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The Wurzels Christmas Album
(Released: November 14th 2011)

1. White Christmas Irving Berlin (Berlin Irving Music c/o Warner Chappell Music)
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To TownJohn Frederick Coots & Haven Gillespie (EMI Catalgoue Partnership)
3. Merry Christmas Everybody Noddy Holder & Jim Lea (Barn Publishing - Slade Ltd)
4. Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson (EMI Mills Music Inc)
5. Let It Snow Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne (Cahn Music Company c/o WB Music Corp & Warner Chappel Music Inc)
6. Fairytale Of New York Jem Finer & Shane MacGowen (BMG Music Publishing/Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd)
7. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Roy Wood (Anne Rachel Music Corp c/o EMI Music Songs Ltd)
8. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree Johnny Marks (St Nicholas Music Inc/Chappell Music)
9. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Johnny Marks (St Nicholas Music Inc/Chappell Music)
10. When A Child Is Born Fred Jay & Ciro Dammicco (Ardmore & Beechwood Ltd /EMI Music Publishing Italia SRL)
11. Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard & Richard B Smith (Redwood Music Ltd/DDG Inc/Francis Day and Hunter Ltd)
12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) John Lennon & Yoko Ono (Lenono Music)

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Sleeve Notes:

Lead Vocals & mince pies by Pete Budd Accordion

,Vocals and mulled cider by Tommy Banner

Festive fretboarded thingymijigs and tuned turkey baster by Sedge Moore

Tubs tickled, thumped and licked by Amos Morgan

A festive smörgåsbord of other rusty-stringed bits of fire wood played by Phillip St Norton

Stinky guitar solo on Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Clinton Charterhouse

The Brassholes featured Matt Bourne-Jones, Ben Waghorn and Savio Pacini all dressed up in Santa outfits getting their fluffy beards stuck down their blow holes

Lovely girly vocal on Fairytale of New York by Claire Miller

Extra biscuit tin hits and brass band on When A Child Is Born supplied by Spanky Mendip

Backing vocals, squawks, whimpers, shouts, moo's, snorts, whinnies, clucks, quacks, monkey noises, ho ho ho's, barks, brays, baa's, sleigh bells, gobbles, dings and gongs by The Wurzelettes who feature Lexy 'Long Load' Jones, Leanna 'Little Load' Jones, Jon Monie, Scott 'Cackleberry' Biggs, Sharon 'Mendips' Meade, Sedge Moore, Pina Brown, Louie Gribble, Phillip St Norton, Spam the Horse, Dougie Gribble, Brian and Beanbag the cows, Cheryl the pig, Dot the duck, Shish the sheep and Sil Willcox

Special thanks to the amazing mini Wurzelletes featuring the dinky voices of Louis Brown, Issy Brown, Jago Brown who all appeared courtesy of their yummy mummy Rachel

Additional thanks to the ever reliable Marcus Tripp & Jonathan Conibere

Management by Sil Willcox and Al Hale for Cruisin Music Management

Cover and artwork by Festive Phil Johnson

The entire thing was recorded, produced, planted, watered, nurtured, spread, grown and cut using some yoghurt pots, tinsel, a stuffed bird and three dictaphones from Tandy in a pig sty somewhere in Somerset by Louie Gribble.

Professor Wurzels' Disc Notes

" For the first time EVER, The Legends of The West Country have gathered in their cow shed-studio, fuelled with mulled cider, mince pies and warm gooey festive mirth and recorded a fantastic collection of Christmas favourites! "

Under a huge swathe of publicity "Holy Cow! It's The Wurzels Christmas Album!" this was the first ever Christmas album by The Wurzels. Amid numerous appearances on prime-time TV and Radio across the country the band included several of these tracks in their live shows over the festive period. Other events surrounding the release included a trip around London in a tractor drawn cart culminating in a photo session outside the House of Parliament and a guided tour within! No doubt Adge was looking down with pride as his boys bought traditional Christmas music in his Scrumpy & Westen style to the very heart of Britain!

Band line-up:

Pete Budd, Tommy Banner, John Morgan, Sedge Moore and Louie Nicastro


Producer: Louie Nicastro

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