Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter – Various Artists

Catalogue No: CR9013  Release Date: 24/11/2014

Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs have ransacked their record collections, with a helping hand from DJ Martin Green, to give you the sound of Piccadilly in December – baubles, bangles, tinsel and whisky macs. This is a decidedly London selection – Joe Henderson’s ‘Sleighride’ has the distinct feel of Hampstead Heath rather than Lapland.

Homegrown rockers like Billy Fury and Adam Faith are found rubbing shoulders over a Christmas pint with John Barry and jazzers Kenny Baker and John Dankworth. Tricia Marks and Lyn Cornell provide festive glamour.

Saint Etienne member and pop historian Bob Stanley writes the sleevenotes. This is a soundtrack for the Hamley’s shop window and a proper 60s UK time capsule.

All UK recordings.  The latest in the hugely successful ‘Saint Etienne Presents’ series..  Many tracks on CD for the first time

Not the same old Christmas songs!

TRACK LISTING:

  1. CHRISTMAS IN LONDON TOWN – Nina And Frederick
  2. SNOWMAN’S LAND – Zack Laurence
  3. WINTER WONDERLAND – King Brothers
  4. IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME – Elaine And Derek
  5. WINTER WAIL – Johnny Dankworth
  6. BLOW BLOW THOU WINTER WIND – Cleo Laine
  7. WE THREE KINGS – Johnny Keating
  8. CHRISTMAS SLEIGHRIDE – Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson
  9. CHRISTMAS CALYPSO – Tricia Marks
  10. CHRISTMAS ISLAND – Dickie Valentine
  11. LONELY PUP – Adam Faith
  12. WINTER STARLIGHT – Tony Osborne
  13. MUST BE SANTA – Alma Cogan
  14. GET LOST JACK FROST – John Barry Seven
  15. SOUNDS LIKE WINTER – The Echoes
  16. XMAS STOCKING – Lyn Cornell
  17. MY CHRISTMAS PRAYER – Billy Fury
  18. BLUE ICE – Kenny Baker
  19. LITTLE DONKEY – Beverley Sisters
  20. SNOW COACH – Russ Conway
  21. I SAW MUMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS – Embassy Singers
  22. SWINGING SHEPHERD BLUES – Ted Heath
  23. GIVE US A KISS FOR CHRISTMAS – Lionel Bart
  24. CHRISTMAS LAND – Wally Whyton