Digital Music — December 19, 2011 at 6:48 am

Free MP3: Johnny Marr & The Healers, ‘Free Christmas’ — brand-new holiday instrumental

Earlier this year, Johnny Marr announced he was leaving The Cribs after a three-year stint with the band, and said he’d be re-focusing his efforts on writing and recording new solo material with his band The Healers. Today we see the first results of that, via a free Christmas song — named “Free Christmas,” naturally — that the ex-Smiths guitarist is offering up to fans. Below you can stream and/or download the instrumental track.


Free Christmas by Johnny Marr & The Healers






  1. That’s beautiful. I wish Johnny Marr would come to Adelaide, Australia. I’ve always admired him but never seen him play.

  2. Also, I like it and would like to download it but how? There is no obvious link to download this great track event though it has been touted as a free download.

  3. let’s hope morrissey hears this and lays down his own vocal track. what a grand Christmas gift that would be.

    • But Morrissey’s ego doesn’t really mesh with the holiday season, now does it? I just had a delightful image of Old Scrooge McMorrissey being visited by 3 ghosts of relevance past. Mike Joyce would wear the black hood of course.

  4. … a really lovely song! Greetings from Argentina.

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