Tidings of Joy: An Eversound Holiday Celebration

Tidings of Joy: An Eversound Holiday Celebration

     
 
Some Christmas albums shy away from traditional carols to focus on winter's ambience. Not TIDINGS OF JOY. This album showcases the talents of the EverSound musicians to offer fresh interpretations of Christmas favorites, plus a few originals as well. The entire album glows with all the joyous and sacred sounds associated with Christmas music: bells, harps, toy pianos,

Overview

Some Christmas albums shy away from traditional carols to focus on winter's ambience. Not TIDINGS OF JOY. This album showcases the talents of the EverSound musicians to offer fresh interpretations of Christmas favorites, plus a few originals as well. The entire album glows with all the joyous and sacred sounds associated with Christmas music: bells, harps, toy pianos, sparkling dulcimers, children's choir, medieval strings, and midnight-sky orchestrations. Though TIDINGS OF JOY is mostly instrumental, there are several touching vocals: the lovely and angelic vocalise by Daya Rawat on "Angels We Have Heard on High," the devotion of Kim O'Leary's singing on "O Come All Ye Faithful," the innocence of Lucia Iman's "Little Drummer Boy," and the hopeful mantra of Geoff Bridgford's original composition "Happy Christmas." You'll find plenty of synthesizer magic here too. Jonn Serrie's "The Holly and the Ivy" springs to life with the merry sounds of a music box and sleigh bells, while Michael Whalen's "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" soars over a catchy rhythm pattern. A childlike simplicity is expressed by acoustic instruments on "Christmas Lullaby" by cellist Ron Clearfield, and by the delicate chime harp, guitar, and strings on John Mills's "Away in a Manger." TIDINGS OF JOY is a holiday album that really lives up to its name.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
EverSound released this collection of quiet, warm Christmas standards featuring an assortment of musicians -- keyboardist/guitarist John Adorney, cellist Ron Clearfield, keyboard player Michael Whalen, multi-instrumentalists Geoff Bridgford and Manuel Iman, bassist Eduardo del Signore -- on mostly solo or small-group recordings. Among the highlights are Adorney's "Angels We Have Heard on High," Jonn Serrie's "The Holly and the Ivy," Kim O'Leary's "O Come All Ye Faithful," and Clearfield's "Christmas Lullaby."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/1999
Label:
Max Music
UPC:
0788872220923
catalogNumber:
2209

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ron Clearfield   Cello,Track Performer
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Richard Hardy   Flute,Recorder,Penny Whistle
Jonn Serrie   Keyboards,Track Performer
Michael Whalen   Synthesizer,Guitar,Oboe,Synclavier,Track Performer,EWI,Fairlight III
Geoff Bridgford   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Track Performer,Bell-tree
Eduardo del Signore   Bass,Track Performer
Manuel Iman   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Track Performer
Kim O'Leary   Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
John Mills   Guitar,Chimes,Track Performer
Gary Phillipson   Bass
Nigel Holton   Percussion,Flugelhorn,French Horn,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
John Adorney   Guitar,Keyboards,Track Performer
Stuart Hoffman   Keyboards,Track Performer
John H.R. Mills   Guitar,Chimes
Katherine Harbor   Cello
Lisa Harbor   Viola
Daya Rawat   Vocals
Lucia Iman   Vocals

Technical Credits

Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Booty Wood   Executive Producer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Ron Clearfield   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Jonn Serrie   Arranger,Producer
Michael Whalen   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Percussion Programming
Geoff Bridgford   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Eduardo del Signore   Producer
Manuel Iman   Arranger,Producer
Kim O'Leary   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Charles Wesley   Composer
John Mills   Arranger,Producer
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
Nigel Holton   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
John Adorney   Arranger,Producer
Stuart Hoffman   Arranger,Producer
Ann Villena   Graphic Design
John H.R. Mills   Arranger,Producer
Maggie Worthington   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
John Henry Hopkins   Composer

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