December Will Be Magic Again

b/w Warm & Soothing

December Will Be Magic Again (Germany) front


December Will Be Magic Again (Germany) rear


Country: Germany
Label/Number: EMI 1C 006-07 421
Release date: November, 1980
Chronology: A between album holiday single released just in time for Christmas, 1980.
Cover illustrations by Nick Price
December Will Be Magic Again Lyrics
What it's about: Kate reminisces about Christmasses past in this holiday treat.
Running time: 4:51
Warm & Soothing Lyrics
What it's about: The holiday reminiscing continues; but this time it's a whole lot more melancholy -- a woman laments the gradual deterioration of her marriage as the couple ages.
Running time: 2:43
December Will Be Magic Again was originally written in 1979, but it wasn't released until the end of 1980. In addition to the version on this single, another very different one exists (on CD) with bongos and slide whistles on the rhythm track. Neither have ever appeared on a Kate LP/CD (except for the box set), but both managed to find their way on to Christmas compilations in 1989, so the song is not included on my Non-LP/CD list.
A slightly different remix was released in late 1993 on the Moments Of Pleasure CD singles, shown here.
The German sleeve shown here is identical to the UK version, except for the catalogue number on the front and the white border on the rear. Scan courtesy of Bart.
In addition to this sleeve, Nick Price also did the drawings on Kate's Tour Of Life program, the Never for Ever LP/CD, and the swan on the back of the Sat In Your Lap single. (Here are a couple examples...)

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