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Spoon have shared a cover of The Beatles‘ holiday classic “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” as part of a new Spotify Holiday Singles series.
“Recording ‘Christmas Time (Is Here Again)’ was a group effort that pulled us away from rehearsals and quickly sent us down a turbulent path of what you might call the Christmas spirit,” the band’s frontman Britt Daniel said. “And it’s our song with the most band members doing vocals ever – pretty sure I’m counting four. THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS IS OVER.”
“Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” was originally recorded by the Beatles for their fifth fan club Christmas record, Christmas Time Is Here Again! (1967).
Following its December 1967 release, “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” remained officially unavailable for decades. A planned release in 1984 faltered after the abandonment of the Beatles’ then-upcoming album Sessions.
Apple released a shortened version of the song in December 1995 as the B-side to the song “Free as a Bird”.
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