Sunday, December 14, 2008

Countdown to Christmas #14

This post does contain tracks I have posted before, but I thought might be worth hearing again. These tracks were freebies, in 2006 and 2007 respectively, so I hope their record dompanies are not going to suddenly become uncooperative.

Sweden's The Knife are a brother and sister act who do a rather fantastic act in electronica; this is no exception.

The Knife -'Christmas Reindeer.' mp3

Meanwhile, the Manic Street Preachers are possibly the biggest act ever to come out of Wales (Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones not withstanding). This year, long-lost bandmate Richey Edwards was pronounced officially dead. Wherever you are Richey, in this life or the next, I genuinely hope that you have found peace.

Manic Street Preachers -'Christmas Ghost.' mp3

If you follow this link, you will see James Dean Bradfield doing a solo version of 'Last Christmas' on YouTube. You can buy a version of the Manic Street Preachers covering this from iTunes from the album Lipstick Traces.

Please note: These tracks were released as free downloads in 2006 and 2007 respectively. 17 Seconds does not promote stealing music, rather it encourages people to hear about music, and to go and investigate it, rather than not knowing about it. Neither of these two tracks are available in the UK on iTunes at the moment, therefore I do not believe I can in any way be guilty of copyright infringement. If you are from the DMCA, the RIAA or some similar organisation, policing the net in a manner akin to a totalitarian regime, please go and shoot yourself. If you are just here to hear music, nice to see you, hope you are well and Merry Christmas.

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