I'm Coming Home For ChristmasThe 'I'm Coming Home For Christmas' song recorded in a Phuket recording studio
In 2016 ‘Mark Hopkins’ studio recording another one of his songs on Phuket, ‘I’m Coming Home For Christmas‘. If you do not know already Mark wrote and recorded the ‘Tsunami Day‘ song for the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Tsunami.
So say probably a mistake commercially, Mark decided to sing the lead vocals himself, only because he felt that it was his story and did not feel right with someone else singing it. Mark also used the student chior at the ‘Bristish International School’ on Phuket for backing vocals and local, and Philiphine, session musicians. Still many years on Mark would still love to remix / re-record the song once again using, maybe, a female vocalist and adding 12 string guitars, as it origenally was supposed to be. Time will tell…
After ‘Tsunami Day’ was recorded Mark recorded another song on Phuket named ‘21st Century Girl‘, and then ‘’I’m coming home for Christmas’ was written, composed and then studio recorded on Phuket by Mark using session musicians and a female session vocalist named ‘Micah Javier‘.
The songs genre is an up-tempo Rock/POP type of song and consists of 8 separate tracks. Even though ‘I’m Coming Home For Christmas’ was finally studio recorded on Phuket, Thailand it was origenally semi-recorded in Ningbo, China and the mixing, engineering and mastering was done in the USA due to Mark wanted the best result and sound quality.
About The Song: The songs genre will be the same in style as his last song ’21st Century Girl’, that you can hear below, so it’s an up-tempo rock n roll Christmas song using guitars, base, percussion’s, piano and brass section.
Just some credits from Mark: Due to the website ‘Tsunami Day’ has long gone I would like to acknowledge the below for there help. Without them the ‘Tsunami Day’ song would not have been possible.
I would like to thank: Michael Dietvorst’ ( Owner of Oriental Living, Phuket ), ‘Stuart Baker’ ( Managing Director of Food Hygiene Asia ), ‘Alan Cooke’ (MBE), ‘Adam Goodman’ ( General Manager of Two Chefs Restaurants on Phuket ), and ‘Cassius Rolfe-Johnson’ (CEO of Phuket Home Services). Unfortunatly my mate Cass past away a few years back so I dedicate this song to him. RIP Cass.