Thursday, 11 December 2014

ADVENT CALENDAR: Dec 11th - Belle And Sebastian - 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'

Another one taken from that brilliant XFM compilation 'It's A Cool, Cool Christmas', released back in 2000. I have memories of buying that CD from HMV in Bath on a cold Winter evening. This Belle And Sebastian version of 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel' is of truly haunting beauty... By the way, the photo you see on the right is of my homemade 'Merry Christmas' compilation that I put together last year, made from some Christmas cards and the plastic packaging that they came in. Think I might give it a spin later in fact...

Allmusic writer Tim DiGravina described 'It's A Cool, Cool Christmas' as "inspired good fun", calling it "without a doubt, one of the better alternative, holiday collections". RTÉ described Belle and Sebastian's "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" as a "beautiful ethereal version"..

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