Home For Christmas 1945 - A Celebration Of Yuletide Peace & Homecoming
23 wartime Christmas tracks from December 1945, celebrating Yuletide peace and homecoming, performed by the original artists. Over 1 hour playing time.
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.
Always the original artists in the original recordings.
Sensitively restored and digitally remastered.
Full track listing:
|White Christmas||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|