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Christmas music

What music came into your home this Christmas...

Please list it all even if it was for your kids (I'm interested)

My wife got Susan Boyle and Jim Reeves - she listened to both of them this morning

My presents were not music or hi-fi related

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I got these two, superb Smile :

Katherine Jenkins, Believe
Ludovico Einaudi, Nightbook

Bought my GF:

Norah Jones, The Fall

Still need to give Einaudi a proper listen.

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Black Eyed Peas - The End.  Fantastic :-).  More tomorrow shopping Smile

Bought my wife Michael Buble's new one and Take that circus on blu ray

 

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Foo fighters greatest hits

Black eyed peas-The end , god I love fergie., Wish she was in my stocking, LOL 

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I got Michael Buble`s new album and `Skyforger` by Amorphis.


My son got `Axe To Fall` by Converge on cd and vinyl. He also got `Sonic Boom` by Kiss, `Once Sent From Golden Hall` by Amon Amarth, solo album by Ace Frehey plus a Kiss dvd and a Twisted Sister dvd.


My missus got Take That live dvd.


Don`t think my daughter got any but I know she has a couple lined up for her birthday on New Years Eve including `Now That`s What I Call Music` number something or other and an album by someone who`s name I can`t remember. Sean Jay or Jay Sean perhaps?

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igglebert:
Ludovico Einaudi, Nightbook
Still need to give Einaudi a proper listen.



Didn't know you were a fan igglebert.

It's a grower so give it some spins. In my opinion , it's his best. Originally, I thought it 'just another Einaudi' and I didn't like the extra instrumentation of later releases but now love it. I saw him at The Sage in Gateshead earlier in the month and he (and the musicians) were absolutely sublime. One of the best concerts I've ever been too, and I'm mainly into hard rock! He did all the tracks on here.

Best tracks, for me, are the two build up pieces, 'Eros' and 'The Tower', followed by 'The Crane Dance' and the two 'Snow Preludes'. Post when you've had a chance to listen.

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Nice one Graham. I'm annoyed because I just spent three hours in the car and could have given it a good listen. Judging by track one it would have been a good night driving soundtrack.

I've had a similar sort of journey with Einaudi. Fell in love with his earlier piano work and was a bit shocked to hear the other stuff with a larger composition. It does grow on you once you get a feel for what sort of music it is.

I'll let you know how I get on with Nightbook. Really looking forward to listening uninterrupted. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Myself:

1) The Strange Boys (and Girls Club) LP (vinyl)*
2) Fall Be Kind EP - Animal Collective (vinyl)
3) Is There Nothing We Could Do ? - Badly Drawn Boy (CD)

Wife:

1) See Saw - Lisa Hannigan
2) The Asylum Years - Judee Sill

Daughter (14 years old):

1) Out Of Ashes - Dead By Sunrise
2) Hunky Dory - David Bowie


* new to me, and picked up when referenced by bloke out of The Cribs in one of those end of year round-ups & recommendations.

It's fantastic. Scuzzy, garage-y, exuberant-y.

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Cristmas eve at 3pm (every year)...

Christmas morning for the last 6 years (quietly)....

 

...at least until everyone has got up.

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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I was happy to find Micachu and the shapes, The dead weather and animal collective in my stocking. The surprise sound of christmas in our house this year was the xx everyone seemed to like it!

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No laughing


My wife had "Il Divo live in Barcelona" on Bluray,  actually quite good.


One daughter went for "Westlife, Leonna Lewis and Queen"

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Charlie Jefferson:
Wife:  2) The Asylum Years - Judee Sill .

Now that sounds good - I was really into Judee Sill in the '70s - it was sad about her demise

I had her albums on LP - I think I'll get round to that CD this year

I saw her at Leeds town hall once - she was very good - but the audience were there for Roy Harper and they gave her a hard time.

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Greenwich_Man:Charlie Jefferson:
Wife:  2) The Asylum Years - Judee Sill .

Now that sounds good - I was really into Judee Sill in the '70s - it was sad about her demise

I had her albums on LP - I think I'll get round to that CD this year

I saw her at Leeds town hall once - she was very good - but the audience were there for Roy Harper and they gave her a hard time.



Only discovered her a few years ago through exposure to the sublime "The Kiss". A sad demise as you mention.

The only footage I've seen is of her performing The Kiss on TOGWT, on one of the DVD compilations released awhile ago.

My older brother's a big Roy Harper fan, and often regales me with the tale of seeing him perform erratically in Halifax, one dark winter's night. Sympathetic audience, hostile performer apparently.

What's with these grouchy, drunken folk guys? Goes with the territory, I guess.

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Jamie Cullum - The Pursuit. His best since 2003 debut.


Thea Gilmore - Strange Communion. Not had much chance to listen but sounds great.


Bob Dylan's Xmas album. I know whatr you're thinking. Give it a go!

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Yeah, me too with the Dylan album. Slowly but surely it's becoming a household favourite, or so they seem to be telling me with their smiles.

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Me to sister: Vaselines - Enter The Vaselines

Me to dad: Martha Wainwright - Piaf Album

Sister to me: Bass Clef - May the Bridges I Burn Light the Way

 

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