A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss)

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A Snowflake Fell
(and It Felt Like a Kiss)
EP by Glasvegas
Released 1 December 2008 (2008-12-01)
Recorded New York; Braşov, Transylvania
Genre Indie rock[1]
Christmas music
Length 22:02
Label Columbia
Producer James Allan, Rich Costey
Glasvegas chronology
Glasvegas
(2008)
A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss)
(2008)
EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Drowned In Sound (6/10) link
The Guardian 3/5 stars link
NME (8/10) link
The Times 4/5 stars link
Uncut 3/5 stars link

A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss) is a Christmas-themed EP by the Scottish indie rock band Glasvegas, released on 1 December 2008 via Columbia Records.[2]

Recording, mixing & mastering[edit]

The album was recorded in the United States and Romania over twelve days in October 2008. The band spent one week recording with Rich Costey, who they had previously worked with earlier in the year on their eponymous debut studio album, Glasvegas.[3][4] The band then flew to Transylvania where they spent a further week recording in a Citadel which they converted into a small recording studio.[5] The Concentus Choir, featured on the track "Silent Night/Noapte de Vis," was recorded at St. Nicholas Church in Braşov.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss) was released as a limited edition standalone CD and as part of a special edition double CD with the band's debut album Glasvegas,[6] featured in a small box with fold-out poster, and separately as a digital download.[2] The album has reached number 59 on the Swedish Albums Chart.[7] The song "A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss)" has reached number 17 on the Swedish Singles Chart and number 95 on the UK Singles Chart.[7][8] "Please Come Back Home" has also reached number 76 on the UK Singles Chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by James Allan (except "Silent Night" written by Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber)

No. Title Length
1. "Careful What You Wish For"   1:49
2. "Fuck You, It's Over"   4:44
3. "Cruel Moon"   4:36
4. "Please Come Back Home"   3:29
5. "A Snowflake Fell (and It Felt Like a Kiss)"   4:23
6. "Silent Night/Noapte de Vis"   3:01

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glasvegas Singer Missing". Clash. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Glasvegas announce Christmas album details". NME. 24 October 2008. Archived from the original on 27 October 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2008. 
  3. ^ Wolfson, Howard (3 October 2008). "It's the Best Job in the World". Music. Gotham Acme. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ Wolfson, Howard (23 September 2008). "..I sort of fell in love with the band..". Music. Gotham Acme. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Miseltoe and whine". NME: p8. 18 October 2008. 
  6. ^ HMV: Glasvegas/A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like a Kiss) 2CD
  7. ^ a b "Discography Glasvegas". Swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Chart Stats – Glasvegas". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 12 December 2008.