Episode 169: The Missing Christmas Parcel – Post Early for Christmas

This is the 169th edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The show is also available via Mixcloud here and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show is now appearing on Progzilla in alternate weeks). Well, after a wonderful show from Rebsie & Daniel from Alchymical Muse I have returned to bring you the annual Eppy Gibbon festive special. You can expect a typically diverse and eclectic musical mix but focused on winter, the cold and of course Christmas, including three tracks from the feature album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’ by The December People. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours & 13 minutes. Downloaded file is 121.6 MB.

1. Reloj de Sol (2:36) – Advent (Taken from the album ‘Silent Sentinel; see www.adventmusic.net/, advent-prog.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/adventprog)

2. In the Bleak Midwinter (4:14) – The Swingle Sisters (Taken from the album ‘Unwrapped’; see www.theswingles.co.uk/, www.singers.com/group/Swingle-Singers/www.facebook.com/TheSwingles/)

3. The Sussex Carol (2:11) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient and Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk/)

4. Winterthru (3:46) – Echolyn (Taken from the album ‘Suffocating The Bloom’; see www.echolyn.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/echolyn1 & www.facebook.com/echolynband)

5. Variations on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (6:11) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

6. Little Drummer Boy (5:45) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

7. Winter Hill (4:01) – Alpha Seven (Taken from the album ‘Great TV Masts Of The UK’; see alphaseven.bandcamp.com, www.sofacom.co.uk/www.facebook.com/Alpha-Seven-376126492474507/timeline/)

8. A Winter Hunt (7:53) – The Blossom (Taken from the album The Shepherd’s Calendar; see www.medievalrecords.co.uk/blossom.html, theblossom.bandcamp.com/releases & www.cdbaby.com/cd/theblossom)

9. Gloomy Winter (4:31) – Shine (Taken from the album ‘Sugarcane’; see www.shine-trio.com/, shinetrio.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/shinetrioscotland)

10. Christmas Time Is Here (3:01) – This Is The Kit (Single released in 2014; see thisisthekit.co.uk/, thisisthekit.bandcamp.com/album/bashed-outwww.facebook.com/thisisthekit)

As part of the feature, ‘The 80s Weren’t All Rubbish You Know!’ …

11. Only You (3:26) – The Flying Pickets (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of The Flying Pickets’; see www.pickets.co.uk/)

12. Where Do Jam Jars Go At Christmas (2:51) – Misty’s Big Adventure (Single released in 2005; see mistysbigadventure.com/ & www.facebook.com/mistysbigadventure/)

13. Run With The Fox (4:12) – Chris Squire (Taken from the album ‘Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir’; see www.chrissquire.com/)

14. Carol Of The Bells (6:19) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

15. Angels We Have Heard On High (3:00) – John Stebbe (Taken from the EP ‘A Jazz Piano Christmas’; see itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-jazz-piano-christmas-ep/id582799239 & www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnstebbe2)

16. X-Massless Forever (2:44) – Evil Superstars (Taken from the CD single ‘B.A.B.Y.’; see houbi.com/belpop/groups/evilsuperstars.htm)

17. Riu Chiu (TV Version) (1:32) – The Monkees (Taken from the album ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [Deluxe Edition]’; see www.monkees.com/ & www.monkees.net/)

18. Snowman (3:55) – Frost* (Taken from the album ‘Milliontown’; see britishwintertime.com/ & www.facebook.com/Official-Frost-154098904622178/)

19. Angel On The Water (6:48) – Andy Pickford (Taken from the album ‘Vanguard 1’; see www.admusicshop.com/product/andy-pickford-vanguard-1-cd-coming-soon-is-the-world-ready/, andypickford1.bandcamp.com, andypickfordmusic.webplus.net/ & www.facebook.com/AndyPickfordMusic)

20. What Child Is This? (4:42) – The December People (Taken from the album ‘Sounds Like Christmas’; see www.magnacarta.net/december_people/decemberpeople.html)

21. A Snowflake In Her Hand (Album Version) (6:24) – Kontakte (Taken from the EP ‘Snowflake Remixes’, which is available as a free download; see kontakte.bandcamp.com/album/snowflake-remixes-free-download-ep, www.facebook.com/pages/kontakte/10237621989 & driftingfalling.com/roster/kontakte/)

22. Wintersong (4:02) – Judy Dyble (Taken from the album ‘Flow and Change′; see judydyble.com/, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXjFsrPyC-g & www.facebook.com/pages/Judy-Dybles-Newborn-Strangers/126882790740456)

23. Winter Bride (5:56) – The White Birch (Taken from the album ‘The Weight of Spring’; see label.glitterhouse.com/artists.php?show=38 & www.facebook.com/thewhitebirch)

24. River Ice (5:32) – Tobin Mueller (Taken from the album ‘Flow: The Music of J. S. Bach and Tobin Mueller’; see www.tobinmueller.com/, www.cdbaby.com/cd/tobinmueller24 & itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tobin-mueller/id97659025)

25. Season’s Greet (3:55) – Karda Estra (Taken from the EP ‘Future Sounds’; see www.kardaestra.co.uk/, kardaestra.bandcamp.com/ & www.facebook.com/pages/Karda-Estra/67051130804)

As part of the semi-regular feature, ‘Cats’ Corner’, with jingle music composed especially by Luna Trick

26. Warm Hearths and Sleeping Cats (3:43) – Pia Silvi (Taken from the album ‘Virtually Handsewn’; see www.piasilvi.com & www.cdbaby.com/cd/piasilvi)

27. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners too. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I will be back for the next show, the first 2016 edition of the show, so I hope to see you in the New Year…


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