Mark Lanegan – Dark Mark Does Christmas 2020 (2020)

Posted by Green on December 12, 2020as

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2020 has been a dark year and so to end the year Mark Lanegan returns as Dark Mark and releases a full Christmas album. Six tracks were released as a tour only 12″ in 2012 which is now rare and impossible to find. He has recorded four more tracks recently and turned it into a full length album. Lanegan successfully takes some traditional Christmas songs, some Christmas covers plus some originals and twists them into a dark, melancholic affair. Standouts include Burn The Flames, originally recorded by Roky Erickson and Lanegan makes this sinister song, even more sinister. The Everley Brothers Christmas Eve Can Kill You is stripped back and haunting whilst the Lanegan original A Christmas Song is delicate and heartbreaking. 2020 is going be a dark Christmas.

Tracklist:

01. The Cherry Tree Carol (3:24)
02. Down In Yon Forest (1:55)
03. O Holy Night (2:59)
04. Christmas Song (2:58)
05. In The Bleak Midwinter (3:44)
06. Death Drums On The River (3:05)
07. Christmas Eve Can Kill You (3:36)
08. We Three Kings (2:21)
09. Coventry Carol (2:12)
10. Burn The Flames (3:50)

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