Various Artists - All Ready for the 25th?

All Ready for the 25th?

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 16 tracks 5.99
Download Album (mp3) 16 tracks 9.99
Download Album (flac) 16 tracks 9.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Various Artists - All Ready for the 25th?

Yuletide means many things to many people. Sartorial’s Christmas Album All Ready For The 25th reflects this perfectly, from traditional readings of carols by saw-player David Coulter to chart classics covered by Department S (I Believe in Father Christmas) & Serious Drinking, a brilliant take on Human League’s December chart-topper Don’t You Want Me Baby (Jesus)?.

Mute Records latest signing Cold Specks (whose debut album was nominated for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, Canada’s equivalent of the Mercury Award) make Mary Margaret O’Hara’s Christmas Evermore their own whilst original material includes Father’s Christmas by Porky The Poet aka Phill Jupitus and Sickmass by Psychic Pussies plus slightly left-field takes on We Three Kings Of Orient Are by The NJE and Good King Wenceslas by Maracapella.

Robyn Hitchcock’s cover of Beefheart’s There Ain’t No Santa Claus on the Evenin’ Stage is accompanied by fellow Soft Boys guitarist Kimberley Rew’s tune All I Want Is You For Christmas, not forgetting contributions from Missy Le Pink, Dear Thief and James Kyllo.

Sartorial head-honcho Terry Edwards has raided his address book for some top-drawer draws here. Several of his musical co-conspirators, in addition to those already named, jumped at the chance to contribute to a project which was guaranteed to be energetic, enigmatic and eclectic, including Tom Waits collaborator Bent Clausen, ex-Madness bassist Mark Bedford plus members of Gallon Drunk, Underground Railroad and Edwards’ first band The Higsons.

But make no mistake - this isn’t just a list of names. It is far more than the sum of it’s parts, and may well be the Best Christmas Album In The World - EVER!!

Includes an essay on Christmas songs by Paul Morley written especially for Sartorial.

Reviews

"'All Ready For The 25th?' is a mixture of traditional carols by the likes of saw-player David Coulter, to chart classics covered by Department S (‘I Believe in Father Christmas’) and Serious Drinking, whom do a brilliant take on Human League’s December chart-topper ‘Don’t You Want Me Baby (Jesus)’?

Original material includes ‘Father’s Christmas’ by Porky The Poet, aka Phil Jupitus, and ‘Sickmass’ by Psychic Pussies, plus a slightly left-field take on ‘We Three Kings’ by The NJE." http://www.artrocker.tv

Tracklisting

CD Album (FIT055CD)
  1. David Coulter - Silent Night
  2. Cold Specks - Christmas Evermore
  3. The NJE - We Three Kings of Orient Are
  4. Missy Le Pink - Love at Second Sight
  5. Kimberley Rew - All I Want Is You For Christmas
  6. Maracapella - Good King Wenceslsas
  7. Robyn Hitchcock - There Ain't No Santa Claus On the Evenin' Stage
  8. Terry Edwards - The Christmas Song
  9. David Coulter - In the Bleak Midwinter
  10. Psychic Pussies - Sickmass
  11. Dear Thief - Christmas Wrapping
  12. Department S - I Believe in Father Christmas
  13. Serious Drinking - Don't You Want Me Baby (Jesus)?
  14. Porky The Poet - Father's Christmas
  15. James Kyllo - (Christmas Isn't Christmas Without) Presents
  16. Bent Clausen, Paul Banks and Charlotte Halberg - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Download Album (FIT055)
  1. David Coulter - Silent Night
  2. Cold Specks - Christmas Evermore
  3. The NJE - We Three Kings of Orient Are
  4. Missy Le Pink - Love at Second Sight
  5. Kimberley Rew - All I Want Is You For Christmas
  6. Maracapella - Good King Wenceslsas
  7. Robyn Hitchcock - There Ain't No Santa Claus On the Evenin' Stage
  8. Terry Edwards - The Christmas Song
  9. David Coulter - In the Bleak Midwinter
  10. Psychic Pussies - Sickmass
  11. Dear Thief - Christmas Wrapping
  12. Department S - I Believe in Father Christmas
  13. Serious Drinking - Don't You Want Me Baby (Jesus)?
  14. Porky The Poet - Father's Christmas
  15. James Kyllo - (Christmas Isn't Christmas Without) Presents
  16. Bent Clausen, Paul Banks and Charlotte Halberg - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Silent Night £0.79
2 Christmas Evermore £0.79
3 We Three Kings of Orient Are £0.79
4 Love at Second Sight £0.79
5 All I Want Is You For Christmas N/A N/A
6 Good King Wenceslsas £0.79
7 There Ain't No Santa Claus On the Evenin' Stage £0.79
8 The Christmas Song £0.79
9 In the Bleak Midwinter £0.79
10 Sickmass £0.79
11 Christmas Wrapping £0.79
12 I Believe in Father Christmas £0.79
13 Don't You Want Me Baby (Jesus)? £0.79
14 Father's Christmas £0.79
15 (Christmas Isn't Christmas Without) Presents £0.79
16 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (16 tracks) £9.99
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flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Silent Night £0.79
2 Christmas Evermore £0.79
3 We Three Kings of Orient Are £0.79
4 Love at Second Sight £0.79
5 All I Want Is You For Christmas N/A N/A
6 Good King Wenceslsas £0.79
7 There Ain't No Santa Claus On the Evenin' Stage £0.79
8 The Christmas Song £0.79
9 In the Bleak Midwinter £0.79
10 Sickmass £0.79
11 Christmas Wrapping £0.79
12 I Believe in Father Christmas £0.79
13 Don't You Want Me Baby (Jesus)? £0.79
14 Father's Christmas £0.79
15 (Christmas Isn't Christmas Without) Presents £0.79
16 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Album (16 tracks) £9.99
FLAC format technical details:
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