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