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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #50 on: December 25, 2009, 06:15:54 pm »
Fairytale of New York will do for me . . .

. . . but I got The White Room by The KLF as a pressie and that's in the car ATM
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #51 on: December 26, 2009, 05:56:55 pm »
That is a brilliant album!
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #52 on: December 16, 2011, 02:20:18 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/12qBoy2rhVw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/12qBoy2rhVw&rel=1</a>

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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #53 on: December 16, 2011, 02:25:35 pm »

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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2011, 02:40:11 pm »
I had to go to Halfrauds at lunchtime to get some new number plates.  I'd managed to avoid  Merry Xmas Everybody so far this year, but then some arse of a DJ played it on the radio >:(
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #55 on: December 16, 2011, 02:46:38 pm »
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #56 on: December 16, 2011, 02:53:57 pm »
Messaien: Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus

Funny coincidence: I'd not even heard of this until my son bought it the week before last.

AndyK

Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #57 on: December 16, 2011, 03:10:16 pm »
I'll just chuck the Now That's What I call Xmas Cds in the stereo and leave it on shuffle.

LEE

Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #58 on: December 16, 2011, 03:33:24 pm »
Stuff a CD containing few hundred "Greatest Christmas Ever....." type MP3s into the CD player and leave it on "repeat" (same mentality as AndyK).

I think it contains Classical, Mowtown, Bing, Buble, Wizzard...and the rest

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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #59 on: December 16, 2011, 03:34:26 pm »
Messaien: Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus

Funny coincidence: I'd not even heard of this until my son bought it the week before last.

I had the good fortune to see Steven Osbourne perform this at the Wigmore Hall a few years back.
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2011, 03:36:12 pm »
Whatever Radio4 are playing.

Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2011, 04:23:29 pm »
Messaien: Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus

Funny coincidence: I'd not even heard of this until my son bought it the week before last.

I had the good fortune to see Steven Osbourne perform this at the Wigmore Hall a few years back.

5th January 2000 by any chance?

Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #62 on: December 19, 2011, 12:46:13 pm »
I did say in another thread that most of the "popular" Crimbo songs drive me nuts, but here are some seasonal tunes that I do actually like:

Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas*

Mike Oldfield - In Dulce Jubilo

Prokofiev - Trioka (Lt. Kije suite) Dashing through the snow...

SAHB - There's No Lights On The Christmas Tree Mama (They're Burning Big Louie Tonight)  ;D

ETA: Oh and there's this one from last year Corey Taylor - X-M@$ NSFW!

* Unlike the horribly twee, over-saccharine gloop that invokes stabbity rage, it's a protest about the commercialisation of the festival, so it sits in the same bittersweet folder as A Fairy Tale of New York.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #63 on: December 19, 2011, 07:10:27 pm »
6Music have been playing a modern xmas classic in the making: From the Atheist Xmas ep by Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals): the rather jaunty Post-Apocalypse Christmas

  <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0U3JqmNuRN8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/0U3JqmNuRN8&rel=1</a>

The Ep also includes the track Slashed Wrists This Christmas!


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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #64 on: December 19, 2011, 07:38:12 pm »
I'm getting sick and tired of all the usual Christmas music so I prefer something loud and fast from 1986 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a5fHMlb4V0

but if you want some normal here you go :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD3p2z9nBGY&list=FLPcjqLq-7UsLsWSx5p4L-aQ&index=15&feature=plpp_video

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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #65 on: December 19, 2011, 09:28:30 pm »
Messaien: Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus

Funny coincidence: I'd not even heard of this until my son bought it the week before last.

I had the good fortune to see Steven Osbourne perform this at the Wigmore Hall a few years back.

5th January 2000 by any chance?

Sounds about right  :thumbsup:
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #66 on: December 19, 2011, 11:17:10 pm »
I think my favourite piece of festive music is Troika from Lieutenant Kije.

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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #67 on: December 19, 2011, 11:39:16 pm »
I think my favourite piece of Christmas music at the moment is Howard Darke's arrangement of 'In the bleak midwinter': -

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/LYAv8xvBK74&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/LYAv8xvBK74&rel=1</a>

It's a new arrangement to me, and as much as I hated the choirmaster at my mother's church for picking it this year when I saw it (fiddly to get right and bits were too similar to the normal version), it has really grown on me with practising.

Of course when I decided to record something on youtube for Christmas I sang something a little cheesier :)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/a_3s9FIl3Pc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/a_3s9FIl3Pc&rel=1</a>
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #68 on: December 20, 2011, 01:00:09 am »
Kirsty McColl and Pogues.


That does it for me.   But also as I've said elsehere I've been gripped by The Waitresses and Girls Aloud (You give me something that I'd never get from Santa Clause)         
Having been away for a bit, I've just rediscovered British TV, and had the horror to discovering that Tesco have purloined and bastardised Fairy Tale of New York to provide the soundtrack to one of their Christmas ads. Is absolutely nothing sacred? Why would you do that? Have you no sense of irony? Stuff it, Radio 4/6 it is.
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #69 on: December 20, 2011, 09:33:30 am »
Anybody else remember  The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) , best of the recent stuff IMHO.

Then there's The Jethro Tull Christmas Album , classic stuff.
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2011, 10:36:02 am »
I think my favourite piece of Christmas music at the moment is Howard Darke's arrangement of 'In the bleak midwinter': -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYAv8xvBK74&feature=related

It's a new arrangement to me, and as much as I hated the choirmaster at my mother's church for picking it this year when I saw it (fiddly to get right and bits were too similar to the normal version), it has really grown on me with practising.

Of course when I decided to record something on youtube for Christmas I sang something a little cheesier :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_3s9FIl3Pc

Marcus, I really enjoyed those!  The Harold Darke arrangement has been around a long time and they do it at King's most years but I know what you mean about the similarities.  I think I may have been abroad (or drunk) when the Winter's Tale was first a hit so I'm never sure who is the original (was it David Essex?).  Lovely montage, too!  Christmas wishes to you, too!  I'm wondering what it's like up at Tan Hill at the moment!

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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #71 on: December 20, 2011, 01:08:37 pm »
Aww, Marcus, that's really lovely.

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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #72 on: December 20, 2011, 04:43:22 pm »
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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #73 on: December 20, 2011, 06:58:14 pm »
Whatever floats your boat, Biggsy!  I don't remember that one but I made myself watch it all the way through and it's a precursor of that special type of harmony singing beloved of boy and girl bands ever since, called - unison!  I'm off to take another St John's Wort! :)

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Re: Your Christmas Music
« Reply #74 on: December 21, 2011, 10:49:41 am »
Sarah Cracknell floats my boat to the Moon.

This is most gorgeous:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/IippcraBPKA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/IippcraBPKA&rel=1</a>

This is most weird:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5ut5w7PV53U&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/5ut5w7PV53U&rel=1</a>

This will be too twee for the humbugs, but sounds lovely if you're on a lot of hard (prescription) drugs:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1Vm9_mXmtKo&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1Vm9_mXmtKo&rel=1</a>
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