Monday, December 10, 2007

A Very Sweeping Christmas: the complete collection

This compilation is still downloadable but is gradually being superceded by Sweeping The Nation Christmas Special

Readers! Give your friends the gift of nigh on five hours of alternative festive tunes.

A VERY SWEEPING CHRISTMAS

A VERY SWEEPING CHRISTMAS 1
Arcade Fire (And Friends) - Jinglebell Rock
Grandaddy - Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
Low - Just Like Christmas
Joy Zipper - Christmas Song
Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
Bright Eyes - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Beck - Little Drum Machine Boy
Big Star - Jesus Christ
Kate Bush - December Will Be Magic Again
Belle & Sebastian - O Come, All Ye Faithful
Rufus Wainwright - Spotlight On Christmas
The Three Wise Men - Thanks For Christmas (XTC)
The Raveonettes - The Christmas Song
Snow Patrol - When I Get Home for Christmas
Fountains of Wayne - I Want An Alien For Christmas
The White Stripes - Candy Cane Children
The Wedding Present - Step Into Christmas
Eels - Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
Glam Chops - Countdown To Christmas
The Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
No Doubt - Oi To The World
The Fall - No Xmas For John Quays
The Long Blondes - Christmas Is Cancelled


A VERY SWEEPING CHRISTMAS 2
Joseph Spence - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Bahamian folk singer's unique interpretation)
The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!
Cocteau Twins - Frosty The Snowman
Saint Etienne - I Was Born On Christmas Day
Foxes! - Christmas Songs
Denim - I Will Cry At Christmas
His Clancyness - This Xmas No Trees Just Soul
James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Christmas Everyday
Peter Broggs - Twelve Days Of Christmas
Lauren Laverne - In the Bleak Midwinter
Darlene Love - Winter Wonderland
Ben Folds - Bizarre Christmas Incident
De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
The Walkmen - Christmas Party
Rilo Kiley - Xmas Cake
Boyracer - Every Day Is Christmas With You
Mew - She Came Home For Christmas
Kat Flint - Silent Night
Half Man Half Biscuit - It's Clich├ęd To Be Cynical At Christmas
REM - Good King Wenceslas
Coldplay - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


A VERY SWEEPING CHRISTMAS 3
TBC Poundsystem - Losing My Sledge
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Cold White Christmas
Arab Strap - Xmas (Baby, Please Come Home)
Hefner - The Little Baby Hefner's Xmas Song For Holland
Emmy The Great & Lightspeed Champion - Christmas In Prison
Hot Uncles - The Joy Of Giving (Steven Adams of the Broken Family Band/Singing Adams and Dan Michaelson of Absentee/himself)
The Bellrays - Merry Christmas Baby
Nosferatu D2 - It's Christmas Time (For God's Sake)
Thee Headcoatees - Santa Claus
Noah And The Whale - To Cyril At Crunkmas
Eux Autres - Merry Xmas Everybody
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
Harvey Danger - Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas (Sometimes)
Chris T-T - 100,000 Turkeys
The Joseph And Mary Chain - The Twelve Days of Christmas (Futureheads, Field Music, Kathryn Williams etc.)
Allo, Darlin' - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Velocity Girl - Merry Christmas, I Love You
Lucky Soul - Lonely This Christmas


A VERY SWEEPING CHRISTMAS 4
Reuben - Christmas Is Awesome
The Kinks - Father Christmas
Weezer - Christmas Celebration
They Might Be Giants - Santa's Beard
Squeeze - Christmas Day
Dennis Wilson - Morning Christmas
Ed Harcourt - In The Bleak Midwinter
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas
Feist - Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
El Perro Del Mar - Auld Lang Syne
Stina Nordenstam - Soon After Christmas
My Morning Jacket - Christmas Time Is Here Again
Trembling Blue Stars - Christmas And Train Trips And Things
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Acid House Kings - Christmas
The Lucksmiths - The Thought That Counts
Yo La Tengo - It's Christmas Time
Luna - Egg Nog
The Maytals - Happy Christmas (The Christmas Song)
Of Montreal - Christmas Isn't Safe For Animals
Hello Saferide - iPod Christmas
The Pipettes - White Christmas

5 comments:

cuppatea said...

I got these too late for this Christmas but I'll put them aside for the next. Many thanks for all your posts, Happy New Year

Michael said...

Stumbled on this thorugh a google search...any way to reup the files, these compilations look awesome!

Simon said...

Just reupped them and was about to change the URLs, by coincidence.

Michael said...

Bless you Simon, bless you! :) Great compilations!

Jamie Volcano said...

Thanks for sticking Nosferatu D2 on there, I'm really glad it's getting around a bit :)

All the best to you,
Antihero Jamie