Pie&Vinyl Records team with Xtra Mile Recordings to release…The Retrospective Soundtrack Players ‘It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol’

BIG NEWS…We are delighted to announce our fourth and joint release with Xtra Mile Recordings, THE RETROSPECTIVE SOUNDTRACK PLAYERS new album ‘It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol’.

The limited LP will be released on red vinyl at a very special launch show, with support from Chris TT And The Hoodrats held at The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth on Decmeber 7th.

More details coming soon, keep your mince pies peeled…

for more info, read below:






‘It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol’ – released 24th November via Xtra Mile Recordings,

limited edition red vinyl also available via Xtra Mile Recordings & Pie&Vinyl Records



It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol is a brand new bundle of seasonal songs from the UK’s foremost (or only) purveyors of concept-folk-pop, The Retrospective Soundtrack Players. Good boys and girls who preorder will be gifted the early Christmas present of ‘Every Time a Bell Rings an Angel Gets its Wings’.

The veritable shopping list of tracks for RSP’s festive third album is below, including the live choir-like favourite ‘No Man Is Poor Who Has Friends’. But you can listen to the suitably cynical ‘Bah Hambug’ right now by clicking http://smarturl.it/RSPs-BahHumbug


It’s A Wonderful Christmas Carol features guest appearances from several artists from the Xtra Mile stable – namely Frank Turner, Ben Marwood and Chris T-T.



  1. Theme from ‘It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol’
  2. I’m Sleeping this Christmas
  3. It’s a Wonderful Life
  4. Bah Humbug! Instant Grat for preordering
  5. The Guardian Angel
  6. The Ghost of Christmas Past (I’m a Coward) featuring Chris T-T
  7. The Ghost of Christmas Present (No Ego) featuring Frank Turner
  8. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (I Can’t Be Anybody Else) featuring Ben Marwood
  9. Christmas Day
  10. Every Time a Bell Rings an Angel Gets its Wings
  11. No Man is Poor Who Has Friends


It’s A Wonderful Christmas Carol borrows themes of loneliness, greed, poverty and eventual redemption from the classic works of Dickens and Capra, weaving them into a new compendium of joyous and memorable songs that showcase the band’s unique voice and storytelling skill.


See the band live this winter:

14/11 – Southampton Joiners *

21/11 – London Camden Monarch **

07/12 – Portsmouth Square Tower ***

12/12 – Manchester Star & Garter ***

14/12 – Swindon Victoria ***

18/12 – Brighton The Brunswick ***


* with Solemn Sun

** with Elliott Kozlik

*** with Chris T-T and the Hoodrats


www.therspuk.com & www.xtramilerecordings.com


Some words about RSP’s previous work:


‘Nihilistic and hopelessly romantic, Kyle Evans imitates Holden Caulfield perfectly…‘ ROCK SOUND

Less of a band and more of an art project… thoroughly enjoyable’ PUNKTASTIC

authentic, original and innovative gems… irresistibly catchy’ STEREOBOARD




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