Published Nov 23, 2010If you're not sure what to buy for the music nerd on your Christmas list, then your job just got a little easier. This week, Warner is releasing Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In, a Christmas compilation featuring a slew of high-profile artists contributing original songs, as well as holiday standards.
Among the highlights of the 21-song collection are Tegan and Sara performing "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)," a live version of the Flaming Lips' "Little Drummer Boy," and Oasis's take on "Merry Christmas Everybody." Neil Young and his wife Pegi Young also guest on Ben Keith's "Les Trois Cloches." Original tunes are contributed by Devo ("Merry Something to You"), Regina Spektor ("December") and others.
The album is out now digitally. It won't be receiving a standard physical release, although Hot Topic will be carrying a different version of the album called Gift Wrapped: Stocking Stuffer. Another version entitled Gift Wrapped: A Change In Season will be released to independent retailers.
Thanks to TwentyFourBit for the heads-up.
Gift Wrapped II: Snowed In:
1. Cavo - "Home for Christmas"
2. Ben Keith (feat. Neil Young and Pegi Young) - "Les Trois Cloches"
3. Oasis - "Merry Christmas Everybody"
4. American Bang - "Christmas Song"
5. Jason Reeves and Kara DioGuardi - "New York in Wintertime"
6. Tegan And Sara - "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"
7. Regina Spektor - "December"
8. Devo - "Merry Something to You"
9. David Foster - "Carol of the Bells" (instrumental)
10. The Ready Set - "Wonderful Christmastime"
11. Foxy Shazam - "Heaven on Their Minds"
12. The Goo Goo Dolls - "Better Days" (acoustic)
13. Rachael Yamagata - "Baby Come Find Me at Christmas"
14. Everest - "Christmas In The City"
15. The Dirt Drifters - "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
16. The Spill Canvas - "It Came upon a Midnight Clear"
17. Stardeath And The White Dwarfs - "Last Christmas"
18. House Of Heroes - "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
19. The Flaming Lips - "Little Drummer Boy" (live)
20. Franklin - "Hanukkah, Oh Channukah" (iTunes bonus track)
21. The Red Elephant - "Brooklyn Sleigh Ride" (iTunes bonus track)