Making early preparations for the festivities that lie in wait is the new compilation from Atomicat ‘When The Clock Chimes Twelve’. Featuring various artists from the 50s such as Sonny Burgess, Etta James and Ray Charles among others, the celebratory feel of the music is what you’d expect this time of year but there’s plenty to suggest that it’s far from predictable. With the likes of Link Ray & His Wraymen’s compelling yet far from high on celebrations ‘Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby’, to Bob And Lucille’s emotionally distraught ‘Demon Lover’, and further enhanced by Big Mama Thornton’s roaring vocals during ‘I Smell A Rat’, this compilation is definitely for a party with a difference! Engaging from start to finish, ‘When The Clock Chimes Twelve’ offers so much choice and variation while remaining loyal to the genres of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues and providing some real gems from previously mentioned Sonny Burgess (‘Ain’t Got A Thing’), Red Smiley & The Vel-Tones featuring Clint West and track, ‘Take A Ride’. If you want true celebration, then look no further than ‘Hand Clappin’ Time’ supplied by Gino with Johnny Greek. For those looking for a soundtrack with a difference to fuel a party with a difference, ‘When The Clock Chimes Twelve’ is worth obtaining.