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Christmas [EP] [Limited]
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Album: Christmas [EP] [Limited]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Just Like Christmas
2)    Long Way Around the Sea
3)    Little Drummer Boy, The
4)    If You Were Born Today (Song for Little Baby Jesus)
5)    Blue Christmas
6)    Silent Night
7)    Taking Down the Tree
8)    One Special Gift
 

Album: Christmas [EP] [Limited]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Just Like Christmas
2)    Long Way Around the Sea
3)    Little Drummer Boy, The
4)    If You Were Born Today (Song for Little Baby Jesus)
5)    Blue Christmas
6)    Silent Night
7)    Taking Down the Tree
8)    One Special Gift
 
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Performer Notes
  • Low: Alan Sparhawk (vocals, guitar); Mimi Parker (vocals, percussion); Zak Sally (bass).
  • Recording information: 20 Below, Duluth, MN.
  • Here's a shocker: Slow-core/low-core/no-core masters Low turn in the hippest Christmas disc since Silkworm pierced our hearts with IN THE BLEAK MID-WINTER. Completely without irony, Low perform five original and three traditional Christmas songs on this disc. And speaking of traditional, brace yourselves for the surprising Phil Spector-style original that opens up the disc, "Just Like Christmas," a cut that even features sleigh bells. But then there is the fuzzed-out, indie drone take on "Little Drummer Boy." And Mimi sings a beautiful, note-perfect rendition of "Blue Christmas" at a heroically lethargic tempo. It's all sincere and quite lovely.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (12/10/99, p.112) - "...makes such traditional tunes as 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'Silent Night' beautifully morose. The band cloaks the covers and their own seasonally themed compostions in a lovely haze..." - Rating: A-

Q (1/00, p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...attains new heights....Quite possibly the only Christmas album - other than Phil Spector's - it's OK to like. Yes, that's good."

Uncut (1/00, p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Their versions of 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'Silent Night' capture the gently abiding, candlelit spirit of the season, as do their own, patiently beautiful compositions..."e

Alternative Press (1/00, p.92) - 4 out of 5 - "...an irony-free Christmas album that doesn't reek of opportunism from an unpreachy band is simplt a godsend. Regardless of your religious affiliation...it's easy to get swept away by the beauty of CHRISTMAS..."
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