Rock in the Holidays with "The SurfChords: Sea Sun Greetings"
Harmonizing an endless
summer with a winter wonderland, "The SurfChords: Sea Sun Greetings" delivers a
sleigh-full of unique original holiday rock-and-roll tunes. In power
anthems and reflective ballads, it creates musical castles of both
snow and sand celebrating the joy and wonder of the seasons. The
1. In The St. Nick Of Time
2. SurfChord Christmas
3. Cruisin' Christmas Eve
4. When You Put On A Santa Suit
5. Snowball's Chance
6. Headin' Home On A Holiday Night
7. Sea Sun Greetings
8. Snowman On The Beach
9. Clothes In The Hamper, Tushies In The Tub
10. Snow Justice
11. Ridin' On A Red-Eye With Santa On Christmas Eve
12. You Better Be Good For Santa
13. In A Holidaze
14. Yuletide Riptide
15. Christmas Girl
16. Because It's Christmas
What They Are Saying About
The Album --
Los Angeles Times/Chicago Tribune/Honolulu Star Advertiser: "There's a fun idea here of transplanting the holiday scenarios from the North Pole and snow-covered hills to the beach."
Santa Fe New Mexican: "Like ugly holiday sweaters, pop remakes of Christmas music induce warm and cozy feelings in some and shudders of nausea in others. Sea Sun Greetings is a lighthearted and pun-heavy collection of 16 original surf-rock anthems and ballads released by experienced seasonal songsmith Lawrence Savell. Since 1998, Savell has produced seven holiday-pop albums ó all of them, until now, somehow also incorporating a legal perspective (Savell is a lawyer). . . . [H]e explains, 'Iíve climbed out from the dusty shadows of the Law Library and headed to the beach.' It would take a true Ebenezer Scrooge to lambaste this almost excessively good-hearted album, packed as it is with positive lyrics like: 'When you put on a Santa suit, youíre in for a surprise, in how you feel, and how you see the wonder in childrenís eyes/Youíll understand what itís all for, and your holiday spirit will be restored.' Though the combination of surf guitar and sleigh bells is about as harmonious as eggnog and turkey gravy, these songs manage to counter their inherent saccharinity with sincerity. The watercolor cover art created by Savellís 82-year-old mother also increases the albumís endearment factor. Sea Sun Greetings makes a good stocking stuffer for people who love jangly Christmas tunes, and it could also serve as an alternative to coal for those who have trouble getting into the holiday spirit."
Knoxville News Sentinel/Scripps Howard News Service: "You have to give attorney-by-day Lawrence Savell credit. He doesn't give up. Years after entering the holiday novelty market with 'Yule Hear From Our Lawyers' (under the name LawTunes) and following with regular releases, he's returned with a surf rock collection with such titles as 'Yuletide Riptide,' 'Snow Justice' and 'Ridin' on a Red Eye With Santa on Christmas Eve.' Sometimes it's funny. Sometimes it's not. But, there's charm in the guy's dedication and his 82-year-old mom's watercolors on the cover."
Philadelphia Daily News: Noted in "Xmas CD Gift Guide"
Oak Hill Gazette (Austin, TX): "A surf band just put out a Christmas album. Didnít see that coming, did you? It gets better. The title of the album is called, 'The SurfChords: Sea Sun Greetings.' It includes the hit single, 'Sand Duhís Coming.' Just kidding, I made that up. See? I could co-write for the band. If it really is a band. Seems like itís a one-man thing, but thatís okay. What do I care if he plays drums, bass, guitar and every other instrument. Of course thatís just conjecture on my part, as the only thing I know for sure (or think I know for sure) is that all words and music were written by Lawrence Savell. If youíd like a free listen to a medley of the albumís songs, point your browser to surfchords.com."