Elaine’s studio album ‘Christmas’ was released 30 years ago today! Her collection of festive tunes old and new was recorded during the autumn of 1986 and produced by the legendary Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex). A month after the release, Elaine’s ‘Top 30’ hit album had attained a Gold Certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of 100,000 units.
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- Walking In The Air
- Peace On Earth / The Little Drummer Boy with Tommy Körberg
- Father Christmas Eyes
- Ave Maria
- Wishin’ On A Star
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
- Coventry Carol
- The Coldest Night Of The Year
- Light Of The Stable
- I Believe In Father Christmas
- A Winter’s Tale
- Thirty-Two Feet And Eight Little Tails
I called in a team of experts to help me with my Yuletide research. This basically consisted of Tim Rice lending me his Christmas Song Book. But, how else would I have found “Thirty-two Feet and Eight Little Tails”. It was recorded by Dale Evans, wife of “King of The Cowboys” Roy Rogers, in 1951, and also by another legendary singing cowboy, Gene Autry. Most of the other songs are much better known, with the exception (at the time of recording) of a new song from Don Black, Julia Downes and Johnny Warman called “Father Christmas Eyes” and a number from Jimmy Webb’s project ‘Animals’ Christmas’ entitled “The Coldest Night of the Year”.
Tommy Körberg also willingly laid down his chessboard at the Prince Edward Theatre and walked one whole block to the studio to take up his drum and sing with me.