Sunday, December 2, 2012

Spencer Day • If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me EP

Spencer Day If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me

I have been eagerly awaiting a new album from the handsome and talented Spencer Day for some time. He had mentioned working on it some time ago, so I try to keep tabs on what he is up to. So color me surprised that somehow I managed to miss the release of a Christmas EP, featuring one classic and three brand new seasonal songs. The first track is the classic, "Silver Bells", written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, first released in 1950 by Bob Hope and Carol Richards. Spencer puts his own smooth patina on the jewel. Next up is "My Kind of Christmas", written by Spencer and Cliff Goldmacher. Day and Goldmacher also wrote the sexy and fantastic "Till You Come To Me" off Spencer's 'Vagabond' album. There is a sweet blues quality to "My Kind of Christmas" that I love. "If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me" was again written by Day & Goldmacher, and combines the reality of living in tough economic time with the joy of the season to bring out a bittersweet quality that also has a touch of humor involved. The last cut on the EP, "Christmas Without You" was written by Goldmacher with Joel Evans. It has a bubbly charm, and features a piano solo that brings so much warmth to my heart. Well, hit the video below, and get a short taste of all four songs!

You can find 'If Christmas Doesn't Kill Me' on iTunes, CD Universe, and Amazon. To learn more about Spencer Day, visit his official website. His next album, 'The Mystery of You', is expected to be released in March of 2013.

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