I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY

クリスマスも近づいてきました。敬虔なクリスチャンでない私もクリスマス・ソングは好きです。このページでは日本と海外のテクノポップ、エレポップ&ニュー・ウェイヴのアーティスト達のクリスマス・ソングを特集してみました。クリスマス・ソングはシングル・リリースのみのものが多いので、抜けているものも結構あると思います。ご存じの方はメールください。ちなみに私のおすすめの日本の98年度クリスマス・アルバムは『Candy, Toys And Snow』です。また、クリスマス・ソング全般に興味があれば、日本最強のクリスマス・ソング・サイトであるChristmas Song Databaseへ行ってみてください。

ALL ABOUT JAPANにて『毎日がクリスマスだったら...』記事を2001年12月5日に掲載。


Christmas is coming soon! I who am not a pious Christian like Christmas songs. This pages features Christmas songs by Japanese and Overseas techno pop, electro pop & new wave artists. As many of Christmas songs are released as single only, there should be many missing. If you know any, please mail to me. By the way, my best recommended Japanese Christmas album of 1998 is "Candy, Toys And Snow". If you are interested in Christmas songs overall, please go to Christmas Song Database, the strongest Christmas song site in Japan.

X'mas Songs By Japanese Artists
Clever Rabbit | E.S. Island | Fairchild | Hikasu | Hosono, Haruomi(細野晴臣) | Juicy Fruits | Kawakita, Yoshiko(川喜田美子) | Komatsu, Bravo(ブラボー小松) & Togawa, Kyoko(戸川京子) | Koshi, Miharu(越美晴) | Kubota, Haruo(窪田晴男) | Long Vacation, Les | Moonriders | Maki Nomiya(野宮真貴) | Nanatsuboshi(七つ星) NEW!| Nav Katze | Okamura, Yasuyuki(岡村靖幸) | Onuki, Taeko(大貫妙子) | Pearl Bros. | Pizzicato V | PSY'S | Sakamoto, Ryuichi(坂本龍一) | Shimazaki, Wakako(島崎和歌子) | Spiral Life | Suizokukan Orchestra(水族館オーケストラ) | Suzuki, Saeko(鈴木さえ子) | Takahashi, Yukihiro(高橋幸宏) | Toda, Seiji(戸田誠司) | Togawa, Jun(戸川純) | Virgin VS | Wink The Service | Young Odeon
X'mas Albums By Japanese Artists
We Wish You A Merry Christmas | Mint Sound X'mas Album | The Electro Santa Claus(シンセサイザーによる子供のための楽しいクリスマス) | Winter Tales as told by MIDI | Winter Lounge Album | The White Album | Candy, Toys And Snow

X'mas Songs By Overseas Artists
Associates, The | Band Aid | Captain Sensible | Cocteau Twins | Durutti Column, The | Erasure | Eurythmics | Korgis, The | Lio | McCartney, Paul | Moyet, Alison | Names, The | Nomi, Klaus | Residents, The | Roxette | Saint Etienne | Throwing Muses | Torch Song | Tuxedomoon | Wendy & Lisa | Wham! | Wood, Roy with Wizzard | XTC | Yello
X'mas Albums By Overseas Artists
A Christmas Record | Ghosts Of Christmas Past | It's Christmas | A Very Special Christmas | NEW WAVE XMAS | Cool Christmas

X'mas Songs By Japanese Artists

Clever Rabbit

E.S. Island

Fairchild(フェアチャイルド)

Hikasu(ヒカシュー)

Hosono, Haruomi(細野晴臣)

Juicy Fruits

Kawakita, Yoshiko(川喜田美子)+ D-DAY

Komatsu, Bravo(ブラボー小松) & Togawa, Kyoko(戸川京子)

Koshi, Miharu(越美晴)

Kubota, Haruo(窪田晴男)

Long Vacation, Les

Maki Nomiya(野宮真貴)

Moonriders

Nanatsuboshi(七つ星)

Nav Katze

Okamura, Yasuyuki(岡村靖幸)

Onuki, Taeko(大貫妙子)

Pearl Bros.

Pizzicato V

PSY'S

Sakamoto, Ryuichi(坂本龍一)

Spiral Life

Suizokukan Orchestra(水族館オーケストラ)

Suzuki, Saeko(鈴木さえ子)

Takahashi, Yukihiro(高橋幸宏)

TECH with Toda, Seiji(戸田誠司)

Togawa, Jun(戸川純)

Virgin VS

Wink The Service

Young Odeon

X'mas Albums By Japanese Artists

Mint Sound's Christmas Album ~ Attach Of The Mushroom People! #2

[198?] Mint Sound

01. Bravo Komatsu & Kyoko Togawa: White Christmas
02. The Rockin' Biscuits: Let's Go! Milkyway*
03. The Collectors: Christmas Song
04. Go-Go 3: Yumemiru X'mas
05. The Twenty Hits: I'm Not Santa Claus
06. The Wow Wow Hippies:Me And Big Silver
07. Silverchild: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Raindeer
08. Young Odeon: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
09. The Paisley Blue: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
10. The Orginal Love: Christmas No Hi
11. The Gardeners: The Rest Of The Last Forlough*
12. The Strikes: Our First Chirstmas
13. The Pinkies: Come On Merry Chirstmas
14. The Mutant Monster Beach Party: Boys, Cars, Surf And Christmas*
15. The Gathers: Dokutsu No Christmas Party
16. The Muddy Lamps: Angelina
17. Charrty Boys: Happy X'mas, Happy Birthday
18. Hippy Hippy Shakes: Christmas Blue
19. Wink Service: Blue Christmas
* CD Bonus Tracks

<ウエノさんからの情報提供によります>


<Based on the Info. from Ms. Ueno>

Candy, Toys And Snow ~ winter jukebox II with merry Christmas

[1998]

01. Rose Unlimited: Prelude~Jingle Bells~Akahana No Tonakai「序曲〜ジングル・ベル〜赤鼻のトナカイ」
02. Techie: White Christmas
03. Lotus End: We Three Kings Of Orient Are「三人の聖者」
04. Jugo Nagisa(渚十吾): Another Greensleeves「冬の惑星」
05. Rose Unlimited: Little Drummer Boy
06. Masumi Hara(原マスミ): My Girl~Fuyu No Seiza「冬の星座」
07. Toru Okada(岡田徹)Silent Night「きよしこの夜」~We Wish You A Merry Christmas
08. Jugo Nagisa(渚十吾): Mirai Ha Eien No Ima「未来は永遠の今」
09. Rose Unlimited: Takaki Sora Yori Ware Ha Kitari「高き空より我は来たり」
10. Lemon Sex Saints: Forever Gloria
11. Jugo Nagisa(渚十吾): Sleep Under The Snow Part I
12. Jugo Nagisa(渚十吾): Candy, Toys And Snow

ムーンライダーズ系の謎のアーティストの渚十吾氏がプロデュースした「ハッピー・アワー」シリーズのクリスマス・ソング・オムニバス・アルバムです。みなさん、今年のクリスマスはこのCDで迎えましょう。渚十吾氏はリブロポートから「Strawberry Dictionary」というサブカル的本を発刊しています。


This is the X'mas song omnibus album produced by Mr. Jugo Nagisa, a mysterious artist related to Moonriders. Everyone, have a good Christmas with this CD this year! He also released a subculture book called "Strawberry Dictionary" from Libroport.

X'mas Songs By Overseas Artists

Associates, The

Band Aid

Bush, Kate

Captain Sensible

Cocteau Twins

Durutti Column, The

Erasure

Eurythmics

Korgis, The

Lio

McCartney, Paul

Moyet, Alison

Names, The

Nomi, Klaus

Residents, The

Roxette

Saint Etienne

Throwing Muses

Torch Song

Tuxedomoon

The Musical Cast Of Toys featuring Wendy & Lisa

Wham!

Wood, Roy with Wizzard

XTC / Three Wise Men

Yello

X'mas Albums By Overseas Artists

A Christmas Record

[1982] ZE

A1. Cristina: Things Fall Apart
A2. Suicide: Hey Lord
A3. The Three Courgettes: Christmas Coming
A4. James White: Christmas With Satan
B1. The Waitresses: Christmas Wrapping
B2. August Darnell: Christmas On Riverside Drive
B3. Material With Nona Hendrix: It's A Holiday
B4. Was (Not Was): Christmas Time In The Motor City
B5. Davitt Sigerson: It's A Big Country

ZE RECORDSのクリスマス・アルバム。81年に初回リリースされたようですが、82年の改良版とされるものです。お勧めはWAS兄弟がプロデュースしたクリスチーナの「Things Fall Apart」とSpice Girlsが後にカヴァーするへなへな脱力感のThe Waitressesの「クリスマス・ラッピング」。


This is a Chirsmas album on ZE Records. This is an improved 1982 version after the first release in 1981. What I recommend are Cristina's "Things Fall Apart" produced by WAS Bros., and The Waitresses' cheapy and powerless "Christmas Wrapping" that Spice Girls covered later.

Ghosts Of Christmas Past

[1988]

01. Aztec Camera: Hot Club Of Christ
02. The French Impressionists: Santa Baby
03. The Pale Fountains: Benoit's Christmas
04. Paul Haig: Scottish Christmas
05. The Arcadians: Write Your Letter
06. Isabelle Antena: Noelle A Hawai
07. The Names: Tokyo Twilight
08. Paul Haig: Christiania
09. The Durutti Column: One Christmas For Your Thoughts
10. Hillcrest Club: Breakfast At Christmas
11. Thick Pigeon: Jingle Bell Rock
12. Cabaret Voltaire: Invocation
13. Tuxedomoon: Weinachts Rap
14. Michael Nyman: Cream Or Christians
15. The Swinging Buildings: Praying For A Cheaper Christmas
16. The Durutti Column: Snowflakes
17. Current 93: Happy Birthday Pigface Christus
18. Monks In The Snow: A Theme For This Special Evening

ネオアコからエクスペリメンタルな曲を含んだクレプスキュールらしいトーンで統一されたクリスマス・アルバムの名品です。


This is a masterpiece Christmas album with the tone of Crepuscule covering Neo Acoustic to Experimental songs.

just can't get enough: NEW WAVE XMAS

[1996] Rhino

01. The Three Wise Men (aka XTC): Thanks for Christmas
02. Squeeze: Christmas Day
03. The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl: Fairytale Of New York
04. Los Lobos: Rudolph The manic Reindeer
05. The Pretenders: 2000 Miles
06. Throwing Muses: Santa Claus
07. Miracle Legion: Little Drummer Boy
08. Root Boy Silm & The Sex Change Band With The Rootettes: Xmas At K-Mart
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09. David Bowie/Bing Crosby: Peaces On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
10. Captain Sensible: One Christmas Catalogue
11. Timbuk 3: All I Want For Christmas
12. Wall Of Voodoo: Shouldn't Have Given Him A Gun For Christmas
13. They Might Be Giants: Samt's Beard
14. The Buzz Of Delight (featuring Matthew Sweet): Christmas
15. Chris Stamey Group: Christmas Time
16. Sun 60: Mary Xmess
17. Mono Puff: Careless Santa

米国の再発専門レーベルRHINOの『just can't get enough』というNEW WAVEのオムニバス・シリーズの15版です。NEW WAVE というにはちょっと怪しいのもありますが、Three Wise MenとCaptain Sensibleのクリスマス・ソングははお勧めです。


This is vol. 15 of New Wave omnibus series called "just can't get enough" on RHINO, an American label for reissue. While there are some tracks hard to be called as New Wave, X'mas songs by Three Wise Men and Captain Sensible are recommended tunes.

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