This year independent record label Memphis Industries have corralled their musical titans to create some holiday songs with the hope of bringing cheer and warming cockles to the cynical and season loving alike.
This festive collection, available on vinyl and digital, is called Lost Christmas, the name of Memphis’ long-running series of Christmas shows, that, for obvious reasons can’t happen this year. The album features faithful renderings and krautrock reworks of seasonal classics but mostly entirely original compositions, destined to soundtrack office parties and family get-togethers in an alternate universe for years to come.
Side A opens with a new Field Music composition, “Home for Christmas”, of which David Brewis says “we wanted to write something which could sit happily on an Ultimate Christmas compilation, and so we’ve ended up with our own version of Planes, Trains and Automobiles set to a mash-up of every Christmas song we love.”
Listen to ‘Lost Christmas’ – BELOW:
In aid of Crisis’ Home for All Campaign, £2 from every LP purchase goes to help their work: Helping people leaving temporary accommodation to find a permanent home. Providing advice and practical help to people newly facing homelessness. Providing the support people need to keep their homes – with mental health, well-being, work and benefits. Calling for governments to commit to ensuring everyone has a safe and settled home. Supporting local organisations to provide permanent housing through a grants scheme.
1. Field Music – Home For Christmas
2. Haley – Like Ice And Cold
3. Warm Digits – Good Enough For You This Christmas
4. Rachael Dadd ft Rozi Plain & Kate Stables – We Build Our Houses Well
5. Stats – Christmas Without You
6. The Pheonix Foundation – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
7. Francis Lung – To Make Angels In The Snow
8. Jesca Hoop – White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes Cover)
9. The Go! Team – Look Outside (A New Year’s Coming)
10. The Cornshed Sisters – Have A Good Christmas Time
Lost Christmas Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lostchristmas