Midwinter Graces

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
She may be the daughter of a reverend, but Tori Amos never seemed the likeliest candidate for a Christmas album; she might sing about "God," but her music always seemed secular and never seasonal, but in a year that brought holiday albums by Bob Dylan and Sting, it makes perfect sense that Tori should deliver one, too. Amos' entry, Midwinter Graces, may be as unlikely as Dylan's, but it's closer in tenor to Sting's: it captures the wintriness of the season. Tori reworks many familiar carols, tweaking lyrics and pushing them together into a medley, so they sound quite similar to the newly written tunes that comprise the rest of the record. Thanks to some familiar...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
She may be the daughter of a reverend, but Tori Amos never seemed the likeliest candidate for a Christmas album; she might sing about "God," but her music always seemed secular and never seasonal, but in a year that brought holiday albums by Bob Dylan and Sting, it makes perfect sense that Tori should deliver one, too. Amos' entry, Midwinter Graces, may be as unlikely as Dylan's, but it's closer in tenor to Sting's: it captures the wintriness of the season. Tori reworks many familiar carols, tweaking lyrics and pushing them together into a medley, so they sound quite similar to the newly written tunes that comprise the rest of the record. Thanks to some familiar melodies, it can sometimes seem seasonally appropriate, but it always seems purely Tori.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602527154459
  • Catalog Number: 001332002

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tori Amos Primary Artist, Piano, Harpsichord, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Bob Malach Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone
Denyse Buffum Viola
Mark Cargill Violin
Matt Chamberlain Percussion, Drums, Bells
Ernest Ehrhardt Cello
Charles Everett Violin
Lawrence Feldman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Armen Garabedian Violin
Tony Kadleck Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dan Levine Trombone
Bob Millikan Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dan Neufeld Viola
Keith O'Quinn Trombone
Jimbo Ross Viola
John Philip Shenale Synthesizer, Conductor, Sampling
Harry Shirinian Viola
Haim Shtrum Violin
Francine Walsh Violin
Evan Wilson Viola
John Wittenberg Violin
Margaret Wooten Violin
Shari Zippert Violin
Bob Peterson Violin
Jon Evans Bass
Norm Hughes Violin
Calabria McChesney Violin
Gil Romero Violin
Bruce Burchmore Lute
Timothy Loo Cello
Nancy Ross Cello
Benedikt Brydern Violin
Dave Taylor Bass Trombone
Mac Aladdin Guitar
James De La Garza Trumpet
Samuel Paul Bortka Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Kelsey Dobyns Vocals, Guest Appearance
Natashya Hawley Vocals
Armen Ksajikian Cello
Razdan Kuyumjian Violin
Brian Pareshi Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Philip Valman Violin
Giovanna Clayton Cello
Technical Credits
Jon Astley Mastering
Tori Amos Arranger, Composer, Producer
Lon Price Orchestration
John Philip Shenale String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Mark Hawley Engineer
Marcel VanLimbeek Engineer
Sandy Brummels Art Direction
John Witherspoon Management
Traditional Composer
Chelsea Laird Management
Christopher Kornmann Art Direction
Peter Barnes Harpsichord Technician
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