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Title : Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas (Original Version - 4K Restored)
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All these sentiments by the majority of you people wrapped up in your own insular comfortable lives as it is Xmas. Probably dosed up in alcohol and your own sanctimonious outlook with your little lives and smugness. But I ask how many of you went out with true kindness and invited a homeless person into your home this Xmas for food and a warm bed? Hypocrites the vast majority of you all. Hope your flashing LED lights outside, outshone your neighbour's.
Have to figure out if the '75 version is the Works Vol. 2 version? I hear Yamaha GX-1 and Orchestra but not in all versions. Could the Vol.2 version be the original version with overdubs? Same with Brain Salad Surgery on Vol.2? I hear GX-1 but some argue it is the Modular Moog. I say if not GX-1, sounds more like the Moog Constellation. Damn, had several opportunities to ask Keith and Greg and never did. Bummer.
I have already commented on the genius of the man and the beauty of this wonderful song. I. Iove music by Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and their ilk and i genuinely believe he could stand in front of them, look them in the eye and say, am i good enough and they will reply yes you are. This beautiful song compare s with his other brilliant work, fanfare for the modern man by Copeland. Sorry if i have gone on a bit but Greg Lake is worth all the praise we can give him.
Great - I was unaware till recently that ELP also did an earlier version of this but it sounded just like this Greg Lake recording with extra bits.
You never, ever see this in the BBC TOTP2 Xmas compilations - I can only assume they couldn't / didn't buy the rights for this film which was originally inserted into the programme at the time of its release.
My wife of 33 years tells me every year, I don't like Christmas. I don't believe her and live in denial. Today I really HEARD this song while feeding my mom in the nursing home. Now I believe my wife and know why I don't like Christmas.I drove home tonight and wept bitterly on the highway. We feed and clothe ourselves but ignore the homeless. We are warm and full but walk past the wretched. (I love Jesus Christ but I hate what we've done to Christmas. I have not fed or clothed the homeless, as I ought to.😟)
I was 16 when this Epic once a kazillion Year Song was Released ,its been a necessary Seasonal Staple since all rhose years ago, And Quite Honestly ," I play it Sometimes out of Season as Well," Its That Great !Merry Christmas One and All," May rhe Joys and Blessings of Our Saviour be With You and Your Loved Ones this Special Time of Year ,and Always.
Yes ," From the Days of My Cosmic Sojourning , Keith ,Greg, and Carl ,ELP, welcome back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends, We' re So glad You could attend come inside ,come inside ,there behind the Glass lies Greener blade of Grass Be careful as You pass Move along Move along, Come inside Come get yer money's worth ,The Greatest Show in Heaven ,Hell or Earth, You gotta see the Show ,its a Dynamo ,You gotta see the show its Rock and Roll , And if You were fortunate enough to see the show , what a( Lucky Man ) You were, it was all Very Clear We were meant to be Here (from rhe Beginning), Your Girlfriend whispers (Still You Turn Me On) And We would like it be know rhat the Exhibits that were Shown are Exclusively Our Own all Our Own," And Indeed they Were, No Other Musical Formation Compares ," Hail," and Farewell, You left an indelible Mark in the Annals of My Mind and struck the Chords of My Heartstrings . Thank You God Bless and RIP ,And then there was One.
I would love you to have a listen to my version of Greg Lakes I believe in Father Christmas!!! It's a stripped back to basics Acoustic version written after a difficult year of covid. I'd love for you to have a first listen to it! it's my first ever music video too!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXHnoHtF2CY hope to hear from you, xx merry christmas
I found the early part of this video, with desert and camels and such, to be a little odd, and definitely not the imagery I would associate with this song after hearing it year after year for decades. So I stopped watching. I'll enjoy this as a song without a video, as I always have in the past.
Greg Lake ,said in an Interview ," that Yes ,He Believed in Jesus Christ," The Song was written by Him because of rhe Hypocrisy of Man, and the Commercialization and Exploitation of The Season. God Bless Greg, May He be with the Saviour when the second Resurrection Occurs and God Bless All this Most Special Time of Year.