ZE Christmas Record - ReLoaded 2004

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2016 restock. The Ze Christmas album, originally reissued in 2004. In 1981 and 1982 ZE Records published its own Christmas album under the supervision of Michael Zilkha. All the American artists on ZE answered the call and came up with a Christmas track. Cristina, with the two Was brothers, went to Detroit to record 'Things Fall Apart,' David & Don Was also recorded 'Christmas Time in Motor City' with their band Was (Not Was). August Darnell drew inspiration from New York for his 'Christmas on Riverside Drive.' Chris Butler composed a piece for his band The Waitresses entitled 'Christmas Wrapping,' later covered by Spice Girls. Material, Bill Laswell's gang along with Nona Hendryx, recorded 'It's a Holiday' during the 'Bustin' Out' sessions. James White, in the 1982 version, spent 'Christmas with Satan.' Charlelie Couture as a French guest interpreted a track in English: 'Christmas Fever,' the only recording by this artist for ZE Records. Davitt Sigerson shared his angelic version of 'It's a Big Country.' Alan Vega and Martin Rev offer two magnificent variations on the same theme: 'Hey Lord' by Suicide and 'No More Christmas Blues' by Alan Vega. In order to add a personal touch, I have added three new songs to the original track list: 'Sleigh Ride,' which was recorded in 1988 with Lio, Helena Noguerra & Marie France, during a TV show with Lio at the Lido in Paris. This year also Miss OD and Gentleman League pay indirect homage to Brian Wilson, to whom the present album is dedicated. LISI, also a new recruit in the ZE team, generously offers us the gift of a very personal and utterly contemporary version of a 'Rock & Roll Christmas.'