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(More) Sounds of X-Mas

December 6, 2012

Well, here’s UK’s biggest contribution to modern carols: Roy Wood and Wizzard‘s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday! Heavy on the Spector-influence (is that bombastic production especially fitting for the holiday?), the 7″ single was released in 1973 and despite being a magnificent song (and a month-long Top Ten hit from December to January!) it was actually a release that never broke even on account of the sheer amount of money it cost to produce. And those impressive threads sure couldn’t have come cheap, ha ha ha.

Anyway; one of many staples in December, the song has been reissued twice during the 1980s (both times making a dent on the sales charts), and in recent years (thanks to downloads) it never fails to reach the charts come Yuletide. I’m not too sure how much an original 7″ will cost on eBay, but this is one of those sure-shot songs you’ll find on pretty much any X-Mas compilation album.

NOTE: Garage punkers might wanna check out Sympathy For the Record Industry‘s 1993 compilation Happy Birthday Baby Jesus where it’s covered by New York’s best The Devil Dogs. How about a sample?

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2 comments

  1. I do like that Wizard song – it isn’t Christmas without it…



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