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ig-news-digest       thursday, october 14 2010       volume 12 : number 033

today's subjects:
  [ig-news] amy interview from spinner  [sherlyn koo <]


date: thu, 14 oct 2010 10:53:41 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <>
subject: [ig-news] amy interview from spinner

hi folks,

here's an article from spinner about the new album.  you can read it
online at


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the indigo girls have accomplished a lot in their long career, but one
thing they've never done is record a holiday album. but this year, the duo
of amy ray and emily saliers are giving their fans the gift of 'holly happy
days,' a collection of classic and original holiday songs.

"before, we just felt like there are so many great holiday records
already," ray tells spinner. "we have a lot of respect for that genre
because there have been some great ones in the past, but we just felt like,
'ok, we can do this. we'll just try to do what we do and pick the songs we

'happy holly days' features many of the genre's classics like 'oh holy
night' and 'i'll be home for christmas,' a cover of woody guthrie's 'happy
joyous hanukah,' as well as three new original songs, 'your holiday song,'
'mistletoe' and 'the wonder song.'

as somewhat of an aficionado on the genre, ray has a list of her favorite
holiday albums. "there was a record of nat king cole songs i know was
playing in the house a lot. when i kind of started listening to my own
christmas music, the roches had a christmas record that i really love," she
says. "and i just love the classic kind of holiday songs: bing crosby,
frank sinatra, that kind of stuff, and some of the more jazz singers."

when it comes to contemporary artists, there is one act that ray feels
captures the holiday season perfectly. "there's sufjan stevens' records,
he's done so much holiday music. he's probably written like 20 holiday
songs, probably more," she says, laughing. "the holiday music he's written
is really good, pretty classic sounding. most of the stuff is produced
acoustically and some of it's produced full-on kind of punk."

'holly happy days' is available now from vanguard.

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