All on a Wintry Night

All on a Wintry Night

by Judy Collins
     
 

A thoughtful collection from folk matriarch Collins, with 14 songs ranging from the traditional "Cherry Tree Carol" to "Blizzard," an evocative original that invokes images of winter in Collins's native Colorado. The set touches all the bases of winter, with seven carols including a vibrant rendering of "Joy to the World" and a contemplative view of the season with … See more details below

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A thoughtful collection from folk matriarch Collins, with 14 songs ranging from the traditional "Cherry Tree Carol" to "Blizzard," an evocative original that invokes images of winter in Collins's native Colorado. The set touches all the bases of winter, with seven carols including a vibrant rendering of "Joy to the World" and a contemplative view of the season with "In the Bleak Mid Winter," a soaring duet with actress Tyne Daly. There are also three classics from the pop Christmas canon, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "A Christmas Carol," and "Let It Snow." There are also four Collins originals: "Come Rejoice," "All on a Wintry Night," the aforementioned "Blizzard," and the heartfelt plea for peace, "Song for Sarajevo." Although Collins is entering her fourth decade as a performer, her crystalline voice has never sounded better.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Judy Collins has enjoyed a long, popular career as a folk musician, so it is nice to see her flex her musical muscles and attempt some holiday favorites. Despite a few hammy moments, All on a Wintry Night is a first-class Christmas album, filled with beautiful performances and understated arrangements. Collins has a wonderful voice, and puts it to good use on tracks like "The Blizzard," where she manages to capture the magic and beauty of a snow storm in a simple piano ballad. She takes on lesser known carols such as "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Wexford Carol," and puts them among some of the better known favorites. The album does take a very Christian point of view, and may put off those who do not share her religious viewpoints. And her spoken-word intro to "Away in a Manger" is simply too cheesy, detracting from an otherwise good song. But these complaints are easy to overlook if only because of the quality of the music. In a music scene glutted with terrible Christmas albums, it is nice to see one artist do it right and really put her heart into the project. Any fan of good Christmas music will probably enjoy this unique album.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2000
Label:
Wildflower
UPC:
0687348129725
catalogNumber:
1297

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Tracks

  1. I'll Be Home for Christmas  - Judy Collins
  2. Come Rejoice  - Judy Collins
  3. Away in a Manger  - Judy Collins
  4. Joy to the World  - Judy Collins
  5. In the Bleak Midwinter  - Judy Collins
  6. Song for Sarajevo (I Dream of Peace)  - Judy Collins
  7. Good King Wenceslas  - Judy Collins
  8. All on a Wintry Night  - Judy Collins
  9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  - Judy Collins
  10. Slient Night  - Judy Collins
  11. A Christmas Carol  - Judy Collins
  12. Cherry Tree Carol  - Judy Collins
  13. The Blizzard  - Judy Collins
  14. The Wexford Carol  - Judy Collins

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judy Collins   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Ned Rorem   Piano
Gerre Hancock   Conductor
Joseph Joubert   Keyboards
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
St. Thomas Boys Choir   Vocals
Russell Walden   Keyboards
Tyne Daly   Vocals
Johnson Flucker   Choir Director
Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine   Vocals

Technical Credits

Judy Collins   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Buck Ram   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Alan Silverman   Engineer,Mastering
Isaac Watts   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Katherine DePaul   Audio Production

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