08 December: Siouxsie & The Banshees: Il est né le divin enfant

Published December 08, 2012

After being very much stuck in the Fifties and Sixties for the first seven songs in the Advent Calendar, let's venture into Modern Times, i.e. the Eighties. Siouxsie & The Banshees' version of the traditional French Christmas carol 'Il est né le divin enfant' was originally released as a double A-side together with 'Melt!' in November 1982. However, the single wasn't very successful so I don't think 'Il est né le divin enfant' made much of an impact at the time, and it wasn't until the band released a B-sides collection in 2004 that the track appeared on CD.

I've always liked it, though, so here it is.

 

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Melt! / Il est né le divin enfant.

ADVENT CALENDAR 2012