Now what I take as non-holiday songs--such as the title track and "Colours Of My Dreams"--are songs that remind Smith and Burrows of the holidays...even if only obliquely. Alright then. I'm not sure I understand how a song about explosives reminds Smith and Burrows of Christmas. I'm not sure I want to know. But, as if sensing my feelings that their Christmas project is not a Christmas project, Smith and Burrows have released the name of another of the songs they intend to cover--Black's "Wonderful Life"--which has long been one of my own personal favorite Christmas songs, even though its not really a Christmas song. And its not because of the title, either, but because the radio station I listened to at the time played the song (and its a really great song) just about every hour one mid 80s December and it became inseparable from my memories of snow covered streets and pine trees and Christmas lights. The pair further promises the album will feature Christmas style backing vocals, strings, and jingle bells.
Well, I'm a big enough man to admit when I was wrong. Messers Smith and Burrows, I stand corrected. "Funny Looking Angels" will be released on November 28 in the UK and I'll be there with jingle bells on.