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
14. The Land Of Make Believe (Christmas Version)
15. Don’t Start Without Me (Extended Mix)