20 December: Tommy Roe: It's Now Winters Day

Published December 20, 2020

"Personally my favourite," wrote Tommy Roe in the liner notes about the title track of his 1967 album It's Now Winters Day. No arguments there, even though this Curt Boettcher-produced album [production is credited to Steve Clark, but has all the hallmark's of a classic Boettcher project] features many great songs. "Outside it's chilling, but inside it's thrilling," indeed.

The song was released as a single in 1966, peaking just outside the Top 20 in the U.S. And, of course, The Hep Stars (Benny's pre-ABBA band) covered it on their 1968 album It's Been A Long Long Time. But Tommy Roe's original is the one to go for.

Listen to 'It's Now Winters Day' here.

Or listen on Spotify, where I've created a playlist for this year's Advent Calendar.












Tommy Roe and Curt Boettcher - what could go wrong? Not very much, but the album didn't sell well although this single peaked at #23.