A Lump of Coal

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A Lump Of Coal
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Compilation album by various artists
Released 1991
Recorded various
Genre Alternative rock
Label First Warnings
72705 75702-2
Producer(s) Michael J. Leinbo and Doug Schoember
(executive producers)
Professional reviews
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A Lump Of Coal is a 1991 various artists compilation album consisting of of Christmas-themed songs.


Featuring notable tracks such as an Elton John cover by The Wedding Present and a reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Henry Rollins, A Lump Of Coal is composed of an eclectic (at the time) roster of modern rock bands, and is now out of print.

Brian Bell's Carnival Art makes an appearance with the song "Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella", which also makes clever use of the song "Welcome Christmas", from the perennial yuletide TV special How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The track is a tradtional composition, arranged by Carnival Art, and was produced by Carnival Art with Tracy Chisolm. Recorded at Sweaty Elvis Studios in Los Angeles, the track is likely an outtake from the Chisolm-produced sessions for Thrumdrone.

Track listing

  1. "The Little Drummer Boy (Up The Khyber)" 2:24 - Hoodoo Gurus
  2. "The First Noel" 3:42 - Crash Test Dummies
  3. "Step Into Christmas" 4:48 - The Wedding Present
  4. "Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) 4:19 - Drunken Boat
  5. "O Holy Night" 4:52 - Divine Weeks
  6. "Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella" 4:00 - Carnival Art
  7. "Silent Night" 2:12 - The Primitives
  8. "O Litle Town Of Bethlehem" 2:55 - Young Fresh Fellows
  9. "King Of Orient" 4:29 - Odds
  10. "Here Comes Santa Claus" 2:34 - Clockhammer
  11. "Twas The Night Before Christmas" 4:08 - Henry Rollins