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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2010, 03:41:26 pm »
Sinead O'Conner singing Silent Night. just beautiful



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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2010, 03:50:44 pm »
Sinead O'Conner singing Silent Night. just beautiful


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I'll top that with Enya singing <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/DPHh3nMMu-I&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/DPHh3nMMu-I&rel=1</a>
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2010, 03:58:40 pm »
I love a brass band anyway, but how is the the Sally Army manage a timbre all of their own? Or is it just the association with charity in my mind.
If by "timbre" you mean the Bavarian oompa quality of some Sally Army outfits, then get yourself down to the Oracle Shopping Centre (or is it now Center?) in Reading where there is a good Sally Army band.  I turned out all my spare change for them at Friday lunchtime.  Real people, real music, real charity;  keep music live and all that.  Much better than the Lions or Rotarians with their Santa floats and overly loud music, pointing buckets in your face (sorry I seem to have strayed into rant/bah humbug terry-torry.
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2010, 04:01:46 pm »
I nominate Low's Christmas EP

But as I mentioned on another thread - high street shops now routinely slip "Just Like Christmas" in between Slade and Wham. That was our song! Damn you! Damn you all to hell!

I must have missed that.  Mind you, I shop with little patience and much purpose, so I don't linger, especially at this time of year.  It'd make a pleasant addition to the usual canon.

Low's "Last Snowstorm of the Year" has a very seasonal feel to it as well, even if it doesn't overtly mention the C-word.

Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2010, 04:14:37 pm »
I love a brass band anyway, but how is the the Sally Army manage a timbre all of their own? Or is it just the association with charity in my mind.
If by "timbre" you mean the Bavarian oompa quality of some Sally Army outfits, then get yourself down to the Oracle Shopping Centre (or is it now Center?) in Reading where there is a good Sally Army band.  I turned out all my spare change for them at Friday lunchtime.  Real people, real music, real charity;  keep music live and all that.  Much better than the Lions or Rotarians with their Santa floats and overly loud music, pointing buckets in your face (sorry I seem to have strayed into rant/bah humbug terry-torry.

No, I don't think it's that. It's a depth of sound that gets to my very soul.  In the same way that a nice tenor church bell does.

I've always wondered. Why is it that British bells, (and British brass bands), have such an utterly different sound quality to European ones?  I don't mean the whole changeringing/carrillion difference, I mean the actual quality of the sound. There's no way you'd confuse a single tolling British bell, for one tolling in Italy, or France.
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2010, 07:20:42 pm »
I love a brass band anyway, but how is the the Sally Army manage a timbre all of their own? Or is it just the association with charity in my mind.
If by "timbre" you mean the Bavarian oompa quality of some Sally Army outfits, then get yourself down to the Oracle Shopping Centre (or is it now Center?) in Reading where there is a good Sally Army band.  I turned out all my spare change for them at Friday lunchtime.  Real people, real music, real charity;  keep music live and all that.  Much better than the Lions or Rotarians with their Santa floats and overly loud music, pointing buckets in your face (sorry I seem to have strayed into rant/bah humbug terry-torry.

No, I don't think it's that. It's a depth of sound that gets to my very soul.  In the same way that a nice tenor church bell does.

I've always wondered. Why is it that British bells, (and British brass bands), have such an utterly different sound quality to European ones?  I don't mean the whole changeringing/carrillion difference, I mean the actual quality of the sound. There's no way you'd confuse a single tolling British bell, for one tolling in Italy, or France.


As far as bells go, it is probably because we have excellent bell makers, such as the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which has been making bells for 500 years.

Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2010, 08:45:13 pm »
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2010, 11:09:27 pm »
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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2012, 05:22:07 pm »

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2012, 07:41:31 pm »
I love a brass band anyway, but how is the the Sally Army manage a timbre all of their own? Or is it just the association with charity in my mind.
If by "timbre" you mean the Bavarian oompa quality of some Sally Army outfits, then get yourself down to the Oracle Shopping Centre (or is it now Center?) in Reading where there is a good Sally Army band.  I turned out all my spare change for them at Friday lunchtime.  Real people, real music, real charity;  keep music live and all that.  Much better than the Lions or Rotarians with their Santa floats and overly loud music, pointing buckets in your face (sorry I seem to have strayed into rant/bah humbug terry-torry.

No, I don't think it's that. It's a depth of sound that gets to my very soul.  In the same way that a nice tenor church bell does.

I've always wondered. Why is it that British bells, (and British brass bands), have such an utterly different sound quality to European ones?  I don't mean the whole changeringing/carrillion difference, I mean the actual quality of the sound. There's no way you'd confuse a single tolling British bell, for one tolling in Italy, or France.


As far as bells go, it is probably because we have excellent bell makers, such as the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which has been making bells for 500 years.

Slightly belated response...

Partly what Clandy said, but there are traditions in methods of tuning bells which are peculiarly English, in both the shape of the bell itself and also any post casting tuning.  Also the fact that its pretty well only us Brits who do full circle ringing, with the bell describing a full circle, rather than just waving about a bit like the continentals do.  The interaction of bell and clapper during the full circle is a rather complex issue.  Videoing bells in action is a rather dangerous activity but I have done it in the process of analysing a problem with a particular bell.  You need bloody good ear defenders if you don't want permanent hearing loss within a minute or so!

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Re: Best Christmas Music
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2012, 07:29:18 am »
There is only one to listen to this.

This:

http://www.putumayo.com/content/christmas_around_world_1

From that CD, one especially for Uncle Peter:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3LDffzvz_9c&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/3LDffzvz_9c&rel=1</a>

And another, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" Played on steel drums :)

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Best Christmas song
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2013, 07:51:15 pm »
For the first time in about 15-20 years I'm getting into the spirit of Christmas ( Not the shopaholic part)
and have listned to Christmas songs; I found two I really like :

This is my runner up :
http://youtu.be/mxVo5mjK4eg

And my absolute favorite I haven't heard for 20 years. :
http://youtu.be/j9jbdgZidu8

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2013, 08:30:51 pm »
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for this : -

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/u5HGNkq56iU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/u5HGNkq56iU&rel=1</a>

If you can't see that, this is the linky bit after the http bit.

youtube.com/watch?v=u5HGNkq56iU
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2013, 08:31:39 pm »
Guys, you need to use the YouTube share feature and get a *.be link for them to reliably show up on all browsers.
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2013, 08:36:18 pm »
Guys, you need to use the YouTube share feature and get a *.be link for them to reliably show up on all browsers.

Thanks, Rogerzilla links have been changed..

Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2013, 08:52:46 pm »
Guys, you need to use the YouTube share feature and get a *.be link for them to reliably show up on all browsers.
Sorry, I've got no idea what that means.
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2013, 08:58:44 pm »
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for this : -

http://youtu.be/u5HGNkq56iU


push "share" button and a new link appears .. Then it looks like above.

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2013, 09:04:21 pm »
I love the Tom Waits one, first heard it oooh a quarter of a century ago!!!!!!!! but never realised it was anything to do with Christmas. hmmmmmmmm
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2013, 09:45:31 pm »
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for this : -

http://youtu.be/u5HGNkq56iU


push "share" button and a new link appears .. Then it looks like above.

Aha !  Thank you.  Like this : -

http://youtu.be/u5HGNkq56iU
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2013, 10:07:53 pm »
Greg Lake, although it's a miserablilist attack on the usual Christmas stuff:

http://youtu.be/JPm6CheT6rs

and I have a soft spot for Johnny Mathis CHEESE ALERT

http://youtu.be/RGMky4tVN7c
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2013, 10:16:23 pm »
Ah Christmas ! Time to get your old Jethro Tull albums out and dust them off a bit.

Ring out those solstice bells , etc.
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2013, 10:17:08 pm »
Isn't Best Christmas song a tautology? Except for Fairytale of New York.
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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2013, 10:28:46 pm »
It's like asking "who is the cleverest McDonalds employee?" or "most likeable Tory?"

I used to like Low's "Just Like Christmas" which is not actually anything to do with Christmas but has ironic sleigh bell sounds on the intro... until I heard it played as part of a terrible Slade/Wizzard/Mariah Carey/Wham playlist in a shop. Not allowed!

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2013, 10:47:13 pm »
It's like asking "who is the cleverest McDonalds employee?" or "most likeable Tory?"

I used to like Low's "Just Like Christmas" which is not actually anything to do with Christmas but has ironic sleigh bell sounds on the intro... until I heard it played as part of a terrible Slade/Wizzard/Mariah Carey/Wham playlist in a shop. Not allowed!

Psurely that's just the 'Best Christmas Album Ever' unedited, innit?

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Re: Best Christmas song
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2013, 11:24:20 pm »
What about In the Ghetto.
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