Windham Hill Christmas - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Dawn Atkinson
- A Windham Hill Christmas, Vol. 2
Includes liner notes by John Diliberto.
This is part of Windham Hill's "Christmas" series.
Liner Note Author: John Diliberto.
Recording information: Big Kitty Studio, Alameda, CA; Brickhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Different Fur Studios, San Francisco, CA; Farsight Stdio, Frankfurt, Germany; Gutlab South, Nashville, TN; Imaginary Road STudios, Windham County, VT; Jacordi Studio, Clane, County Kildare, Ireland; Liberty Village Arts Center, Chester, MT; Maggie's House, Redwood Valley, CA; Seventh Chance Recording, Maumee, OH; The Ark, Camano Island, WA; TuttoMedia Studios, Venice, CA; Zeta Recording, Holland, OH.
Photographers: David Ross; Cara Story; David Rose; Angelica Sch”nherz; Irene Young; Richard Schultz; Patrick Hinely; Ray Katchatorian; Warren T. Parkes; Perry Cirulli.
Following in the footsteps of the previous collection, A Windham Hill Christmas, Vol. 2 gathers more relaxing, sophisticated holiday music as performed by Windham Hill's roster of artists. The collection finds the right balance between traditional and contemporary, both in terms of its sound and its choice of songs. Will Ackerman and David Cullen's "I Wonder as I Wander" sounds gently modern, while Paul McCandless' "In Dulci Jubilo" has a slightly more traditional bent. Tracy Silverman and Thea Suits' strings and flute interpretation of "Away in a Manger" mixes both approaches and is breathtaking in its lovely simplicity. Most of the performances here, including Barbara Higbie's "Patapan," suggest pristine snowscapes or, in the case of Jim Brickman's "The First Noel," the warmth of a hearth, but Steve Erquiaga's "Joy to the World" may be the first rendition of the carol that sounds downright sunny. Tracks by Richard Sch”nherz, Alex de Grassi, and Tim Story and George Winston's "Silver Bells" complete the album, which like A Windham Hill Christmas, makes a lovely, subtle soundtrack to the holidays. ~ Heather Phares
- Country of Origin
- BMG (distributor)
- Studio / Live
- Various Artists
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] In Dulci Jubilo
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Joy To The World - Steve Erquiaga
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] God Rest Ye Merry - Philip Aaberg
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Away In A Manger - Tracy Silverman
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Patapan
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] First Noel, The - Jim Brickman
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Waits' Song, The - Jeff Johnson/Brian Dunning
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] I Wonder As I Wander - David Cullen/Will Ackerman
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella - Liz Story
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Angels We Have Heard On High - Alex de Grassi
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] O Tannenbaum - Richard Sch”nherz
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Silver Bells
- BMG (distributor)
- 46m 26s
- Video Disabled
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