The Fizz

FRESH: ‘Christmas With The Fizz’ – The Fizz

The Fizz are back and release an album of Christmas tunes including a brand new track “Don’t Start Without Me”.

The Fizz have teamed up once again with legendary producer Mike Stock to produce their FIRST ever Christmas record “Christmas With The Fizz”, out on MPG Records on 16th November 2018.

Since the band, formerly known as Bucks Fizz, returned with their acclaimed studio album “The F-Z Of Pop” last Autumn, the story of one of most loved bands entered a new chapter. The new album reflects that time of year – one of hope, joy, cheer and celebration. But also of family and friendship – the things that really matter.

Jay recorded her vocal parts before undergoing treatment for mouth cancer – perhaps in its cruellest form for a singer. Now as a three-piece, former Eurovision winners Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and Mike Nolan have created a deeply positive and joyful record.

With a track listing of seasonal classics – “I Believe In Father Christmas”, “Wonderful Christmastime”, “Let It Snow”, “White Christmas”, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”, “What A Wonderful World”, Fizz classics re-recorded with a festive flavour include “The Land Of Make Believe” and “Home For My Heart”, this is the essential album for the Christmas season. The album also includes the beautiful “So Christmas”, an original song written by Cheryl’s daughter Kyla and the joyful “Don’t Start Without Me”.

With production and arrangements from Mike Stock, their signature sound feels both instantly familiar and excitingly new. “From our first meeting, I always thought a Christmas record would work wonderfully with the band” Mike Stock comments. “I think because they are such a positive bunch of people and so much fun, it just really translates into Christmas cheer! Despite the obvious challenges in making the record, Cheryl, Mike and especially Jay have really created an album that we are all very proud of”.

The Fizz have sold more than 50 million records worldwide. They have collected countless music industry awards including, in 1982, Best Group at BPI Rock & Pop Awards (since renamed The Brit Awards), and an Ivor Novello Award, cementing their place in 80’s music history and a highly successful recording career.

Track Listing for “Christmas With The Fizz”:
1. Don’t Start Without Me
2. I Believe In Father Christmas
3. Keeping The Dream Alive
4. Mull Of Kintyre
5 So Christmas
6 Home For My Heart (Festive Mix)
7. Wonderful Christmastime
8. Winter Wonderland
9. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, let It Snow
10. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
11. What A Wonderful World
12. White Christmas
13. River
14. The Land Of Make Believe (Christmas Version)
15. Don’t Start Without Me (Extended Mix)

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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