The Carols of Christmas, Vol. 2: A Windham Hill Sampler

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All Music Guide - Ross Boissoneau
This set of mostly guitar versions of holiday favorites is a bit different from what one might expect, primarily because the roster isn't what one would expect from Windham Hill. Sure, there's Liz Story and Jim Brickman doing solo piano pieces, but there's Toto's Steve Lukather performing "O Tannenbaum," guitar god Steve Morse doing "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," even label stalwart George Winston performing Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song" on guitar. Add Jim Cregan, Leo Kottke, Will Ackerman, Tuck Andress and Robin Le Mesurier, and it's obvious this isn't a regular Windham Hill session. For all that, it's still pretty familiar territory, both in terms of song ...
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All Music Guide - Ross Boissoneau
This set of mostly guitar versions of holiday favorites is a bit different from what one might expect, primarily because the roster isn't what one would expect from Windham Hill. Sure, there's Liz Story and Jim Brickman doing solo piano pieces, but there's Toto's Steve Lukather performing "O Tannenbaum," guitar god Steve Morse doing "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," even label stalwart George Winston performing Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song" on guitar. Add Jim Cregan, Leo Kottke, Will Ackerman, Tuck Andress and Robin Le Mesurier, and it's obvious this isn't a regular Windham Hill session. For all that, it's still pretty familiar territory, both in terms of song selection and the mood it evokes, but it's still immaculate and well played.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/1997
  • Label: Windham Hill Records
  • UPC: 019341121923
  • Catalog Number: 11219

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 O Come All Ye Faithful - W.G. Snuffy Walden (3:48)
  2. 2 Once in Royal David's City - Liz Story (2:31)
  3. 3 O Tannenbaum - Steve Lukather (2:53)
  4. 4 Away in a Manger - Brian Dunning (5:19)
  5. 5 It Came upon a Midnight Clear - Steve Morse (3:40)
  6. 6 The Christmas Song - George Winston (5:09)
  7. 7 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Loreena McKennitt (6:50)
  8. 8 Good King Wenceslas - Robin LeMesurier (2:58)
  9. 9 Coventry Carol/What Child Is This - Tuck Andress (3:02)
  10. 10 December Morning - Jim Brickman (2:42)
  11. 11 Jingle Bells - Jim Cregan (3:31)
  12. 12 Emmanuel - Janis Ian (2:56)
  13. 13 Accordin Bells - Leo Kottke (3:06)
  14. 14 In This Still Forest - Will Ackerman (3:11)
  15. 15 Angels from the Realms of Glory - Joan Armatrading (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kathy Mattea Vocals
Leo Kottke Track Performer
Liz Story Piano, Track Performer
Joan Armatrading Multi Instruments, Track Performer
Janis Ian Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Steve Morse Guitar, Track Performer
Tuck Andress Electric Guitar, Track Performer
Brian Hughes Guitar, Synthesizer Guitar
Jeff Johnson Keyboards, Track Performer
Hugh Marsh Violin
Donald Quan Accordion, Tabla, Viola
Will Ackerman Guitar, Electric Guitar, Track Performer
Robert Becker Viola
Jim Brickman Piano, Track Performer
Jim Cregan Guitar, Track Performer
Richard Dodd Cello
Brian Dunning Flute, Penny Whistle, Track Performer
Tim Ellis Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Michael Fisher Percussion
Hossam Ramzy Percussion
Peter Kent Violin
Randy Kerber Piano
George Koller Bass
Caroline LaVelle Cello
Rick Lazar Percussion
Robin LeMesurier Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Track Performer
Randy Leago Percussion
Steve Lukather Guitar, Track Performer
Loreena McKennitt Harp, Keyboards, Vocals, Track Performer
Adele O'Dwyer Cello
Dean Parks Guitar
George Winston Guitar, Track Performer
Han Zermuehlen Piano
Nancy Roth Violin
W.G. Snuffy Walden Guitar, Track Performer
Deana Carter Vocals
Roger Hadley Cymbals, Bells
Marilyn Harris Celeste
Janet Chvatal Voices
Gregg Williams Percussion, Drums
Mark Wolfram Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Waiel Abo Baker Violin
Wij Soprano (Vocal)
Robert White Pipe
Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick Cello
Technical Credits
Liz Story Arranger
Joan Armatrading Producer
Janis Ian Producer
Steve Morse Arranger, Engineer
Tuck Andress Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Brooks Arthur Producer, Engineer
Doug Cook Engineer
Jeff Johnson Arranger
Will Ackerman Producer
Jim Cregan Arranger, Producer, Mastering
Bill-Dog Dooley Mastering
Howard Johnston Engineer
Avi Kipper Engineer
Robin LeMesurier Arranger
Steve Lukather Arranger, Producer
Loreena McKennitt Arranger
Gus Mossler Engineer
Micajah Ryan Engineer
Bennett Salvay Arranger
George Winston Producer
W.G. Snuffy Walden Arranger, Producer
Mark P. Duke Producer
Candace Upman Art Direction
Corin Nelsen Producer, Engineer
Frederick Oakeley Composer
Sam Hudson Engineer
John Francis Wade Composer
George Nardo Engineer
Mark Wolfram Arranger, Engineer
Richard Storrs Willis Composer
Edmund Hamilton Sears Composer
Avatar Meher Baba Executive Producer
John Mason Neale Composer
Steve Bruce Engineer
Traditional Composer
James R. Murray Composer
James Pierpont Composer
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