Mark Lanegan might not be the first name that instantly leaps to mind when one is drawing up a Christmas playlist, but the none-more-bleak singer/songwriter is set to brighten up the coming cold, dark winter nights with the release of a Christmas album, Dark Mark Does Christmas 2020.
In 2012 Lanegan released a self-financed, tour-only, and now rare-as-unicorn shit six track mini album entitled Dark Mark Does Christmas 2012, which featured the timeless standards We Three Kings and O Holy Night and a cover of Burn The Flames, originally recorded by Roky Erickson. Five of those tracks will reappear on the expanded and updated version of the album, and among the new tracks recorded for this forthcoming festive treat, Lanegan offers a stripped-back take on The Everley Brothers Christmas Eve Can Kill You and his tender, heartbreaking original A Christmas Song.
Former Screaming Trees frontman Lanegan has enjoyed a productive 2020 with the publication of his best-selling memoir Sing Backwards And Weep and its companion-piece album Straight Songs Of Sorrow. In September Lanegan also released a five-track EP from his gothic new wave side project Black Phoebe, fronted by his wife Shelley Brien.
Dark Mark Does Christmas 2020 is available for pre-order now.
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- Kenny G - Duotones - German - vinyl LP - £12.00, $13.56, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2022 09:02)on October 7, 2022 at 12:43 am
KENNY G Duotones (1986 German 10-track LP, including the singles Don't Make Me Wait For Love & Songbird, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light shelf wear yet the vinyl still looks barely played)
- Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion - Dutch - vinyl LP - £75.00, $84.75, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 11:22)on October 7, 2022 at 12:43 am
SCREAMING TREES Sweet Oblivion (Scarce 1992 Dutch-pressed 11-track vinyl LP including bonus track For Celebrations Past, picture sleeve with picture/credits inner. The sleeve is strictly graded VG with some edge scuffing in places, the inner is free of splits and the vinyl grades Excellent with light play only))