Christmas was a Friend of Mine
Fay Lovsky’s ‘Christmas was a friend of mine’ was recorded (1981) only two months after her studio debut album ‘Confetti’. For the intro of the song, giant tape loops were used. Even today, it is still enlisted in the Dutch Holiday Top 20. Recorded with John Tilly in Hilversum's Bandstand. Fay’s greatest hit to date.
Remarkable feature: Giant tapeloops, with harmony vocals in various keys spinning around empty bottles, played as an instrument via the faders of the mixing console. No samplers in those days!
Produced by Johan Visser.
2-track Single. Released in 1981. Click on cover to enter iTunes Music Store.
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1) Original 45 rpm sleeve
2) Cover of the re-release on CD
3) CD Label
4) YouTube: Top Pop. Note: Polar bear is W. Wisselink.