When Cherryade Records released the first volume of 'A Very Cherry Christmas' back in 2005, they had not even envisioned there being one sequel, let alone another ten volumes!
Rachael and her husband Adam put the first compilation together entirely for their own delectation; she adores Christmas and Christmas music and the idea of getting some of her favourite bands to record Christmas songs was extremely appealing!
The result of the first tentative foray into the Christmas compilation was a thirteen-track CD featuring the likes of Das Wanderlust, Steveless and Misty's Big Adventure. It came as a pleasant surprise to discover that so many other people apparently loved it as much as Rachael and Adam did and that there were so many fans of good quality Christmas music out there!
The success of A Very Cherry Christmas led to its sequel the following year and, before long, the idea of not releasing a Cherryade Christmas compilation was unimaginable!
Since volume 9, Rachael has enlisted help in compiling the series by fellow Christmas music enthusiast Gareth Jones. Gareth owns hundreds of Indie/Alternative Christmas albums and singles. He also produces an annual Indie Christmas podcast (at www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radioradiopodcast)
, so he seemed like the right man for the job!
And now here were are, at volume 11! The resultant album is an astounding 21 tracks of unalloyed seasonal genius from the likes of The Just Joans, Elizabeth Morris (Allo Darlin), Nervous Twitch and many more. Huge thanks to all the bands and singers involved this year.
Missed previous volumes? Unfortunately nearly all past volumes are sold out, so please don't ask! However, we do have a limited number of copies still available of volumes 10 and 5, which you can also purchase here on bandcamp.
Have yourself a very Cherry Christmas,
Rach, Adam & Gareth xx
released November 25, 2016
Compiled by Rachael Neiman and Gareth Jones
Cover art by Bill Vine
Sleeve layout and CD duplication by Matt at Hi-Fi Copies