Winter Nights

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Al di Meola's first so-called Christmas album is a relaxed, flowing, intensely musical affair that jazzers, world music buffs, and new agers will feel equally comfortable with. Mostly, he steers away from the often-cracked chestnuts, composing several nice tunes of his own "Zima," the leadoff cut, is especially inviting, playing acoustic guitar and a battery of percussion instruments and keyboards in a graceful one-man band, thanks to multi-track tape. Other tracks feature duets between di Meola with overdubbed additional instruments and Roman Hrynkiv, who plays a Ukrainian zither-like instrument called the bandura. For the die-hard consumer who must have those ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Al di Meola's first so-called Christmas album is a relaxed, flowing, intensely musical affair that jazzers, world music buffs, and new agers will feel equally comfortable with. Mostly, he steers away from the often-cracked chestnuts, composing several nice tunes of his own "Zima," the leadoff cut, is especially inviting, playing acoustic guitar and a battery of percussion instruments and keyboards in a graceful one-man band, thanks to multi-track tape. Other tracks feature duets between di Meola with overdubbed additional instruments and Roman Hrynkiv, who plays a Ukrainian zither-like instrument called the bandura. For the die-hard consumer who must have those carols, there are intricate renditions of "The First Noel," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "Carol of the Bells."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1999
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408345821
  • Catalog Number: 83458
  • Sales rank: 85,176

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Zima (4:05)
  2. 2 Carol of the Bells (4:11)
  3. 3 Winterlude Duet No. 1 (1:27)
  4. 4 Greensleeves (2:46)
  5. 5 Mercy Street (4:52)
  6. 6 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (4:32)
  7. 7 Winterlude No. 2 (0:51)
  8. 8 Midwinter Nights (4:50)
  9. 9 Scarborough Fair (4:36)
  10. 10 Winterlude No. 3 (0:47)
  11. 11 The First Noel (3:13)
  12. 12 Inverno (5:38)
  13. 13 First Snow (2:43)
  14. 14 Winterlude No. 4 (1:31)
  15. 15 Ave Maria (4:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al di Meola Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Dumbek, Percussion, Harp, Keyboards, Cajon, Tambur
Hernan Romero Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Shaker
Roman Hrynkiv Bandurria
Technical Credits
Franz Schubert Composer
Art Garfunkel Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Al di Meola Arranger, Producer
Robert Woods Executive Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Spyros Poulos Engineer, Digital Editing
Rich Tozzoli Engineer
William Sandys Composer
Traditional Composer
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