Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without...Irving Berlin

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In it's own way it's a song of hope mixed with a yearning for the old certainties. They say Berlin wrote the background music to Western civilization. He certainly tapped in to some of the deep emotions of our culture. And yet, when you listen and enjoy, you feel that hopes and dreams need a firmer foundation. Anyway, thanks Irving for giving us an enduring Christmas song. (Chose this version because I thought you might like the gentle crackle of the 78 under the stylus)

1 comment:

James said...

I should have said "33" not "78", I think.