Greg, Juliet & Marie from ECHO came to talk about their new album Soul Proprietor. They said it was the second of a three album project involving spiritualising well known soul tracks, all aiming to show the love of Jesus. A recent pub gig in Romford had been very encouraging and they were looking for more bookings in 2018. The album cover was of a broken pot put back together with the light shining through. They said this was a good picture for our lives. We are all broken, but God can help put us back together. We will still have cracks, but his light can still shine through. Regular listener Patrick also joined us in the studio. As a former chef at the Ritz he shared a Christmas pudding recipe from Fanny Craddock and a Mrs. Beaton recipe for Brandy butter. Together with Richard and Terry, who had come for another visit to the show, they shared their favourite Christmas tracks and why they like them.
Celo Green – What Christmas means to me
Hilary Scott – Still
Pogues and Kirsty McCall – Fairy tale of New York – Terry’s favourite Christmas song
Beatles – She loves you
Pentatonix – Mary did you know
Steeleye Span – Gaudete – requested by Phyl and Derek
ECHO – Aint nobody
Echo – I get the sweetest feeling
ECHO – This is it
ECHO – People get ready
Beach Boys – I can hear music
Lisa Harman – Missing me under the mistletoe
Sinead O’Connor – Silent night – Richard’s favourite Christmas song
Sophie Griffiths – A change is gonna come
Shack soundtrack – Keep your eyes on me
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The power of love – requested by Chris and bring back memories of Christmases in the 1980
Shaking Stevens – Merry Christmas everyone – Shakin Stevens – Patrick’s favourite Christmas track.
Brenda Lee – Rocking around the Christmas tree – requested by Rene
David Bowie & Bing Crosby – Little drummer boy, peace on earth – Terry’s second favourite Christmas song.
John-MIchele Jarre – Oxygen part 4
Ward Thomas – Cartwheels
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