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This is the longest Xmas album ever

We’re awash in Christmas music right now, most of it (a) re-treads of traditional stuff, (b) schmaltzy and cheesy, (c) Mariah Carey. But let’s leave that to those radio stations which go with all Christmas formats this time of year. Instead, I present you the Pocket Gods, the British indie band famous for making very long albums featuring very short songs.

This time, they have gone in the opposite direction, creating a single Christmas song that runs for–wait for it–100 hours. It covers such traditional Christmas-y things as quantum physics and German scientist Max Planck. Here is section one. I lost track after section 32.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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