TRACEY THORN FOLLOWS HER ACCLAIMED 2010 ALBUM 'LOVE AND ITS OPPOSITE' WITH A BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM, 'TINSEL AND LIGHTS', FEATURING TEN SEASONAL COVER VERSIONS, TWO NEW ORIGINAL SONGS BY TRACEY, AND GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM GREEN FROM SCRITTI POLITTI AND BEN WATT.
Produced by Ewan Pearson. Guest performances by Ben Watt (guitar and piano), Green Gartside (vocals), Leo Taylor (drums). Three orchestrations by Nick Ingman. Songs by Tracey Thorn, The White Stripes, Ron Sexsmith, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, Low, Scritti Politti and more.
Released worldwide on Oct 29 on Strange Feeling Records (except Oct 30 in North America on Merge Records)Further information here.
Deluxe Version includes:
- Hard 12" box with removable lid
- 180gm high quality vinyl pressing
- Extra track on vinyl ('25th December') not on CD
- Inner sleeve with full lyrics, credits and photos
- Finished copy of album on CD in gatefold wallet
- Set of five different 'Tinsel and Lights' Christmas cards with envelopes
- One sheet of 'Tinsel and Lights' Christmas wrapping paper
Finally, a couple of videos: one showing the making of the album:
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And this lets you listen to "Joy", which is for many the highlight in the album:
Another nice bit in the album: Tracey sings a song from Sufjan Stevens, "Sister Winter".
It seems Tracey's mother dead while she was recording this version, released last year: IMHO this is much more than the usual throwaway Christmas album with the only goal of taking profit of the season.