Ghost Stories For Christmas

LP £18.99
  • UPC: 5051083140720
  • Release Date: 07 December 2018


Label Review. 

2018 album also available in CD.

Our Overview. 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” we are told and in the old tradition, Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert invite you to gather round the fire for ‘Ghost Stories For Christmas’, billed as "an alternative view on the Season to be Jolly".

The album began with an idea for a song - ‘A Ghost Story For Christmas’. Originally intended as a one-off, seasonal release, it proved such fun to write that soon they had enough songs for an EP. “Then, on a nice, sunny, summer morning, I phoned Hubby and suggested we just do a whole album,” says Moffat. "We were really enjoying it – there’s something pleasantly perverse about recording Christmas songs in summer clothes – so we just kept going," says Moffat, who draws inspiration from the likes of Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Dickens.

The album also features their cover of Yazoo’s synth classic ‘Only You’, already a popular number in their live set. The cover versions are topped off with a sombre rendition of Mud’s 1974 hit, ‘Lonely This Christmas’.The album features Moffat's long-term collaborator Jenny Reeve on violin and vocals, Emma Pollock on choral duties, clarinet and flute from John Burgess, and the band's live drummer David Jeans.

The album is available on CD, digital download and heavyweight white vinyl LP with the download card doubling up as a personally signed Christmas card from the duo themselves.