2 things. First, IT’S CHRISSSMAAASSS (nice one Slade) and secondly, yes the title for Summer Camp’s Christmas hit, All I Wonderful Christmas Is You, is intentional.
It’s a great smash-up combining Paul McCartney’s classic 1979 song Wonderful Christmastime with Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You. Although, most people don’t know that a big shout needs to go to Carla Thomas who put out a song called All I Want for Christmas Is You way back in 1966 (written by A. C. Williams in 1963 on Atlantic Records) with the same name and theme as Carey’s. Vince Vance and the Valiants also recorded a song of the same name in 1989.
It’s got Summer Camp’s own sound running through everything, which works really well. They released their debut album, Welcome to Condale, earlier in the year filled with nostalgic 80s pop.
The London duo, Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley, will be taking Summer Camp on tour in the spring too. Dates below:
13th – Louisiana, Bristol
14th – The Rainbow, Birmingham
15th – Arts Centre, Norwich
16th – Night and Day, Manchester
17th – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
19th – The Harley, Sheffield
20th – Portland Arms, Cambridge
21st – Scala, London
Happy Christmas everyone!