Advent song for December 22

I’m sorry that this is so late; I have been in transit from Dublin since 7.30am and I was too bleary from sleep and nervous about getting home to post a song that early in the morning. But we have made it home for Christmas, and in celebration here is another unChristmassy Christmas number one.

I don’t think it’s the done thing to prefer this 1983 version to Yazoo’s original of the year before, but I do. It’s a one-trick pony of a song alright, but the trick is a good one. I also like how manifestly eighties it sounds, which you wouldn’t think could be possible with an a capella song. And I like the contrast between the blokeiness of the video and the sweetness of the song itself.

 

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Author: Laura Morgan

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5 thoughts on “Advent song for December 22”

  1. I am pleased there’s someone else who likes it! That’s three now: you, me, and my dad. And, I suppose, all the people who bought it, but I have never met one of them.

  2. It isn’t a capella: most of the voices are programmed onto keyboards and then sequenced. If there’s more than two actual live voices on the record I’d be very surprised.

  3. But that’s why it sounds so 80s! There are more synthesizers on this than there were on the original version!

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