Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Advent 6: I'm Going Home

A couple of years ago Justin Lee Collins set himself the task of reviving the Christmas single and tracked down performers from the big Christmas singles of the 70s to help him - and this is the result. I watched the programme and liked it immediately, downloaded it from the Channel Four site and have enjoyed listening to it every Christmas since.

The song has a tremendous Christmas pedigree:

> written by Rob Davis of Mud (Christmas hit: 'Lonely This Christmas') who also co-wrote 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' for Kylie
> sung by David Essex (Christmas hit: 'A Winters Tale')
> guitar by Dave Hill of SLADE (Christmas hit: 'Merry Christmas Everybody')
> drums by Don Powell of SLADE (Christmas hit: 'Merry Christmas Everybody')
> other musicians/vocals from Showaddywaddy (Christmas hit: 'Hey Mr Christmas').

Not bad, eh? Give it a listen!

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