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Aimee Mann in Studio on World Cafe - 12/25/2006

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Aimee Mann: Bittersweet Holidays

Aimee Mann: Bittersweet Holidays

Aimee Mann in Studio on World Cafe - 12/25/2006

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Set List

  • "Whatever Happened to Christmas"
  • "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
  • "Calling on Mary"
  • "The Christmas Song"

After making a name for herself as the wild-haired lead singer of the '80s new-wave band 'Til Tuesday, Aimee Mann spent years carving out an iconoclastic career in pop music's margins. Her unforgettable contributions to the Magnolia soundtrack gave her an audience to match her exhaustion with the music industry, and she soon set about self-releasing her material while remaining commercially viable.

Subsequent albums include last year's critically lauded The Forgotten Arm and 2002's Lost in Space. Mann's new disc, a collection of holiday songs titled One More Drifter in the Snow, features bittersweet readings of holiday classics like "Winter Wonderland" and "The Christmas Song," as well as a couple of fine original songs.