The Sound Opinions Holiday Spectacular 2014

Jim and Greg welcome back their favorite bearer of holiday music cheer, collector Andy Cirzan, to share his latest compilation of eclectic and eccentric seasonal tunes. This year, it's a "Holiday Pop Parade."

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Holiday Spectacular

Snow is falling here in Chicago and that means it's time for our favorite holiday music collector and expert Andy Cirzan to join us for our annual Holiday Spectacular. Andy 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 Holiday Pop -- 1960s and 1970s era pop music set to the theme of Christmas. Look forward to songs from Claudine Longet, The Free Design and Joanie Sommers.

*As a special bonus, listeners are invited to download Andy Cirzan's accompanying holiday compilation for FREE at The mix will only be up until the end of 2014, so get it while the yule log is hot! And happy holidays from Sound Opinions!

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