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Come Rejoice!: A Judy Collins Christmas
     

Come Rejoice!: A Judy Collins Christmas

by Judy Collins
 

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It's amazing that it took Judy Collins until 1994 to make a Christmas album. Having decided at long last to do such a project, the singer seems to have had specific ideas about how she wanted to approach it. Accompaniment includes only piano, some restrained synthesizers aping strings or guitars here and there, and the occasional boys choir, all the better to set off

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It's amazing that it took Judy Collins until 1994 to make a Christmas album. Having decided at long last to do such a project, the singer seems to have had specific ideas about how she wanted to approach it. Accompaniment includes only piano, some restrained synthesizers aping strings or guitars here and there, and the occasional boys choir, all the better to set off Collins's angelic voice. When it comes to the Christmas repertoire, she seems particularly interested in the nativity, picking one song after another that deals with the birth of Christ and reciting from the Gospel according to Luke during "Away in a Manger." She even adds to the list of songs about the Christ Child with her own "All on a Wintry Night" and "Come Rejoice." Her third compositional contribution is "Song for Sarajevo (I Dream of Peace)," which adopts the persona of a child in that war-torn city. As Christmas records go, this one has a formal beauty typical of Collins's art-song orientation. It's lovely, but not much fun. Even when she sings "Let It Snow" (robbed of its thrice-repeated title and exclamation marks), she sings it in a slow, regal manner rather than in the more familiar, bouncy style. The album ends with a re-recording of her hit arrangement of "Amazing Grace."

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/1994
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227908546
catalogNumber:
79085

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Performance Credits

Judy Collins   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Voices
Ned Rorem   Piano
Gerre Hancock   Conductor
Joseph Joubert   Keyboards
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
St. Thomas Boys Choir   Vocals,Voices
Stephen Hill   Vocals
Trinity Boys Choir   Vocals,Voices
Russell Walden   Piano,Keyboards
Ned Rotem   Piano

Technical Credits

Judy Collins   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation
Buck Ram   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Joseph Joubert   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Walter Kent   Composer
John Newton   Composer
Alan Silverman   Producer,Engineer
Steve Skinner   Arranger
Stephen Hill   Contributor
Jule Styne   Composer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Chuck Collins   Composer
John Mason Neale   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Peter Brown   Artwork
Peter Brown   Illustrations
Margaret Rose   Composer

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