St Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H Wilson
St Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H Wilson is a collaboration between Mike Garry and Joe Duddell. Honouring the infamous Factory Records and Hacienda boss, the poem is a touching tribute to Tony, set to music by Joe. On the first read Joe immediately heard elements of You Silent Face by New Order and set about writing an arrangement for strings and vibraphone.
St Anthony was released on Skinny Dog Records on 14th August 2015 and featured artwork by Peter Saville and a remix by Andrew Weatherall. It debuted at No. 1 in the Official Charts for physical sales, vinyl sales and Breakthrough Indie Single. All profits from the project being donated to The Christie Charitable Fund. The accompanying video is testament to the love and respect for Wilson that continues after his death. It features the likes of Steve Coogan, Bernard Sumner, Iggy Pop, Shaun Ryder and Christopher Ecclestone to name but a few.