Start the holiday season now with Tinsel and Lights, Tracey Thorn's follow-up to her acclaimed 2010 album Love and Its Opposite. Featuring ten seasonal cover versions of songs by Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, Low and more as well as two new original tracks, Tinsel and Lights was produced by Ewan Pearson, and showcases Tracey’s famously rich vocals and contributions on guitar and piano.
Watch a brief video with footage from the recording of Tinsel and Lights now
New York Magazine included Tinsel and Lights in their "Picks for Fall" saying "Tinsel and Lights is part Christmas album, part covers album, and bound to be good company when it gets colder," while The Guardian declares that the album, "captures the emotions particular to the season and stands comparison with anything 's done."
Tinsel and Lights is available now on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store. The LP version includes Tracey’s rendition of “25th December” originally written and sung by Ben Watt on Everything But The Girl’s 1994 album Amplified Heart as well as limited-edition wrapping paper. CD and LP from the Merge store will receive a Tinsel and Lights holiday card set while supplies last.