Home For Christmas 1945

Home For Christmas 1945

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A celebration of yuletide peace and homecoming

23 wartime Christmas tracks from December 1945, celebrating Yuletide peace and homecoming, performed by the original artists. Over 1 hour playing time. 

Cat. no.: GLMY104

Barcode: 5060088440032

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. In this unique selection of songs and spoken-word recordings, we offer reminders of the mood of the nation during that first post-war Christmas - a singular mixture of stoicism and optimism. Loved ones returned from the frontline, families were re-united, new lives were being built and victory was ours. It was a time of rejoicing, celebration and renewed hope ... all which was reflected in the recorded music of the moment. 'Home For Christmas 1945' is the soundtrack to a unique moment in our nation's history and a Christmas album rich in heart-warming nostalgia.

Tracking List

All tracks sensitively restored and digitally remastered.

23 nostalgia soaked tracks, including:

White Chistmas Frank Sinatra
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Judy Garland
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To Dinah Shore
The Fairy On The Christmas Tree Gracie Fields
I'm Going To Get Lit Up (When The Lights Lights Go On In London) Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Orpheans
Churchill Speech "This Is Your Victory" Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill 
The Vict'ry Polka Joe Loss and his Orchestra
There's A Ship Rollin' Home Ivy Benson and her Girls Band with Rita Williams, Vocal
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Connie Boswell
The Little Boy That Santa Clause Forgot Vera Lynn
Waiting For The Train To Come In Harry Roy and his Band with Harry Roy, Vocal
Coming Home Vera Lynn
I'll Be Home For Christmas Bing Crosby
Silver Wings In The Moonlight Anne Shelton
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Bing Crosby with The Andrews Sisters
I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus Vera Lynn
Shine On Victory Moon Issy Bonn
The Homecoming Waltz Ivy Benson and her Girls Band with Kay Yorston, Vocal and Double Bass
When The Lights Go On Again Vera Lynn
Star of the East Judy Garland
There's A New World Over The Skyline Vera Lynn
Atlee Speech: Surrender of Japan Rt. Hon. Clement Atlee
Let Bygones Be Bygones Issy Bonn

 

 


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