Saturday, December 22, 2012

5 Christmas rock tunes... #RayDavies #YES #BryanAdams

In in 1981 YES was pretty much broken up. Steve Howe and Geoff Downes left to form ASIA, trevor Horn returned to producing, leaving just Chris Squire and Alan White to carry on.
They did attempt to form a new group with Jimmy Page , XYZ, (the bootleg is out there..) and in 1981 they recorded this amazing holiday song. Great lyrics and tune.

Chris Squire/Alan White "Run With the Fox"

Of course this tune by Greg Lake is one of the best holiday songs ever. Always quite moving to hear.
Vertical Horizon turns in a pretty nice cover.

In 1985 YES singer Jon Anderson a Christmas album "3 Ships". Quite pleasant and at times very heartfelt.

           Jon Anderson "Easier Said than Done"

    in 1984 Bryan Adams recorded "reggae Christmas". Released as the b-side of "Christmas Time" in 1985.


i had read their daughter Natalie helped faciltate this audio reunion of Ray Davies and Chrissie Hynde.

             Ray Davies with Chrissie Hynde 
"Postcard From London"

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