Sunday, 4 December 2011

Free Download Friday #116: First Download in Advent

Late again. I am therefore posting the first Friday in Advent download on the second Sunday in Advent...

First up though is a bonus. I have posted a link to this track before (see Free Download Friday #40: Final Friday in Advent) but in case you missed it, Mr Bonamassa has made Merry Christmas Baby available again. Just go to the Christmas page on his site, enter your email address and Joe's your uncle!

Now a new download from a band (duo?) I've never heard of before but I'm really impressed with what they have done with an old classic:

Baby It's Cold Outside - really simple acoustic arrangement, two voices that work well together, and a performance that isn't cheesy and doesn't have a forced coquettishness. I really like it.

Not very Rock or Blues but very Christmas. What do you think? A good start to the Advent downloads?


Jeff said...

Very nice choice! I had this one in my download folder, although I'm not sure if I would have gotten around to posting about it because it's easy for a single song to get lost in that folder. Looking forward to hearing what else you've got this year!

David said...

This is one of the few versions of this song that i quite like. I find most of them to be too knowingly flirty... or sometimes just plain creepy (of course, I'm not thinking of the Cerys Matthews and Tom Jones version in particular here!).