Jamie Cullum The Pianoman At Christmas Indies and high street retailers exclusive LP is on 'Santa Claus red' coloured vinyl. The new festive collection of tracks from the Kingston visitor Jamie Cullum. “So much of the Christmas music we all love is stuffed full of all the things I am really drawn to in songs. Our ears seem ready from December onwards for big bands, huge orchestras, beautiful chord changes and focused, timeless lyrics. It is a world of classic songwriting that I have been operating in since the beginning of my career. So I set myself the task to try and write ten, original Christmas songs that used these skills and obsessions to create something uncynical and adventurous, full of the joys and complexities of the season, that could be something you feel like reaching for every year. I have been so lucky that every corner of this record has been touched by the world’s best - from the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road, to the engineers, the arrangers, the producer and mixer. I hope the care, attention to detail and sheer joy that we put into this record will bring a little magic this Christmas.” CD | LP Signed
Annie Lennox A Christmas Cornucopia The fifth studio album and first christmas album from the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, includes a collection of her takes of her favourite christmas songs as well as an original 'Universal Child'. Ian Wade of BBC Music gave the album a very positive review, saying "this collection could find itself becoming as much a part of the holiday season as arguments with loved ones." Island CD | LP
Slow Club Christmas, Thanks For Nothing EP A long-awaited vinyl release of the 2009 Christmas EP from the excellent Slow Club. It is often the case with popular music that those recordings which have the most profound impact and long-term appeal are often the ones which are produced in a moment without much deliberation or agenda. And that has certainly been the case with Slow Club’s EP of Christmas songs. The first single from the E.P, Christmas TV, was actually written in soundcheck at Birmingham Barfly and released as a free download for Christmas 2008. The rest of the EP was written and recorded in a short burst in late summer 2009 at Axis Studios in Sheffield and in their friend’s bedroom. It came at a moment of intense creativity for the band when the songs were coming thick and fast and the duo were really hitting their stride. The differing musical styles of the pair was already becoming apparent across the three original compositions and three covers, and there is a real sense of a band pushing their limits in a way which would coalesce in the recording of their breakthrough second album the following year. Moshi Moshi 12"
Goo Goo Dolls It's Christmas All Over Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls are celebrating Christmas early this year with the release of their first-ever holiday record It’s Christmas All Over. Arriving October 30th, 2020 via Warner Records, the album is filled with cover renditions of iconic holiday songs such as “Let It Snow” and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”, as well as two new originals that capture the warmth and nostalgia of classic Christmas favourites. Produced by frontman John Rzeznik in addition to the band’s longtime collaborators Brad Fernquist and Jimmy McGorman, the record was recorded during lockdown this year. On October 2nd, the band will debut “This Is Christmas”, the first official single from It’s Christmas All Over. Warner Records CD | LP
Christmas Crooners Various Artists Since the incredible and unexpected success of Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’ recorded by Bing Crosby on May 29, 1942, the practice of Christmas Songs has become a tradition that has spread throughout the world. ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby still holds the record for the best-selling single in history with more than 50 million copies sold worldwide. Includes songs from Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Charles Brown, Eddie Fisher, Perry Como, Frankie Laine, Gene Autry, Eddy Arnold, Dick Haymes. Le Chant du Monde LP
Coldplay Christmas Lights A tenth anniversary edition of the 'Christmas Lights' single from the legendary Coldplay, released in 'blue' coloured vinyl. Parlophone 7"
A MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES SELECTION BOX Various Artists In keeping with the spirit of the compilation, our cut of sales of this record (so that's £4.70 an LP) will also be donated to Crisis’ Home for All Campaign. This year Memphis Industries have corralled their musical titans to create some holiday songs with the hope of brining cheer and warming cockles to the cynical and season loving alike. A Christmas compilation of (mostly) original holiday songs from the likes of Field Music, The Go! Team, Jesca Hoop, Haley, The Phoenix Foundation, Stats, Francis Lung, Warm Digits, Rachael Dadd and The Cornshed Sisters. In aid of Crisis’ Home for All Campaign, £2 from every LP purchase goes to help their work. Chuck another log on the fire, pour yourself a large one, unwrap your brand-new turntable and stick on Lost Christmas to celebrate Christmas 2020 style. Memphis Industries LP
A Very Cool Christmas 2 Various Artists Double LP on 180g 'white' + 'light green' coloured vinyl. A Very Cool Christmas Volume 2 is the rightly follow-up to the first volume of the wonderful collection of some very cool Christmas songs. This volume consists of 32 Christmas tracks, recorded by some of the best musicians from the rock, soul, blues, folk and country scene. Think about some of the heroes from back in the days, like James Brown, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and Otis Redding, but also some musicians of the new generations, like The Decemberists, The Smithereens, Weezer, and Rufus Wainwright. This is indeed very cool in every aspect and song it has to offer! Available as a limited edition of 2000 individually numbered copies on white (LP1) and light green (LP2) vinyl. It includes an insert with track listing and credits plus witty Christmas inscriptions in the runout grooves. Music On Vinyl LP