Album cover artwork for Christmas Is Here by CDBSome history: CDB brought an urban edge to the Aussie boy band scene in the ’90s, when they rivalled Human Nature on the charts, scoring six Top 50 hits.

Twenty-five years after their debut album, the original lineup – Andrew De Silva, brothers Gary and Brad Pinto and Danny Williams – have delivered this sparkling Christmas collection. As the title states, it’s a mixtape, with some old (including versions of The First Noël, Silent Night and Away In A Manger), some new (covers of George Michael’s Last Christmas and Donny Hathaway’s Someday We’ll All Be Free), plus an outstanding original, the title track, which features a soaring vocal and guitar solo by Diesel. A welcome return for a group jam-packed with talent.

Christmas Is Here: The CDB Mixtape by CDB is out now via Ambition/Sony.

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