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Author: Subject: Eric Clapton Readies First Christmas Album ‘Happy Xmas’

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  posted on 10/19/2018 at 02:29 AM
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/eric-clapton-readies-first-ch ristmas-album-happy-xmas-713027/


Eric Clapton has announced his first Christmas album Happy Xmas, a collection of seasonal songs that arrives this October.

“I had in my head that these holiday songs could be done with a slight blues tinge, and I started to figure out how to play the blues lines in between the vocals,” Clapton told Billboard.

“I got it down and one of the most identifiable songs on the album, the one that became the foundational style, is ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.'”

The 14-track album boasts popular seasonal favorites like “White Christmas” and “Silent Night” alongside lesser-known Christmas songs and one Clapton-penned original, “For Love on Christmas Day.” Clapton’s rendition of the standard “Jingle Bells” also carries the parenthetical “In Memory of Avicii.”

Clapton co-produced Happy Xmas alongside Simon Climie, with the guitarist also contributing the hand-drawn album cover featuring Clapton dressed as Santa Claus.

Happy Xmas, due out October 12th, is Clapton’s first official album since 2016’s I Still Do. The guitarist last released his Life in 12 Bars documentary’s soundtrack, featuring his career highlights and unreleased songs, in July.

Happy Xmas Track List

1. White Christmas
2. Away In A Manger (Once In Royal David’s City)
3. For Love On Christmas Day
4. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday
5. Christmas Tears
6. Home For The Holidays
7. Jingle Bells (In Memory Of Avicii)
8. Christmas In My Hometown
9. It’s Christmas
10. Sentimental Moments
11. Lonesome Christmas
12. Silent Night
13. Merry Christmas Baby
14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

[Edited on 10/19/2018 by jszfunk]

 

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  posted on 10/19/2018 at 06:40 PM
Jeez. We lost him.
 

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  posted on 10/20/2018 at 10:09 AM
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Jeez. We lost him.


Unless of course he records the whole album with a Les Paul through a Marshall amp!

 

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  posted on 10/20/2018 at 12:11 PM
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Jeez. We lost him.


I agree. What would’ve been awesome is if he spent the last 50 years releasing albums of the same kind of music over and over again.

He’s been playing standards for about the last 10 years now. This falls right in line with that. Bought their Christmas songs, they are all basically standards. It’s clear that’s where his musical heart has been for a while.

I’m actually excited. And his voice has become very good. I know he can do a good job with this. A rock album at this point? It’s tough for him to even play anymore.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2018 at 12:19 PM
Have some spirit, it’s Christmas. Elvis smoked on those old tunes.

 

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  posted on 10/20/2018 at 05:40 PM
Didn’t Chuck Leavell do a Christmas album?

I’ll give this a shot. I think EC’s voice has gotten better and better, and he is a tasty player. I prefer him on balladslike “Hard Times” and “Old Love,” and I bet this is in the same vein.

I’ll take it over an attempt to stay up with techno or hip hop etc.

 

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Didn’t Chuck Leavell do a Christmas album?

I’ll give this a shot. I think EC’s voice has gotten better and better, and he is a tasty player. I prefer him on balladslike “Hard Times” and “Old Love,” and I bet this is in the same vein.

I’ll take it over an attempt to stay up with techno or hip hop etc.


Yep - Chuck recorded a Christmas album, & it was pretty cool. Here's a couple of the tunes live. Looks like Randall Bramblett & Davis Causey are part of the band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgj_KR3hb5s

[Edited on 10/21/2018 by MartinD28]

 

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  posted on 10/20/2018 at 09:18 PM
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12. Silent Night 14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


Oh, how times have changed; not sure about what to think of this.

OK, I've thought about it.

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  posted on 10/21/2018 at 07:06 AM
Can it be worse than Dylan's Christmas in the Heart...and I say that as a diehard Dylan fan.

 

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  posted on 10/21/2018 at 08:25 AM
Skynyrd put one out in the 90s. I really like it. I think Charlie Daniels and some of the .38 Special guys are on it.

 

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  posted on 10/21/2018 at 10:00 AM

White Room Christmas

For Your Love On Christmas Day

Lay Down Santa

I Shot the Santa

The Little Baker Boy

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  posted on 10/21/2018 at 10:53 AM
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White Room Christmas

For Your Love On Christmas Day

Lay Down Santa

I Shot the Santa

The Little Baker Boy

Sleighla


Ha! That's priceless! First time I've laughed out loud at something on the internet in a long, long time.


Well done, sir, well done!

 

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  posted on 10/22/2018 at 08:30 AM
I'll be buying it.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2018 at 11:30 AM
Is "Xmas" a holiday?
I don't recognize that one.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2018 at 11:53 AM
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Can it be worse than Dylan's Christmas in the Heart...and I say that as a diehard Dylan fan.


How about this spoof by "Bob and the Dylantones":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeIiTAcafU0

 

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  posted on 10/22/2018 at 12:35 PM
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Can it be worse than Dylan's Christmas in the Heart...and I say that as a diehard Dylan fan.

I heard a little of Bob's tongue in his cheek, an approach of which Slowhand is not capable!?

 

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  posted on 10/22/2018 at 04:12 PM
It's actually really pretty decent. Lots of soulful singing and playing. Think The Band's Christmas Must Be Tonight. and you get the feel of some of it

 

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  posted on 10/23/2018 at 06:50 PM
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White Room Christmas

For Your Love On Christmas Day

Lay Down Santa

I Shot the Santa

The Little Baker Boy

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After some intense thinking over the last couple of days, all that I can come up with is:


Hideaway in a Manger


I was going to suggest Wrapping Paper. Seems like an obvious choice, but I figured that non-Cream fans wouldn't appreciate it. Well, let's be honest, Cream fans wouldn't appreciate it either!

 

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  posted on 10/24/2018 at 08:28 AM
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White Room Christmas

For Your Love On Christmas Day

Lay Down Santa

I Shot the Santa

The Little Baker Boy

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This is good. I read the book that he wrote some time back and came away wondering how in the hell someone with this talent and success cou be so codependent.

 

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  posted on 10/24/2018 at 11:56 AM
Hideaway in a Manger lol good one. Wrapping Paper didn't need any change up.


It Came After a Midnight Clear

Strange Jew

Xroads

Tales of Brave St. Nicholas (tiny strands of tinsel run laughing thru your fingers and you want to take her with you to the heartland of the Christmas...)

ummmm.... Electrician ? ( hey now baby climb up on my icy roof, I wanna show you the Christmas lights go poof? I'm an electrical man, but the eaves are out of reach, winter sucks bigtime wish I was on a Florida beach)



 

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  posted on 12/8/2018 at 08:47 AM
I bought this. I actually really like it. His take on Jingle Bells is the only clunker for me. Though my kids like it, so . . .

But, overall a very nice album with tasty guitar throughout.

 

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  posted on 12/8/2018 at 11:38 AM
Heard it piped in to Barnes and Noble yesterday - nice vibe, Clapton, it is warm, organic, at least it is actual music. nothing incredible, it's a Christmas album what do you expect - for sure a welcome relief from Burl Ives and Mannheim Steamroller and the other sonic torment of Christmas. A lot of it makes me physically ill.
 

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  posted on 12/8/2018 at 04:39 PM
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Heard it piped in to Barnes and Noble yesterday - nice vibe, Clapton, it is warm, organic, at least it is actual music. nothing incredible, it's a Christmas album what do you expect - for sure a welcome relief from Burl Ives and Mannheim Steamroller and the other sonic torment of Christmas. A lot of it makes me physically ill.

I agree Claptons voice is soulful and his playing is quite good especially on Christmas Tears

 

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  posted on 12/12/2018 at 07:03 PM
I've heard something where he sings "Feels Like Christmas", and it is just Clapton singing like he always does. He doesn't try to be anybody else. It was nice.

 

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