Images of Christmas

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A very merry powerpop Christmas to us all! Here’s a catchy Kinks-esque rocker for all your psychedelic sing-along, Christmas dance party needs – backed with the dreamy Mr. Winters & a special Christmas surprise…

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released December 1, 2013

Songs by Ian M.Roure arranged by the Larch:

Ian Roure: vocals, guitars, percussion
Liza Roure: vocals, keyboards (synth, melodica)
Ross Bonadonna: bass, additional piano
Tom Pope: drums

Recorded at Wombat Recording in Brooklyn, NY
Engineer: Ross
Producer: Ian

Live Larch photo on site by Scott Anthony

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Track Name: Images of Christmas
Images of Christmas (Ian M. Roure)

I fell into an old instamatic snap
Through the dyes and emulsions to Christmas past
The stereo played Winter Wonderland
As the reel to reel turned, rum & cokes in hand

Christmas cards tucked into the beams
Toasting the things we’d hoped would be
Sitting with George & Audrey & Grandma Lucy
Those lost to us now
Are all found inside these Images of Christmas

Greeting you at the door is your auntie Rose
She’s the queen of the party, and she knows…

Dressed in our gifted finery,
Watching the Queen on the T.V.
Send out the searching party; bring the Bacardi, Saint Bernard & cask
‘Cause I’m lost inside these Images of Christmas
Evening at the Ericson’s, after supper’s done
Doreen played the ivories and carols they wuz sung…

Dressed in our gifted finery,
Watching the Queen on the T.V.
Send out the searching party; bring the Bacardi, Saint Bernard & cask
‘Cause I’m lost inside these Images of Christmas
Track Name: Mr. Winters
Mr. Winters (Ian M Roure)

Summer recedes and so the Autumn brings the sweet and bitter, the cuddle and the shiver

And one day you find you're forced to greet the new arrival; the transition is final

Mr. Winters, Mr. Winters, won't you please be so kind - Mr. Winters, Mr. Winters, show us what's on your mind

Keeping the faith through new eyes you follow the younger vision, and fill in the omissions

And you see the last reign so much closer than the first, you'd prefer it reversed

Mr. Winters you're on time
Arriving on the cold December tide
Mr. Winters come what May please make a little Summer stay...