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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5 thoughts on “Advent song for December 22

  1. elsiem says:

    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. Niall says:

    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. Niall says:

    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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