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Christmas

Artist:
Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
10-11-2008
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Barcode:
5020284000041
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
EXPCD12R
Christmas
Christmas

Description

The Players are Phil Manzanera & Andy Mackay of Roxy Music fame, along with a few guest musicians. This charming instrumental acoustic album, which even the most vehement of scrooges will find hard to resist, is a collection of 33 carols performed on an assortment of instruments including the Appalachian dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, button accordion, oboe, fiddle, cello and jaw harp. From the first note, The Players find the Christmas cheer within them and vividly evoke the spirit of a rural Victorian Christmas. All the favourites are on this album, but played in an authentic way which reminds the listener of how important carols were and are in the celebration of Christmas. The Players comprise seven folk, blues and street musicians who Phil Manzanera knew and introduced to Andy Mackay, who then led the project on a 'variety of reeds' and the result was this startlingly fresh and spontaneous approach to the canon of Christmas classics. It was recorded in 1987 at Manzanera's Gallery Studios.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. In Dulci Jubilo
  3. I Saw Three Ships
  4. Good King Wenceslas
  5. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  6. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  7. In The Bleak Midwinter
  8. While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks
  9. As With Gladness
  10. We Three Kings
  11. Little Jesus Sweetly Sleeps
  12. The Holly Bears The Berry
  13. Coventry Carol
  14. Away In A Manger
  15. The First Noel
  16. Joy To The World
  17. The Holly And The Ivy
  18. Ding Dong Merrily On High
  19. On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
  20. Jingle Bells
  21. Here We Come A-Wassailing
  22. Past Three O'Clock
  23. The Rising Of The Sun
  24. Once In Royal David's City
  25. O Come All Ye Faithful
  26. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  27. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  28. Silent Night
  29. O Come All Ye Faithful
  30. The Boar's Head Carol
  31. Deck The Halls
  32. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  33. The Holly And The Ivy
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