Monday, 3 December 2012

Elvis Presley – ‘Blue Christmas’


Originally posted as part of Impact Music’s Advent Calendar Playlist day 3.

Once the gifts have been ripped open, the dinner demolished and a food coma is beginning to set in, there’s nothing quite like some festive fifties music while you sink into the sofa. Elvis Presley’s version of ‘Blue Christmas’ is a chilled rock-n-roll Christmas classic, recorded back in 1957 and released  seven years later.
Laden with the charm of Presley’s smooth and distinctive vocals, this version of ‘Blue Christmas’ is a sweet and nostalgic track for any Christmas playlist. The song laments over loneliness on Christmas, characteristic of both Presley and the genre itself, and has all the bows and ribbons of a long-loved classic from the 1950s – from the softly crackled recording to the chorus of harmonising backing singers throughout.
So, if you’re not quite ready for the big-haired and glittery sight of Wizzard just yet, perhaps Elvis Presley can lull you into a festive mood instead?


Live Version