How to Make Gravy is a four-track EP by Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly and was originally released on 4 November 1996 on White Label Records in Australia. The title track was written by Kelly and earned him a 'Song of the Year' nomination at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Music Awards of 1998. It tells the story of a newly imprisoned man writing a letter to his brother, in which the prisoner laments that he will be missing the family's Christmas celebrations.
In 1996, Paul was asked to contribute a song to a charity record, ‘The Spirit Of Christmas’. When he was told that the song he had chosen was already taken, he decided to write his own. An unlikely Australian Christmas classic was born – ‘How To Make Gravy’ – it’s over five minutes long, has no chorus, and is set in jail. Over the last 21 years the song has grown to become a true Christmas anthem, and amongst Paul’s fans, the 21st of December has become known as ‘Gravy Day’, and even a movement started last year.
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For more than two decades now, Paul Kelly’s legion of fans have embraced his 1996 song How To Make Gravy as part of their Christmas traditions. Heartstrings are tugged each year on December 21 - declared by Kelly acolytes as Gravy Day - as fans play the musical letter penned by a prisoner named Joe on that day about missing his family Christmas.
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How To Make Gravy is the greatest Australian Christmas song ever written. In fact on the list of songs written about the Aussie Christmas experience, Paul Kelly‘s enduring classic sits at the top of the ladder, with Tim Minchin‘s tear-jerker White Wine in the Sun comfortably in second, and then it’s fucken daylight until something lik. dunn. ix White Boomers. Kelly’s 1996 tune, written ad hoc for a Christmas compilation after the tune he originally selected to cover was taken, contains no choruses and is set entirely in a prison
Paul Kelly's beloved song 'How To Make Gravy' is Australia's favourite Christmas song: but what exactly did Joe do to get sent to Christmas? Murder? . The 1996 Paul Kelly folk-song doesn’t concern itself with Santa, or mistletoe or a roaring fire, but instead focuses on a quintessentially Australian aspect of the holiday season: being unable to make gravy for your extended family because you’re in jail. If you’re not familiar with the gentle festive hit, here’s your chance to have a good listen now.
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