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Various - The Carols Of Christmas II - A Windham Hill Sampler flac album

Various - The Carols Of Christmas II - A Windham Hill Sampler flac album
  • Performer Various
  • Title The Carols Of Christmas II - A Windham Hill Sampler
  • Date of release 1997
  • Style New Age, Easy Listening
  • Other formats DXD FLAC MIDI MP2 MP1 MMF AHX
  • Genre Electronic / Jazz
  • Size MP3 1302 mb
  • Size FLAC 1468 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 982

Windham Hill Records ‎– 01934-11219-2. Format: CD, Album, Compilation. Country: US. Released: 1997. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire). Engineer – Howard JohnstonGuitar – George WinstonProducer – George WinstonWritten-By – Mel Torme, Robert Wells (2). 5:09. 7. –Loreena McKennitt. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Arranged By, Vocals, Harp, Keyboards – Loreena McKennittBass – George KollerCello – Caroline LavelleEngineer – Stuart BruceEngineer – Russell KearneyPercussion – Hossam Ramzy, Rick LazarPipe – Robert A. WhiteProducer – Brian HughesTabla, Viola, Accordion – Donald QuanViolin – Hugh Marsh, Waiel Abo Baker.

Every song projects a feeling of grace and reverence that sets the perfect mood for quiet reflection of the hope and joy that is Christmas. Nearly all the performances are instrumental. There are two vocals with lyrics: Loreena McKennitt's ethereal performance of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Although this album is pleasant enough, the variety of music is not as great as the first album of The Carols of Christmas. It is OK if you want mostly guitar music. One of the tracks is misnamed (. Angels From the Realms of Glory is actually Angels We Have Heard on High), and is just plain weird.

Windham Hill Records 11219. The Carols of Christmas, Vol. 2: A Windham Hill Sampler. Windham Hill Records 11219.

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. 6. The Christmas Song.

Artist: WINDHAM HILL RECORDS: GUITAR SAMPLER, VARIOUS. For those who appreciate soothing guitar, or need quality background music, this disc will do the trick. Format: CD. We cannot be held responsible for delays if you do not use this reference. Various ‎–The Colors Of Christmas. Jeffrey Osborne This Christmas 3:55. Oleta Adams The Christmas Song 4:16. Sheena Easton Duet WithJeffrey Osborne The Place Where We Belong 4:18. Roberta Flack Duet WithPeabo Bryson The Gift 4:10.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 W.G. Snuffy Walden* Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
Arranged By [Strings] – Bennett SalvayArranged By, Guitar, Producer – W.G. Snuffy Walden*Cello – Erika Duke-KirkpatrickGuitar – Dean ParksMixed By – Avram Kipper*, W.G. Snuffy Walden*Percussion – Michael FisherPiano – Randy KerberRecorded By – Avram Kipper*Viola – Robert BeckerViolin – Nancy Roth, Peter Kent Written-By – Traditional
3:48
2 Liz Story Once In Royal David's City
Arranged By, Piano – Liz StoryProducer – Mark Duke*Recorded By, Mixed By – George NardoWritten-By – Traditional
2:31
3 Steve Lukather O Tannenbaum
Arranged By, Guitar – Steve LukatherProducer – Steve LukatherRecorded By – Micajah RyanWritten-By – Traditional
2:53
4 Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Away In A Manger
Arranged By – Brian Dunning, Jeff JohnsonCello – Adele O'DwyerCymbal, Bells – Roger HadleyDrums, Percussion – Gregg WilliamsElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Tim Ellis Engineer [Assistant] – Willie HeadonFlute, Whistle [Pennywhistle] – Brian DunningKeyboards – Jeff JohnsonProducer, Engineer, Mixed By – Jeff JohnsonVoice – Janet ChvatalWritten-By [German Traditional Carol By Martin Luther] – Traditional
5:19
5 Steve Morse It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Arranged By, Guitar – Steve MorseRecorded By, Mixed By – Steve MorseWritten-By – Traditional
3:40
6 George Winston The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Engineer – Howard JohnstonGuitar [8-String Somogyi Steel-String Guitar] – George WinstonProducer – George WinstonWritten-By – Mel Torme*, Robert Wells
5:09
7 Loreena McKennitt God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Arranged By, Vocals, Harp, Keyboards – Loreena McKennittBass – George KollerCello – Caroline LavelleEngineer – Stuart BruceEngineer [Assistant] – Russell KearneyPercussion – Hossam Ramzy, Rick LazarPipe – Robert A. WhiteProducer [Assistant] – Brian HughesTabla, Viola, Accordion – Donald QuanViolin – Hugh Marsh, Waiel Abo Baker AliWritten-By – Traditional
6:50
8 Robin Le Mesurier Good King Wenceslas
Arranged By, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Robin Le MesurierMixed By – Doug BoehmWritten-By – Traditional
2:58
9 Tuck Andress Coventry Carol / What Child Is This
Arranged By, Electric Guitar, Producer – Tuck AndressEngineer – Tuck AndressExecutive-Producer – Avatar Meher BabaMixed By – Howard JohnstonWritten-By – Traditional
3:02
10 Jim Brickman December Morning
Arranged By, Orchestrated By – Mark WolframCelesta – Marilyn Harris Recorded By [Solo Piano] – Guy MosslerRecorded By, Mixed By – Mark WolframSoloist, Piano – Jim BrickmanSynthesizer – Mark WolframWritten-By – Jim Brickman
2:42
11 Jim Cregan Jingle Bells
Arranged By, Guitar, Producer – Jim CreganCello – Richard Dodd Mixed By – Doug Boehm, Jim CreganPiano – Hans Zermuehlen*Producer – Brian KeaneWritten-By – Traditional
3:31
12 Janis Ian Emmanuel
Engineer [Assistant] – Sandy JenkinsGuitar – Janis IanMixed By – Jeff BaldingPercussion – Randy LeagoProducer – Brooks Arthur, Janis IanRecorded By – Brooks ArthurVocals – Deana Carter, Janis Ian, Kathy MatteaWritten-By – Janis Ian, Kye Fleming
2:56
13 Leo Kottke Accordion Bells
Recorded By – Sam Hudson Written-By – Leo Kottke
3:06
14 Will Ackerman* In This Still Forest
Guitar – Will Ackerman*Producer – Corin Nelson*, Will Ackerman*Recorded By, Mixed By – Corin Nelson*Written-By – Will Ackerman*
3:11
15 Joan Armatrading Angels From The Realms Of Glory
Engineer – Doug CookInstruments, Producer – Joan ArmatradingSoprano Vocals [Boy Soprano] – Wij Written-By – Joan Armatrading
3:13

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Windham Hill Records
  • Copyright (c) – Windham Hill Records
  • Pressed By – Sonopress USA – 80067-01
  • Distributed By – BMG Distribution
  • Manufactured By – BMG Distribution

Credits

  • A&R – Larry Hamby
  • Art Direction – Candace Upman, Mitchell Design, Palo Alto, CA*
  • Coordinator – Niki Carras
  • Design – Rudy T. Zasloff
  • Illustration – Steve Lomprey
  • Mastered By – Bill Dooley, Jim Cregan
  • Producer – Jim Cregan

Notes

Track 9 is only named "Coventry Carol" on the cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 019341121923
  • Matrix / Runout: 01934112192 + + 80067-01 SONOPRESS USA