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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The legendary, Grammy Award-winning harpist takes some truly blessed left turns on what could have been just another pedestrian new age Christmas collection. Rather than do the umpteenth version of "White Christmas," Andreas Vollenweider applies his plucky, ethereal style to unique, traditional, and little heard Old World tunes like "The Coventry Carol" (which he jazzes up with bamboo flute and seductive sax), "The Wexford Carol," "The Yorkshire Wassail" (which is the source of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") and "Carol of the Drum." His beautiful harp tones are perfect fits for these classical instruments, but he has enough pop sensibilities to add just the right touch ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The legendary, Grammy Award-winning harpist takes some truly blessed left turns on what could have been just another pedestrian new age Christmas collection. Rather than do the umpteenth version of "White Christmas," Andreas Vollenweider applies his plucky, ethereal style to unique, traditional, and little heard Old World tunes like "The Coventry Carol" (which he jazzes up with bamboo flute and seductive sax), "The Wexford Carol," "The Yorkshire Wassail" (which is the source of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") and "Carol of the Drum." His beautiful harp tones are perfect fits for these classical instruments, but he has enough pop sensibilities to add just the right touch of soul and groove to them. Vollenweider's other ace here is longtime friend Carly Simon, who lends her warm and familiar voice to an offbeat arrangement of the title track and several romantic, inspirational originals. Nothing is wrong with overtly commercial new age-oriented holiday collections like the beautiful albums Jim Brickman has done, but Vollenweider deserves kudos for digging deeper into history and finding emotional joy in traditional pieces that truly sound fresh here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/2006
  • Label: Denon Records
  • UPC: 795041761620
  • Catalog Number: 17616
  • Sales rank: 182,815

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andreas Vollenweider Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Accordion, Harp, Jew's Harp, Keyboards, Ocarina, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals, Human Whistle, 12-string Guitar, celtic harp, spanish guitar, Bamboo Flute, Double Flute
Max Lasser Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Mandoline
Carly Simon Vocals
Matthias Gohl Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals
Peter Keiser Bass
Walter Keiser Drums
Andi Pupato Percussion, Chimes, talking drum, Frame Drum
Philippe Kuhn Organ, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Max Lasser Laud
Andreas Vollenweider Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Carly Simon Composer
Matthias Gohl Composer, Orchestration
David Alan Kogut Art Direction
Jim Parr Composer, Engineer
Hanspeter Ehrsam Engineer
Traditional Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful!

    This is my new favorite christmas album. It's full of refreshing arrangements that make the familiar carols new. You won't be disappointed, especially if you are already a fan of his music. Buy it!

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