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The Silent Word Is Pleading

by 4-4-2 Music

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    What would Christmas sound like if it was attacked by autotuned folkies, psych-popsters, drunk machines, depression-era jazzbillies, glo-wave samplers and unhinged children? A lot like this year's installment of Telafonica and Friends' christmas compilation! Now in its 7th year, there's something for everyone (unless you like Mariah Carey or Michael Bublé, then you probably won't like much on here).

    Free download of course, which comes with pdf artwork if you want to print off your own case. Just print it out, fold it in half and sew the sides up, just like we do.
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1. Amazing Grace - The Vicars
Words by John Newton - 1772, variations by Ben Vickers - 2014
Music by Ben Vickers 2014
Ben Vickers - Voice
Eliza Vickers - Piano, Voice

2. Unto Us A Child Is Born - The Bells
Music & Lyrics Traditional Latin Medieval Carol
Lyrics translated by Percy Dermer - 1928
Victoria Butterfield - Floor Tom, Voice
Æowyn Elmer - Glockenspiel, Shaker, Voice
Imojjen Elmer - Autoharp, Woodblock, Voice
Sophia Kamarados - Voice
Zoe Kamarados - Voice
Ella Martin - Castanets
Jack Martin - Bongos
Raquel Martin - Thunderstick

3. What Child Is This? - Girl Elmer
Music Traditional English Folk Tune
Lyrics by William Chatterton Dix - 1865
Æowyn Elmer - Drums
Imojjen Elmer - Piano
Rebecca Elmer - Banjo, Guitar, Voice

4. Wonderful Christmastime - The ABC Jugband
Music and Lyrics by Paul McCartney - 1979
Cherry Cooper - Percussion
Adrian Elmer - Baritone Ukulele, Voice
Rebecca Elmer - Melodica
Costa Kamarados - Junk Drums
Eliza Vickers - Glockenspiel
Matt Wakeling - Ukulele
Blake Wassell - Dobro

5. Joy To The World - Goldberry & The Armidilos
Music by Lowell Mason - 1839
Lyrics by Isaac Watts - 1719
Cherry Cooper - Guitar, Percussion, Voice
Kye Hardingham - Bass, Percussion, Shouts
Matt McMillan - Cajon
Jess Vince-Moin - Claps, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Voice
Michael Vince-Moin - Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion, Production, Shouts

6. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks - Los Naranjitos
Music Traditional arranged by George Kirbye - 1592
Lyrics by Nahum Tate -1698
Adrian Elmer - Bass, Guitar, Organ, Programming, Voice

7. Away In A Manger - Lessons In Time
Music by Jonathan E Spilman - 1837, adapted by William J Kirkpatrick - 1895
Lyrics by Unknown - probably 1838, Third Verse probably by Charles H Gabriel - 1892
Blake Wassell - Guitar, Programming, Voice

8. Batteries Not Included - St Jambience
Music by Matthew Wakeling - 2014
Matthew Wakeling - Guitar, Programming

9. Get To Know - Joshua Isaac
Music by Joshua Isaac - 2014
Joshua Isaac - Programming

10. God Rest Ye, Murky Gentlemen - The Winston Psmith Project
Music Unknown - probably 18th Century
Winston Psmith - Guitar, Programming

11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Jenna Wassell
Music by Ralph Blane - 1943
Blake Wassell - Guitar, Programming, Voice
Jenna Wassell - Voice
Lyrics by Hugh Martin - 1943, revised by Hugh Martin -1957


released December 10, 2014

Mastered by Adrian Elmer @ Orange and Blue
Artwork by Rebecca Elmer

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