Friday, December 21, 2012

Fairytale of New York

Here's something you'd want to see, a documentary on the seminal Christmas song 'Fairytale of New York'. It was broadcasted on Sunday, but it turns out this documentary is about 4 years old and you can watch it on YouTube as well (HERE).
From the BBC website:
"All eight members of the Pogues return to the studio where their biggest hit - and one of the nation's favourite Christmas songs - was recorded. Fairytale of New York's producer Steve Lillywhite strips the song down to the basics, and video director Peter Dougherty reveals the tricks behind the making of the video - including how a cameo from Hollywood star Matt Dillon stopped the Pogues from almost being arrested. With contributions from Matt Dillon, Nick Cave, Jools Holland and of course Shane MacGowan and the Pogues, this lifts the lid on the seminal track and reveals the secrets behind its making."

Here's a Spotify-list with 10 cover versions of Fairytale. Here's more (Pogues-)covers
Even More Covers and background.