The holiday season is upon us, and Tracey Thorn's Tinsel and Lights is a beautiful new album to add to your collection! 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.
NPR says of the album, "Tinsel and Lights is as warmly rendered as it is achingly bittersweet."
Listen to Tinsel and Lights in its entirety now at NPR Music
MTV Hive has premiered a 10-minute mini-documentary filmed while Tracey was recording Tinsel and Lights. John Norris spoke with her about how she chose the songs to cover and the process of making a holiday album.
Watch Tracey Thorn’s ‘Making of Tinsel and Lights’ mini-documentary now at MTV Hive
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. Also, Tinsel and Lights is included in our special holiday superbundle with She & Him's A Very She & Him Christmas. And don't forget to use the Merge Holiday coupon at checkout!