I don’t know what the consensus is these days on Phil Spector’s A Christmas Gift To You – is he now as vilified as Gary Glitter? I don’t believe so, though I offer no defence for his actions. Whatever the man may have been like, there was some great music and that famous ‘Wall Of Sound.’
One of the best known songs from A Christmas Gift To You is ‘Christmas (Baby Plase Come Home),’ as performed by darlene Love.This has been covered on numerous occasions, some of them almost as old as the original, which is now 46 years old. Darlene Love is still performing live. Another song recorded in 1992 ‘All Alone On Christmas’ turned up on the soundtrack to both Home Alone 2 and Love, Actually. She is due to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame next year. About time.
So here are her original, and some notable covers:
Darlene Love -‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).’ mp3
U2 -‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).’ mp3
Arab Strap -‘Xmas (Baby please Come Home).’ mp3
Death Cab For Cutie -‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).’ mp3
Slow Club -‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).’ mp3