We've had Tracey Thorn's Christmas album Tinsel and Lights on our radar for close to a month now. Not until today has it felt OK to mention any xmas festivities though, haha. Thankfully - the first album taster is an awesome cover of The White Stripes In The Cold, Cold Night something we can get behind with ease. Honestly, Tracey is the only person around that can release a press image like that for a holiday album! The lights switched OFF, looking cold and not too cheerful, no snow - obviously we love it! The album contains some serious xmas classics too, and it's so awesome that she will be part of our celebrations this year! Her voice is so different from Meg's and the warmth she brings actually makes the night less cold. The lyrics are pure genius for a holiday anthem like this has become now. To preview the whole album click here. The original from TWS 2003 classic album Elephant here. Enjoy! Thoughts?