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Home for Christmas 1945

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Home for Christmas 1945
Home for Christmas 1945


Loved ones returned from the frontline; families were re-united; new lives were being built and victory was ours. Christmas 1945 was indeed a time of rejoicing, celebration and revelry...which was reflected in the recorded music of the time. 'Home for Christmas 1945' is the soundtrack to a unique moment in our nation's history and features tracks by Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn and others.

A brighter future was on everyone's mind as Christmas 1945 dawned, regardless of the realisation that reconstruction would be painful and slow, that rationing could continue for years to come, and that the coming atomic age had menace enough of its own. This unique collection of songs and spoken-word recordings offers a reminder of the mood of the nation during that first post-war Christmas - a singular mixture of stoicism and optimism. All the tracks have been lovingly restored and digitally re-mastered to sound more vibrant than ever before.


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  2. Frank Sinatra - White Chistmas
  3. Judy Garland - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  4. Dinah Shore - You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  5. Gracie Fields - The Fairy on the Christmas Tree
  6. Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Orpheans - I'm Going to Get Lit Up (When The Lights Lights Go On In London)
  7. Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill - Churchill Speech This is Your Victory
  8. Joe Loss and his Orchestra - The Vict'ry Polka
  9. Ivy Benson and her Girls Band & Rita Williams - There's a Ship Rollin' Home
  10. Connie Boswell - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  11. Vera Lynn - The Little Boy That Santa Clause Forgot
  12. Harry Roy and his Band - Waiting for the Train to Come In
  13. Vera Lynn - Coming Home
  14. Bing Crosby - I'll Be Home for Christmas
  15. Anne Shelton - Silver Wings in the Moonlight
  16. Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
  17. Vera Lynn - I'm Sending a Letter to Santa Claus
  18. Issy Bonn - Shine on Victory Moon
  19. Ivy Benson and her Girls Band & Kay Yorston - The Homecoming Waltz
  20. Vera Lynn - When the Lights Go On Again
  21. Judy Garland - Star of the East
  22. Vera Lynn - There's a New World Over the Skyline
  23. Rt. Hon. Clement Atlee - Atlee Speech: Surrender of Japan
  24. Issy Bonn - Let Bygones Be Bygones
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