The Fizz Announce First Christmas Album
The Fizz have teamed up once again with 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.
Jay Aston - "This has been a very unusual time for me with my health issues developing during the recording of the album -I am happy to report things are much better now! We are so happy with the album and we hope you agree. Merry Christmas everyone ...now I realize every day is like Christmas".
Cheryl Baker - "Christmas is without doubt my favourite time of year so to release a Fizz album at Christmas is a dream come true! My parents were married on Christmas Day and I was proposed to on Christmas Day so it has always been more than just Christmas to me. The best Christmas present this year is that Jay will be back on stage with us".
Mike Nolan - "What a thrill it was to be in a studio singing White Christmas and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and it's 82° outside. What a great time we had doing it in shorts and T-shirts, and to have Jay fighting fit again is really the greatest present of all".
With a track listing of seasonal classics - I Believe In Father Christmas, Wonderful Christmas Time, Let It Snow, White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, What A Wonderful World, Fizz classics re-recorded with a festive flavour - The Land Of Make Believe, 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 (now known as the Brits), and an Ivor Novello Award, cementing their place in 80's music history and a highly successful recording career.
- Don't Start Without Me
- I Believe In Father Christmas
- Keeping The Dream Alive
- Mull Of Kintyre
- So Christmas
- Home For My Heart (Festive Mix)
- Wonderful Christmas Time
- Winter Wonderland
- Let It Snow, Let It Snow, let It Snow
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- What A Wonderful World
- White Christmas
- The Land Of Make Believe (Christmas Version)
- Don't Start Without Me (Extended Mix)