Posts Tagged ‘ X-Mas ’

Feist – Lo, How A Rose E’re Blooming (German Christmas Carol – 16th century)

Es ist ein Ros’ enstprungen – Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming

I learnt the German traditional song “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” when I sang in the church choir long time ago. Michael Prätorius composed it in the late 16th century. It is unknown who wrote the lyrics.

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I love Christmas Carols but I never loved this one…until yesterday, when I first listened to Leslie Feist’s version:

Her version’s just brilliant, very simple, clear, classy, and beautiful. The style slightly reminds me of “The Park”.

The Raveonettes – Wishing You A Rave Christmas

The Raveonettes have just released their Christmas EP: “Wishing You a Rave Christmas”

1.    Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

2.    Come On Santa

3.    Christmas Ghosts           (listen to this track on thesixtyone.com)

4.    Christmas In Cleveland

 

 

You can buy the EP (US$3.99) on iTunes, amazon.com, and emusic.com

Christmas Mixtape 2008

I was decorating my flat for Christmas this morning and needed some music to get myself in the mood for it. Having just returned from vacation, I can hardly believe there are just 3 weeks to go until the Christmas holidays start…..  😀

Well, why not create a quick digital mixtape and post it in my blog. Here it is:

[edit 01/01/2009:
mixwit does not exist any longer, so the tape won’t play the Christmas songs…
From the mixwit website:
We regret to announce that Mixwit will cease to exist at the end of the year. The website and profiles will be turned off around Dec 21st Dec 27th and all embedded widgets will stop playing before the end of December.]

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1. The Swimmers – The Christmas Sound
2. Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Let’s Boogie To The Elf Dance
3. The Raveonettes – Christmas Song
4. Okkervil River – Listening to Otis Redding at Home during Christmas
5. Low – If You Were Born Today