Presents, tree, decorations...agents sliding down the chimney...
Those of you trying to declutter, or just trying to be generally more modern than us dull old collector types, may eschew the delights and tangible beauty that the red vinyl Bowie & Bing 7" 45 offers, for the space-saving, eco-friendly, and far more sensible Bing Crosby - The Digital Christmas EP.
The EP, which is out now, contains the Bowie/Bing audio version of Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth, sans dialogue, and it also includes the video with the dialogue intact at the beginning but trimmed from the end.
Here's the full tracklisting...
The Bing Crosby Digital Christmas EP
01 - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth (feat. David Bowie) 2:38
02 - White Christmas 3:23
03 - White Christmas (feat. Ella Fitzgerald) 3:23
04 - The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth (feat. David Bowie) video 4:21
05 - White Christmas video 1:13
I guess this works out a lot cheaper than the previously reported 3-disc set, ( (11.10.2010 NEWS: BOWIE AND BING UPDATE...THREE DISC SET HAS ALL YOU NEED) but obviously you don't get "Heroes" with this.
Having said all that about the digital EP being the sensible option, boy am I going to feel smug sat on my mountain of vinyl next time that great ball of fire in the sky spews out an Earth-reaching solar flare, that knocks out all the electrical equipment and the national grid with a massive EMP...erm, hang on...where did I put that hand-crank gramophone?