Vinyl LP pressing. 2012 holiday themed album from the Everything But the Girl vocalist. With one definite standard on the album, Tinsel & Lights is made up of modern holiday and winter-themed songs composed by artists like Randy Newman, Ron Sexsmith, Jack White and others. Produced by Ewan Pearson, Tinsel and Lights features Tracey's rich vocals and contributions on guitar and piano. Her longtime partner, Ben Watt guests on guitar and piano on several tracks. Leo Taylor (Adele, Hot Chip) plays drums, Steve Pearce, who played on Everything But the Girl's feted album, Idlewild, is on bass, while Pearson adds signature synths and electronics. Three tracks include orchestral arrangements by Nick Ingman.
Track List: 1.1 1. Joy (Written By Tracey Thorn) 1.2 2. Hard Candy Christmas (Originally Performed By Dolly Parton) 1.3 3. Like a Snowman (Written By Stephin Merritt) 1.4 4. Maybe This Christmas (Written By Ron Sexsmith) 1.5 5. in the Cold, Cold Night (Written By Jack White) 1.6 6. Snow (Written By Randy Newman) 1.7 7. Snow in Sun (Written By Green Gartside of Scritti Politti) 1.8 8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Holiday Classic) 1.9 9. Tinsel and Lights (Written By Tracey Thorn) 1.10 10. River (Written By Joni Mitchell) 1.11 11. Taking Down the Tree (Feat. Green Gartside) (Written By Low) 1.12 12. Sister Winter (Written By Sufjan Stevens) 1.13 25th December