Cause.

In the wake of the great late Tony Wilsons anniversary, Mancunian poet Mike Garry has reworked his tribute to the Factory Records boss. With the help of Joe Duddell, St. Anthony, that also hails the history and the culture of Manchester, is read by Garry over music arranged by Duddell and inspired by New Orders ‘Your Silent Face’.

With all the profits from the release going to Manchester cancer charity The Christie, where Wilson was treated, it’s accompanied by an amazing video that brings together a whole host of Wilson’s friends and celebrity fans, from Steve Coogan to Shaun Ryder and Iggy Pop, with a touching moment at the end from Peter Saville.

This goosebump inducing six minuets of magic is a fitting tribute to a man who changed the face of music, and a reminder of what he did for the city of Manchester. The song is out now on Skinny Dog Records, with the money going to a fantastic cause.

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