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The Albion Christmas Band: A Sound in the Frosty Air

The Albion Christmas Band: A Sound in the Frosty Air (Rooksmere RRCD104)

A Sound in the Frosty Air
The Albion Christmas Band

Rooksmere Records RRCD104 (CD, UK, November 21, 2011)

The yearly reminder from the Albion Christmas Cottage Industry… The quality is as good as ever though but the liner notes barely minimal.

Musicians

Kellie While, vocals, guitar;
Simon Nicol, vocals, guitar;
Ashley Hutchings, vocals, bass guitar;
Simon Care, melodeon, percussion

with
Will Pound, harmonica

Tracks

  1. Christ Was Born in Bethlehem (3.17)
  2. The Sans Day Carol (Roud 514) (3.40)
  3. A Distant Bell (2.48)
  4. Schoolboys in Winter (reading) (0.55)
  5. Snow Chain / Obvious Jig (3.58)
  6. Winter Song (4.57)
  7. King Herod and the Cock (reading) (0.47)
  8. Chanticleer (3.03)
  9. The Star (reading) (1.03)
  10. Christmas Is Now Drawing Near at Hand (Roud 808) (3.19)
  11. Hereford Carol (3.26)
  12. At the Christmas Ball (3.23)
  13. Minstrels (reading) (0.58)
  14. Calling On / Hogmanay (2.54)
  15. Burn, Logs, Burn (3.24)
  16. Mad World (3.41)
  17. Good Shepherd Carol (2.55)

Tracks 1, 10 trad. arr. Kellie While;
Tracks 2, 8, 11 trad. arr. The Albion Christmas Band;
Tracks 3, 9, 15 Ashley Hutchings;
Track 4 John Clare;
Track 5a Simon Care;
Track 5b Nigel Chippindale;
Track 6 Emily Smith;
Track 7 trad.;
Track 12 Fred Longshaw / Williams;
Track 13 William Wordsworth;
Track 14 trad. arr. Simon Care;
Track 16 Roland Orzabal;
Track 17 trad. / Carter Family