Thursday, 22 December 2016

LIST 223 - 23/12/16 (Christmas special)

Hello again,

Turns out I've enough material for yet another full Christmas selection after all!  Please enjoy this, and for that matter your entire festive period by whichsoever name you recognise it. 

I must admit with a little embarrassment that I'd gone this long without regarding Joni Mitchell's River as being in any way a seasonal tune.  I suspect that's because the version (of the many out there!) with which I initially became familiar was that by former Virgin Prunes member Daniel Binttii featured on a Rough Trade compilation widely available in the 1990s - a version which alters the Christmas carol motif of the original beyond recognition.  Matters duly rectified.

There is one New Year-themed track in this collection as well, but I've definitely not got enough songs for an entire New Year List - even if I was minded to include relevant tracks by Cliff Richard and Deacon Blue (I'm not).

Back next week for more Listness, albeit not festive themed.

J xx

DEERFUL - City Bells (2015)

JONI MITCHELL - River (1971)

NATALIE PRASS - Everybody's Having Fun (It's Christmas Time) (2016)

DANIEL JOHNSTON - Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer (1994)

CHERRY HEX & THE DREAM CHURCH - Last Christmas (2016)

ERASURE - Bells of Love (Isabelle's of Love) (2013)

HANNAH EPPERSON - Raise the White Flag (2016)

THE YELLOW MELODIES - Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas (2016)

GORKY'S ZYGOTIC MYNCI - Christmas Eve (1999)

JILL SOBULE - Merry Christmas from the Family (1995)

OH PEAS! - An Adult's Christmas in Wales (2014)

SPITTING IMAGE - The Christmas Singles (198x)

KATIE MALCO - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (live in Aldershot) (2011)

MJ HIBBETT & THE VALIDATORS AND A LITTLE ORCHESTRA - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (recorded live at Totally Acoustic) (2016)

NIGHT FLOWERS - To Rest (2016)

THE GREEDIES - A Merry Jingle (1979)

LOW - Some Hearts (at Christmas) (2016)

GAYLA PEEVEY - I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (1953)

ROPE STORE - A Winter's Tale (2016)


FIGHTMILK - It's Only Christmas (Cheer Up You Moody Prick) (2016)


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