Tinsel and Lights

Tracey Thorn

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MRG459 | Release Date 2012

In 2012, Tracey Thorn followed 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 tracks, and Green from Scritti Politti.

Produced by Ewan Pearson, Tinsel and Lights features Tracey’s rich vocals and contributions on guitar and piano. Her longtime partner, Ben Watt guests on guitar and piano on several tracks. Leo Taylor (Adele, Hot Chip) plays drums, Steve Pearce – who played on Everything But The Girl’s feted album, Idlewild – is on bass, while Pearson adds signature synths and electronics. Three tracks include orchestral arrangements by Nick Ingman. The LP version will include Tracey’s rendition of “25th December” originally written and sung by Ben Watt on Everything But The Girl’s 1994 album Amplified Heart

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Joy 04:00 $0.99 Buy
Play Hard Candy Christmas 03:24 $0.99 Buy
Play Like a Snowman 02:38 $0.99 Buy
Play Maybe This Christmas 02:12 $0.99 Buy
Play In the Cold, Cold Night 02:38 $0.99 Buy
Play Snow 02:40 $0.99 Buy
Play Snow in Sun 02:19 $0.99 Buy
Play Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 03:16 $0.99 Buy
Play Tinsel and Lights 03:26 $0.99 Buy
Play River 03:24 $0.99 Buy
Play Taking Down the Tree 04:11 $0.99 Buy
Play Sister Winter 04:30 $0.99 Buy

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