29 December 2008

12 Songs of Christmas - Song #3

Here’s a rare one called “Stop the Calvary,” little-heard in the US but always big in England and Ireland. What makes this one particularly special is that it’s from an artist associated with the rough-and-tumble early days of New Wave -- not a period known for its sentimentality.

If you ever happen to run across an album by Jona Lewie, just take it from me and pick it up. It may not set your heart a-flutter at first, but you’ll find yourself humming tunes from it soon after purchase, and for the rest of your life. Wish he’d come out of retirement ...

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