2CD: UK 30.11.15 (Les Disques du Crépuscule, TWI 158 30 CD)
1. Section 25 - Jesus Sweetly Sleeps
2. Miranda Dali - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
3. The Wake - Jesus From the Block
4. Marsheaux - We Met Bernard Sumner at a Christmas Party Last Night
5. Ultramarine - Winter Circle
6. Isolation Ward - Lamina Christus
7. Thick Pigeon - Jingle Bell Rock
8. Aztec Camera - Hot Club of Christ
9. Paul Haig - Scottish Christmas
10. B Music - Rocking Carol
11. Tuxedomoon - Weihnachtsrap
12. Virna Lindt - Festivo
13. Blaine L. Reininger - Jingle Hell
14. Blaine L. Reininger - Silent Blight
15. Blaine L. Reininger - Xmas Blooz
16. The Durutti Column - Snowflakes
17. Monks in the Snow - A Theme for This Special Evening
1. Hillcrest Club - Breakfast at Christmas
2. Paul Haig - Christiana
3. The Names - Tokyo Twilight
4. The Durutti Column - One Christmas For Your Thoughts
5. White Birds - Possessed By the Stars
6. The Swinging Buildings - Praying for a Cheaper Christmas
7. B Music - Ode to Joy
8. Antena - Noelle a Hawai
9. The Pale Fountains - Benoît’s Christmas
10. The French Impressionists - Santa Baby
11. Simon Topping - Peep Show International
12. Thick Pigeon - Silhouettes
13. Deux Filles - The Snow Falls and the Village Is Overflowing With Children
14. Mikado - Message de Noël
15. Winston Tong - The Twelve Days of Christmas
16. The Arcadians - Write Your Letter
17. Michael Nyman - Cream or Christians
18. Magazzini Criminali - Honolulu 25 dicembre 1990
Les Disques du Crépuscule presents an expanded edition of classic festive album Ghosts of Christmas Past, featuring favourites from the original 1981 and 1982 editions now joined by newer tracks by Crépuscule artists. It's released on 30 November 2015 as TWI 158 CD.
Sometimes witty, sometimes melancholic, the original version of Ghosts of Christmas Past in November 1981 featured exclusive contributions from luminaries such as Tuxedomoon, The Durutti Column, Paul Haig, Michael Nyman, Aztec Camera, Thick Pigeon and The Names. Subsequent editions in 1982 and 1986 added songs by Antena, Mikado, The French Impressionists, Pale Fountains and Winston Tong.
The two Durutti Column tracks are Snowflakes and One Christmas For Your Thoughts.
For this new double CD version in 2015 Crépuscule have now added more chantons noel by Blaine L. Reininger, Section 25, The Wake, Marsheaux, Deux Filles, Stanton Miranda, Virna Lindt, B Music and Ultramarine.
Festive cover art is by Jean-Francois Octave and the remastered 2CD package comes in a deluxe 6-panel digipack.
Available to buy direct from Les Disques du Crépuscule mail order.