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A Christmas Fantasy

I made this Christmas LP for my young nieces when I was 19 years old. It was intended only as a gift for them...something better than toys that would break and be forgotten. Something they would hopefully enjoy through the years.

 

I fired up my 4-track home studio, and quickly threw these songs together during a holiday break from college.

 

Little did I know I'd still be hearing them 40 years later, complete with the out-of-tune upright piano, plenty of first-take mistakes, and the process of learning to manifest the Chipmunks by talking and singing at half speed (7-1/2 IPS), then playing back at full speed (15 IPS).

 

Over the years, A Christmas Fantasy made its way into the homes of many friends and their kids. It comes a moment of innocence I could never recapture, and in a way, it captures the pure emotion of the season better than I could do today.

 

So here's wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...this year and every year to come!