Brian’s Mixtape #19: The Goose is Getting Fat


The Christmas spirit is well and truly on Brian by now. He was already feeling pretty festive — eating mince pies for breakfast and mulling his acorn wine will all spice and cinnamon sticks — but then a wonderful thing happened today. Brian’s favourite Laura Marling‘s Christmas song was finally put onto Spotify, which means he can add it to his playlist and share it with you folk. He’s bloody delighted.

The folk crowd really are brill at Christmas songs, so Brian had a smorgasboard of riches to choose from. Brian’s loves the incredible harmonies in Sufjan‘s arrangement of ‘Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing’ from his wonderflul album Songs For Christmas. Lyrics-wise though, he thinks this mix peaks at “Baby Jesus: Born to Rock” declared by Mr E in ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas’.

So here is is folks. Gather your loved ones around, mull something up real nice, grab some stollen and listen to THIS:

Brian’s Mixtape #19: The Goose is Getting Fat

  1. Laura Marling – Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)
  2. Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
  3. Sufjan Stevens – Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
  4. Low – Just Like Christmas
  5. The Leisure Society – The Last Of The Melting Snow
  6. Slow Club – Christmas TV
  7. Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds
  8. Eels – Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
  9. Iain Archer – Little Drummer Boy – Black Forest Version
  10. Fiona Apple – Frosty The Snowman
  11. Martha Wainwright – Rebel Jesus
  12. Emmy The Great – Christmas In Prison
  13. Aimee Mann – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas