Mcgarrigle Christmas Hour - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- The McGarrigle Christmas Hour
Personnel: Kate & Anna McGarrigle; Emmylou Harris, Dane Lanken, Greg Prestopino, Janie McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright, Michel Pepin, Pat Donaldson, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton, Lily Lanken, Tom Mennier, Jody Golick, Sylvan Lanken, Joel Zifkin, Jordi Rosen, Vinnie Dow, Ruben Mahr, Jane Adams, Jack McKeever, Danielle Bolduc, Campbell Hendrey, Chaim Tannenbaum.
A jubilant, folk-tinged gathering of family and friends, Kate and Anna McGarrigle's CHRISTMAS HOUR finds the Canadian sisters performing with Rufus and Martha Wainwright (Kate's children), Lily and Dane Lanken (Anna's daughter and husband, respectively), and other notable guests, including Emmylou Harris and Beth Orton. Here the McGarrigles have created a relaxed, friendly holiday atmosphere, a setting where Harris sits in on a beautiful rendition of "O Little Town of Bethlehem," Rufus Wainwright leads his own charming "Spotlight on Christmas," and Martha Wainwright wishes everyone "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year." This festive set also features several sing-alongs, including stately versions of "Seven Joys of Mary" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
- Country of Origin
- Nonesuch (USA)
- WEA (Distributor)
- Kate & Anna McGarrigle
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Seven Joys of Mary
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Old Waits Carol
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] O Little Town of Bethlehem
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Il Est Ne / Ca Berger
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Rebel Jesus
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Some Children See Him
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Counting Stars
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Spotlight on Christmas
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Wise Men
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Port Starboard Sox
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Blue Christmas
- Studio / Live
Entertainment Weekly (p.80) - "It's a family affair....The hushed chamber feel keeps up..." -- Grade: A-
Uncut (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Emmylou Harris contributes a solemn 'O Little Town Of Bethlehem' to a broad mix of classic and contemporary holiday songs."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Irish whistle and little drummer boy snare give 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' a rosy trad glow, but Martha's 'Merry Christmas And Happy New Year' is edgier, its stocking filled with homesickness and angst."
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