Released December 3, 2012
For Christmas 2008, inspired by heroes like Sufjan Stevens, Perry Como and the Christmas Cocktails Collection, the members of Telafonica decided to make a Christmas compilation for their friends. Splitting off into their various solo guises and different internal collaborations, a handful of tracks were created. Buoyed by the fun and satisfaction of that first collection, they've continued the tradition every year since. In that time, they've given up the pretense of making any real actual Telafonica group tracks, and have also invited some of their friends (and children) to join in the festive fun. Their main goal has been to create Christmas music that the discerning Mariah Carey disliker can enjoy during the end of year season.
Which brings us to 2012. A few new styles, configurations and friends added to the blend means some new artist names and new shades of Christmas. But the same old spirit of making Christmas music that won't make you nauseous, or get stuck in the back of your throat, pervades. We hope you enjoy 'Each Other Now Embrace'. All of the previous years' compilations are also floating around on the world wide web for free download for those who care to look, so go and track them down.
1. Lessons In Time - Be Thou My Vision
2. the onestarband - To The Belly Of A Girl
3. St Jambience - Good King Wenceslas
4. Goldberry - O Little Town Of Bethlehem
5. The ABC Jugband - Do You Hear What I Hear?
6. StephenFox - I Wonder As I Wander
7. Joshua David Lynch - A Seed Is Born
8. The Bells - God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
9. The Vicars - The Little Drummer Boy
10. Los Naranjitos - Mary Had A Baby