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The Best Of: A Christmas Caper

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The Best Of: A Christmas Caper
The Best Of: A Christmas Caper


Of all the festive traditions, few have stood the test of time better than the Christmas carol. Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band know this more than most, having been inspired by the music of Christmas for the past twenty five years. Now and for the first time, the very best of these have been brought together on one album. 'The Best Of Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band' collects twenty two tracks from across their career. Along the way you will find a mixture of the familiar and the less well known, all presented in a most unique style. With an extensive experience in folk, medieval, world and classical music between them, the singer and players guide us to exquisite places. Telling the Christmas story in a variety of ways, the likes of 'I Saw Three Ships', 'While Shepherds Watched', 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' and 'The Holly Ivy' are revealed as versatile, striking pieces of music with words to match. A collection of some of the most famous carols of all time and led by one of the great voices in British music, the album is perfect for those who want to enjoy their Christmas music with a spirit, a passion and a twist.


  1. Name
  2. While Shepherds Watched
  3. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  5. Monsieur Charpentier's Christmas Swing
  6. Joy To The World
  7. See Amid The Winters Snow
  8. Poor Little Jesus
  9. Blake's Cradle Song
  10. The Coventry Carol
  11. The Boar's Head
  12. Ding Dong Merrily On High
  13. The Holly & The Ivy
  14. Personent Hodie
  15. Cradle Song
  16. Bright Evening Start
  17. Hark Hark What News
  18. Away In A Manger
  19. The Carnel & The Crane
  20. Bring Us Good Ale
  21. La Danse Carree
  22. The Quiet Way Home
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