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Sinéad O’ Connor LP announced as Choice Music Prize Irish Classic Album

Sinéad O’ Connor LP announced as Choice Music Prize Irish Classic Album

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Sinéad O’ Connor’s 1990 album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got has been announced as the winner of the inaugural RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish Classic Album.

I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got was the second album from Sinéad O’ Connor, and it was chosen by a panel that included Ann Marie Shields (BIMM), Jenny Huston (SiriusXM), Rick O’ Shea (RTÉ Gold), Stuart Clark (Hot Press) with Paul Russell (2FM) as the non-judging chairperson.

Sinéad O’ Connor will be in attendance ay Thursday’s live Choice Prize event in Vicar Street to collect the award.

The panel felt the songs on the album represented “a stunning body of work by an Irish artist, scorching with originality in songs that are as resonant today as they were more than 30 years ago.”

The album features songs like ‘Black Boys On Mopeds’, the Prince song that Sinead made her own – ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ and ‘I Am Stretched on Your Grave’.

In announcing the award, the Choice said “released in the same year as Bossanova by Pixies, Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy and Sonic Youth’s Goo, Sinéad’s second album is testament to her extraordinary musical and vocal talent and her determination to stand apart. From her take on Thatcher’s Britain in “Black Boys On Mopeds” to the drum-sampled interpretation of 17th century poem “I Am Stretched On Your Grave”, this is an outstanding Irish album. And, at its heart is the riveting and unmistakable voice of Sinéad O’Connor.”

Sinéad O’Connor has been having a bit of a reappraisal with her autobiography Rememberings and the recent and most excellent Nothing Compares documentary – a recent subject of an episode of the Nialler9 Podcast.

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