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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Party Soundtrack!

I know, right? It's that time of year again. I'm putting my comp up early this year, because last year's three Christmas comps have been far and away the most popular downloads I've put up here at Burn and Shine. The first three Redux volumes, by the way, have new download links, and you can find them here: Seventy-Five of the Best Holiday Tunes Known to Man!

I struggled a little bit with this year's volume, but Mrs. Maximum Jack came in and saved the day by helping me sequence it, and by making some hard decisions as to what to leave off (thanks Sweetie!). We both agree that the standout track on this year's comp is the Reigning Sound's "If Christmas Can't Bring You Home". A song neither of us had heard until this year. It was released as an old-fashioned Christmas 7" on Norton Records in 2004, and I stumbled upon it via some nice blogger who had done a vinyl transfer (I wish I could remember who that was-- apologies). Another new to me highlight is "It's Xmas So We'll Stop" by Frightened Rabbit. A Scottish band that I didn't think I really liked-- or at least I didn't like their last record, but this song is just achingly beautiful. It was also released as a 7" last year on FatCat Records. Again some random nice blogger did the vinyl transfer--- not me.

Anywho, with four volumes and nearly five hours of Christmas Rock, you now have the perfect soundtrack to your next holiday get together.

Happy Listening!

Christmas Redux Four

01. “Seasons Greetings” by Robbers on High Street [2:23]
02. “Merry Christmas Will Do” by Material Issue [3:36]
03. “Careless Santa” by Mono Puff [2:16]
04. “iPod Xmas” by Hello Saferide
05. “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway [3:32]
06. “Christmas is Cancelled” by The Long Blondes [4:29]
07. “Let Me Sleep (Christmas Time)” by Pearl Jam [3:00]
08. “If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home” by The Reigning Sound [2:32]
09. “Ghost of Christmas” by Manic Street Preachers [3:39]
10. “I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake [3:22]
11. “Back Door Santa” by Clarence Carter [2:10]
12. “Christmas Eve” by Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci [1:51]
13. “Christmas Must Be Tonight” by The Band [3:41]
14. “Little Saint Nick (Single Version)” by The Beach Boys [2:11]
15. “There Ain’t No Sanity Claus” by The Damned [2:31]
16. “Christmas Vacation” by The Descendents [2:39]
17. “Power Pop Santa” by The Pointed Sticks [3:20]
18. “Holiday Hymn” by Orange Juice [3:01]
19. “Lonely This Christmas” by Carter USM [2:12]
20. “Christmas” by The Posies [3:53]
21. “Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday” by William Bell [2:39]
22. “Silver Bells” by Swearing at Motorists [2:03]
23. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Ronettes [2:42]
24. “It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop” by Frightened Rabbit [5:28]
25. “Christmas Time (Is Here Again) by The Beatles [3:03]

Total Time: 1:15:25

Download it here: Christmas Redux Volume Four

1 comment:

laura said...

Can't wait to add this one to my Maximum Jack Xmas Box Set--along with copious amounts of red wine, it's what gets me through the holidays. Thanky!