Home for Christmas 1945

Various Artists

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Christmas, Easy Listening
Memory Lane
October 29, 2012

Format: Compact Disc



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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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Key Value
Catalogue number GLMY104
Barcode 5060088440063
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

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