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The Kinks – Father Christmas (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 18th, 2014


A. Front

“Father Christmas” is a 1977 single by English group The Kinks.

It tells of a department store Father Christmas who is beaten up by a gang of poor kids who tell him to give them money instead of toys, as toys are impractical; and asks that the toys be given “to the little rich boys.” At one point, a child asks the narrator to give his/her father a job for Christmas. The song failed to have any chart success in the UK or US.

Father Christmas 3:40

Prince Of The Punks 3:19

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Arista ‎– ARISTA 153
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Dec 1977
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop, Rock

Engineer – Steve Waldman
Producer, Written-By – Ray Davies

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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10 Responses to “The Kinks – Father Christmas (UK 7″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Don’t know this one, I think. Nice to see some Christmas posts lately. Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano. Some folks said i over did it on Halloween so I have cut back on my holiday postings 🙂


  2. ex15 Says:

    I remember 1977 very well, don’t recall hearing this, that aside it’s a refreshing change from some of the Xmas releases. Available on the 1978 album “Misfits” that is the 1998 bonus edition.

    I like it.

    Thanks as always fro the rip, Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 🙂


  3. mothloop Says:

    Best. Christmas. Song. Ever.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Mothloop 🙂


  4. Jeff Says:

    We were just talking about this Christmas record just the other day. It’s so cool that you did a rip too of this Paul; it’s like your psychically attuned to our thoughts. I appreciate the holiday postings as they only come once a year.

    Many thanks!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great minds think alike Jeff 🙂


  5. Henk Heijden Says:

    Thanks Paul,

    And have A Merry Christmas.



  6. woz Says:

    Very cool!


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