Monday, 15 September 2014

A Wall of Sound for Christmas...


It's only September, and I hardly dare mention the 'C' word, but just look what we found in the Bookshop – a Christmas record! Really it’s much too early to put this out, but who could resist Phil Spector’s distinctive ‘Wall of Sound’ on seasonal classics like White Christmas, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Winter Wonderland, and Silent Night. And there’s also a few less well-known songs… Was (It’s a) Marshmallow World ever a hit? 

This is a 1972 re-issue (by Apple), of Spector’s earlier festive LP ‘A Christmas Gift To You’, featuring The Crystals, Darlene Love, Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans and, of course, The Ronettes. It’s probably been snapped up already (‘vintage vinyl’ is very popular) but it’s always worth browsing through our record collection to see what goodies you can find.

 

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