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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Day 4 - 'Hark, The Herald Angels Sing' - The Fab Four

It's a tradition on the Calendar that Sunday's are reserved for Christmas Carols - and this one is a bit special.

I introduced you too a Beatles tribute band that recorded a Christmas album a few years back. They were a Scandinavian ensemble that sounded like the Fabs doing a Christmas song with 'Beatley' bits in it  - but this not only notches the whole thing up even more, it takes it up to a whole new level!

The Fab Four are a Californian based Beatles tribute band who only release - get this! - Christmas records. But it gets better.

The great thing about their songs is not just that they sound like the original Fabs but the whole thing replicates the original - be it 'Eight Days a Week' as 'Let it Snow, Let it Snow', 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away' as 'Away in a Manager', 'Tomorrow Never Knows' as 'Jingle Bells' etc. - so the two morph together and you can almost hear two songs at once. It's just superb stuff.

I could fill a whole Calendar with this but I've plumped for 'Hark, the Herald Angels Sing' because of the wonderful video that accompanies it.

You must watch it - it's genius. You can find the track here: 'Hark, the Herald Angels Sing'

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