Phil Spector’s A Christmas Gift To You album has become a staple at Christmastime, surviving even his incarceration. Coming out on the same day has the Kennedy assassination, the world was -understandably- more preoccupied by other events at the time. One of the best known tracks is Darlene Love’s ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ which has been covered by numerous artists over the years.
Tonight’s version is from Arab Strap. Now, it’s not the most cheerful of songs anyway (there’s a lot of sadness around at this time of year, anyway), but Aidan Moffat’s vocal here could make the hardest of hearts melt.
Arab Strap -‘Xmas Baby Please Come Home.’ mp3