Friday, December 26, 2014

It's So Nice to Be Home For the Holidays

From 1995, please enjoy The Pretenders -- featuring world's coolest sentient person Chrissie Hynde -- and the Duke String Quartet and an absolutely gorgeous performance of "2000 Miles." Or as we here at Casa Simels like to call it -- the greatest Christmas song written in English in the second half of the 20th century.

That's from the Pretenders wonderful DVD "The Isle of View" which, in case you missed it, is a sort of semi-unplugged concert set of the band's greatest hits and stuff; it's still in print and as you can plainly see behooves behaving.

Seriously -- what are you waiting for? Get the hell over to Amazon and buy the damn thing as a Christmas present for yourself over HERE now.

1 comment:

John F said...

Thank you Steve! I've loved this song since I first heard it on the radio back in '83, and got it on the flip side of 'Middle of the Road'. This is a lovely version; and bonus: the camera catches Chrissie silently mouthing the guitar part right at the end of the bridge - !!!

My Christmas present to myself was the Bangles Sweetheart of the Sun, and it's making me pretty happy. I don't think it's quite All Over the Place; but the harmonies and the guitars are there, and at least a few of the tunes are immediately catchy.

My best wishes to you and Mary and all PowerPop contributors for a wonderful rest of the holidays, including a great New Year - thanks always for providing this fabulous blog!