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The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular

Sound Opinions presents a Christmas special like none other. Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan is back with "Rock ‘n’ Pop Xmas"—Selections from XTC, The Band, The Kinks, The Beatles and more.

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Holiday Spectacular

This is a Christmas special like none other. Holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan scours record stores, dustbins and basements to find the best and most unique tunes for the season. And each year he treats Sound Opinions listeners to a much-anticipated hour of music and a free mix to download. This year is Rock ‘n’ Pop Xmas—surprising holiday selections from some of the best bands in music history—XTC, The Band, The Kinks, The Beatles and more.

*As a special bonus, listeners are invited to download Andy Cirzan's accompanying holiday compilation for FREE at christmas.soundopinions.org. The mix will only be up until the end of 2013, so get it while the yule log is hot! And happy holidays from Sound Opinions!

Featured Songs

  1. Pure Sunray, Caramel, Pure Sunray, self-released, 2013
  2. NRBQ, Christmas Wish, Christmas Wish, Line, 1986
  3. The Band, Christmas Must Be Tonight, Islands, Capitol, 1977
  4. Cheap Trick, Come On Christmas, Sex, America, Cheap Trick, Epic, 1996
  5. Big Star, Jesus Christ, Third/Sister Lovers, PVC, 1978
  6. The Ramones, Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight), Brain Drain, Sire, 1989
  7. Ira Ironstrings, Christmas Is For the Birds, Christmas Classics, Master Classics, 2010
  8. XTC, Thanks for Christmas, Thanks for Christmas (Single), Virgin, 1983
  9. Slade, Merry Xmas Everybody, Merry Xmas Everybody (Single), Polydor, 1973
  10. Chris Stamey Group, Christmas Time, Christmas Time, East Side Digital, 1986
  11. The Beatles, Everywhere It's Christmas, The Beatles‘ Fourth Christmas Record – 1. Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas, N/A, 1966
  12. The Beatles, Orowainya, The Beatles‘ Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: 1. Everywhere It’s Christmas, N/A, 1966
  13. The Beatles, Happy Christmas, Happy New Year, The Beatles' 1968 Christmas Record, N/A, 1968
  14. The Beatles, Jock and Yono, The Beatles' 1968 Christmas Record, N/A, 1968
  15. The Beatles, Happy Christmas, The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record: Happy Christmas 1969, N/A, 1969
  16. The Beatles, This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas, The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record: Happy Christmas 1969, N/A, 1969
  17. The Beatles, Christmas Time is Here Again!, Christmas Time is Here Again!, N/A, 1967
  18. The Kinks, Father Christmas, Misfits, Arista, 1978
  19. Bootsy's Rubber Band, What's a Telephone Bill?, Ahh…The Name is Bootsy, Baby!, Warner Bros., 1977
  20. Lou Reed, Perfect Day, Transformer, RCA, 1972
  21. Lou Reed, Dirty Blvd., New York, Sire, 1989
  22. Weezer, Pork and Beans, Weezer, DGC/Interscope, 2008
  23. Reel Big Fish, Sell Out, Turn The Radio Off, Mojo, 1996
  24. The Kinks, Top of the Pops, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, Reprise, 1970
  25. The Kinks, The Moneygoround, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, Reprise, 1970

Footnotes

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