Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter

 

Thursday 4th December 2014
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If the idea of festive pop tunes fills you with dread, or makes you shiver with uncool, then fear not. 'Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter' is as the title suggests, a pleasantly surprising repackaging of seasonal songs, with Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs and Sarah Cracknell doing the wrapping, and with, as the sleevenotes state, a sack full of help from Martin Green.

All knitted jumper kitsch aside, the compilation is made of entirely of British recordings (move over Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como et al.) with many of the songs appearing on CD for the first time.

 

Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter - track listing:

01 CHRISTMAS IN LONDON TOWN – Nina And Frederick

02 SNOWMAN'S LAND – Zack Laurence

03 WINTER WONDERLAND – King Brothers

04 IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME – Elaine And Derek

05 WINTER WAIL – Johnny Dankworth

06 BLOW BLOW THOU WINTER WIND – Cleo Laine

07 WE THREE KINGS – Johnny Keating

08 CHRISTMAS SLEIGHRIDE – Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson

09 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        

Buy Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter at Cherry Red here.

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