Les Disques du Crepuscule presents an expanded vinyl edition of classic festive album Ghosts of Christmas Past, featuring favourites from the original 1981 and 1982 editions now joined by newer tracks by Crepuscule artists.
Sometimes witty, sometimes melancholic, the original version of Ghosts of Christmas Past in November 1981 featured exclusive contributions from luminaries such as Tuxedomoon, The Durutti Column, Paul Haig, Michael Nyman, Aztec Camera, Thick Pigeon and The Names. Subsequent editions in 1982 and 1986 added songs by Antena, Mikado, The Pale Fountains and The French Impressionists.
For this new vinyl version in 2015 Crepuscule have now added more chantons noel by Blaine L. Reininger, Section 25, Gavin Bryars, The Wake, Buscemi, Marsheaux, Deux Filles, Stanton Miranda, B Music and Ultramarine.
“Crepuscule's Christmas cracker is here to rescue the festive season from the fogies and bores"(Melody Maker); "Aztec Camera's Hot Club of Christ is a busy, Django-esque run through a few well-known Christmas ditties, Michael Nyman's Cream or Christians is a silly but loveable fragmented organ collage in a typical English eccentric tradition, Tuxedomoon are in playful Residential mood” (NME)
Cover art by Jean-Francois Octave. A remastered 2xCD version (TWI 158 CD) is also available.
1. Aztec Camera Hot Club of Christ
2. The Durutti Column One Christmas For Your Thoughts
3. Paul Haig Christiania
4. Isolation Ward Lamina Christus
5. Buscemi Shchedryk
6. The Swinging Buildings Praying for a Cheaper Christmas
1. Tuxedomoon Weihnachtsap
2. Thick Pigeon Jingle Bell Rock
3. French Impressionists Santa Baby
4. Gavin Bryars Season of Mists
5. Be Music Rocking Carol
6. Michael Nyman Cream or Christians
1. Antena Noelle a Hawai
2. Mikado Noel Sous le Soleil
3. The Pale Fountains Benoit’s Christmas
4. The Names Tokyo Twilight
5. Marsheaux We Met Bernard Sumner at a Christmas Party Last Night
1. Blaine L. Reininger Jingle Hell
2. Section 25 Jesus Sweetly Sleeps
3. Miranda Dali Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
4. The Wake Jesus From the Block
5. Deux Filles Deep Snowdrop
6. Ultramarine Winter Circle