Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas stories part III

Grandaddy & Band Of Horses - Hang An Ornament

The latter are currently recording a new album with Jason Lytle producing, so they knocked out an expectedly grandiose and merging into left-field track with plenty of heart to it.

David Thomas Broughton - Good King Wenceslas

It's David Thomas Broughton covering Good King Wenceslas. What's not to get excited about? Buy from here, proceeds to charity.

Seazoo - Happily Taking Advice From An Imaginary Sergeant Eddie Stone Late December

Recorded for BBC Wales' Horizons project, a melodically jaunty number that is surely the first festive song to evoke the drill sergeant from SAS: Are You Tough Enough?

Dan Michaelson - Another Messy Christmas

You can rely on Michaelson and his sozzled croak to do something different with a Christmas song. This one is from the perspective of Mrs Christmas, spending another festive season alone while Santa goes off travelling.

John MOuse - When A Child Is Born

Those who came across his gleeful reconstruction of On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at will have guessed that the quixotic Welshman and band haven't strictly produced a faithful reworking of Johnny Mathis' 1976 Christmas number one.

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