Post by evilelvis on Sept 29, 2020 12:51:17 GMT -5
“ 2020 has been a dark year and so to end the year Mark Lanegan returns as Dark Mark and releases a full Christmas album. Five tracks were released as a tour only 12" in 2012 which is now rare and impossible to find. He has recorded five more tracks recently and turned it into a full length album. Lanegan successfully takes some traditional Christmas songs, some Christmas covers plus some originals and twists them into a dark, melancholic affair. Standouts include Burn The Flames, originally recorded by Roky Erickson and Lanegan makes this sinister song, even more sinister. The Everley Brothers Christmas Eve Can Kill You is stripped back and haunting whilst the Lanegan original A Christmas Song is delicate and heartbreaking. 2020 is going be a dark Christmas.”
I wonder if this was meant to be sold at his concerts in 2020 - 2021, but since that just isn't happening, he struck up a deal with Rough Trade to sell it.
Either way, I'm happy to have ordered a few copies on vinyl, because that is how I roll.
I thought he only had plans for Apr/May this year which were rescheduled to Feb ‘21 but these have been cancelled too. I don’t think he had any Euro winter dates?? (Virus brain dead 😝) So maybe this is something to cover that?
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Five of the six tracks from the 2012 EP are on the new album, along with five freshly recorded songs.
One of the new tracks is the Everley Brothers - Christmas Eve Can Kill You and, A Lanegan original titled - A Christmas Song.
which one from the EP was dropped?
It seems the Rough Trade listing has now been updated to "Six tracks were released as a tour only 12" in 2012 which is now rare and impossible to find. He has recorded four more tracks recently and turned it into a full length album."