Episode 300: The Gift of the Wheelman

This is the 300th edition (sorta) of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). I hope you enjoyed the previous very special and bittersweet show. This time, however, it’s this year’s festive edition, so you can expect the usual eclectic mixture of music only this time all the tracks will have some form of wintry/Christmas/solstice theme. We have a feature album this time around, ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’, the 2019 compilation album by a.P.A.t.T., which contains 12 songs released over 13 years as part of the band’s annual challenge to record and release a song for each day of Christmas, and you’ll hear three tracks from that across the course of the show. You can also expect the usual eclectic musical mix, including some new music from 2020, some older tracks of various vintages thrown in for good measure, and a tribute to the late, great Harold Budd. All-in-all, expect a unique festive-themed extravaganza with lots of great music and pleasant surprises. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes. Downloaded file is 132.5 MB.

1. Just Like Christmas (3:09) – Low (Taken from the ‘Christmas’ EP; see lowtheband.bandcamp.com/album/christmas)

2. Veni Emmanuel (5:07) – Anne Dudley (Taken from the album ‘Ancient & Modern’; see www.annedudley.co.uk)

3. The Stout Guardian Of The Door (5:19) – Duir (Single available to buy via Bandcamp – duir1.bandcamp.com/track/the-stout-guardian-of-the-door-digital-single; see also www.andyweekes.net/index.php?/photography/duir–stout-guardian/)

4. No Holly For Miss Quinn (2:43) – Enya (Taken from the album ‘Shepherd Moons’; see www.facebook.com/officialenya/)

5. Frost Robin (3:01) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

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

6. Things Fall Apart (4:33) – Cristina (Taken from the album ‘Zetrospective #2: Hope Springs Eternal’; see zerecords.com/artist/12/cristina.html)

7. Driving home for Christmas (4:07) – Tin Men and the Telephone feat. Paul van Kessel (Taken from the album ‘Very Last Christmas’; see tinmenandthetelephone.bandcamp.com/album/very-last-christmas, tinmenandthetelephone.com & www.facebook.com/tinmenandthetelephone)

8. Wassail (6:48) – Big Big Train (Taken from the album ‘Folklore’; see bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/album/folklore, bigbigtrain.com/ & www.facebook.com/bigbigtrain/

9. Christ Alive (3:24) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album The Sea Nymphs’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-nymphs, www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

10. The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (4:20) – Natalie Fernandez/ Reinaldo De Jesus (Taken from the album ‘Together’; see trrstore.bandcamp.com/album/together-holiday-cd)

11. Carol of the Bells (3:18) – Don & The Quixotes (Taken from the album ‘Don We Now. . .’; see donandthequixotes.bandcamp.com/album/don-we-now & donandthequixotes.com)

12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (2:59) – Phoebe Bridgers (Single available to buy via phoebebridgers.bandcamp.com/track/have-yourself-a-merry-little-christmas; see also phoebefuckingbridgers.com)

13. I’m Walking Backwards For Christmas (3:14) – The Goons (Taken from the album ‘The Best Of’; see www.thegoonshow.net/)

14. Walking In The Air (3:12) – Becca Stevens Band (Single available to buy via beccastevensband.bandcamp.com/track/walking-in-the-air-single; see also www.beccastevens.com/ & www.facebook.com/BeccaStevensBand/)

15. 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/judydybleofficial)

16. Star on The Eucalyptus Tree (4:12) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

17. Sleet (4:58) – The Gasman (Taken from the album ‘Instrumental Computer Music’; see thegasman.bandcamp.com/album/instrumental-computer-music & www.facebook.com/gasmanmusic/

18. Winter Love Sermon (3:28) – Army of Moths (Taken from the ‘My Kingdom For a Horse EP; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/my-kingdom-for-a-horse-ep, armyofmoths.com/ & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

19. Our Very Final Christmas (3:59) – Tom Slatter (Single available to buy via tomslatter.bandcamp.com/track/our-very-final-christmas; see also tomslatter.co.uk & www.facebook.com/tomslattermusic)

20. Corpus Christi (5:49) – Rebsie Fairholm & Marvin B Naylor (Not currently available to buy, but it will also be on the forthcoming debut album by Rebsie & Marvin, ‘Like A Delicate Psychedelicat’; see rebsiefairholm.co.uk & marvinbnaylor.com/)

21. El Noi de la Mare (2:23) – Marvin B Naylor (Single available to buy via marvinbnaylormusic.bandcamp.com/track/el-noi-de-la-mare; see also marvinbnaylor.com/)

22. The Man With All The Toys (2:26) – Orwell (Taken from the EP ‘Sunny songs For Winter’; see orwell.bandcamp.com, www.orwellmusic.com/ & www.facebook.com/orwellfrenchband)

23. Ice Floes In Eden (3:28) – Harold Budd (Taken from the album ‘Lovely Thunder’; see www.haroldbudd.com & www.facebook.com/music.of.harold.budd)

24. 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)

25. Glory Be (3:33) – Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Prayers of the Rosary’; see mediaevalbaebes.bandcamp.com/album/prayers-of-the-rosary & www.facebook.com/mediaevalbaebes)

26. My Winter Eyes (3:36) – Madeleine Cocolas (Taken from the album ‘Winter’; see bigoandtwigetti.bandcamp.com/album/winter & www.madeleinecocolas.com/)

27. We Build Our Houses Well (3:37) – Rachael Dadd (with Rozi Plain & Kate Stables) (Taken from the album ‘Lost Christmas: A Festive Memphis Industries Selection Box’; see memphisindustries.bandcamp.com/album/lost-christmas-a-festive-memphis-industries-selection-box & www.musicglue.com/rachael-dadd/)

28. Xmas Denied (Serf Complex) (4:17) – Pye Corner Audio (Single which doesn’t appear to be available to buy just at the moment but see pyecorneraudio.bandcamp.com/track/xmas-denied-serf-complex; see also www.facebook.com/pyecorneraudio/ & pyecorneraudio.wordpress.com)

29. Merry Christmas (I Still Love You) (2:35) – a.P.A.t.T. (Taken from the album ‘The Essential Now That’s What I Call an a.P.A.t.T. Christmas Vol 1’; see apatt.bandcamp.com/album/the-essential-now-thats-what-i-call-an-a-p-a-t-t-christmas-vol-1, www.apatt.com/, & www.facebook.com/aPAtTpage)

30. Winter Constellations (5:53) – Imagination School (Taken from the album ‘To the Level of Light’; see www.imaginationschool.com/discography/to-the-level-of-light/)

31. Silent Night (3:54) – Fredo Viola feat. Nils Christian Fossdal (Single available via assorted music sites; see also www.fredoviola.com)

32. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Not currently available to download)

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. 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. Do join us for the next show when there will be lots more great music and the usual eclectic mixture of styles and genres, and it will also be the first show of 2021, so let’s hope for a happy New Year.