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The Albion Christmas Band: Snow on Snow

The Albion Christmas Band: Snow on Snow (Talking Elephant TECD135)

Snow on Snow
The Albion Christmas Band

Talking Elephant TECD135 (CD, UK, November 10, 2008)

One more from the Albion Christmas Cottage Industry… The quality is as good as ever though.

Recorded at Rooksmere Studios, Overstone, Northamtonshire;
Recorded and produced by Mark Hutchinson;
Design by Malcolm Holmes

Musicians

Kellie While, vocals, acoustic guitar, shaker;
Simon Care, spoken words, melodeon, concertina, percussion;
Ashley Hutchings, vocals, spoken words, electric bass guitar;
Simon Nicol, vocals, spoken words, acoustic guitars, banjo

With guests:
Guy Fletcher, violin, mandolin, drums, percussion;
David Tobin, cornamuse, recorder;
Mark Hutchinson, keyboards, percussion

Tracks

  1. The Seven Joys of Mary (Roud 278) (3.48)
  2. The Month of January (Roud 175; Laws P20; G/D 6:1176) (4.10)
  3. Much Wenlock (0.32)
  4. Border Morris Medley (4.08)
  5. Comfort and Joy (4.51)
  6. The Thames Frozen Over (2.12)
  7. Humours upon the Ice (4.36)
  8. The Adderbury Wassail (2.39)
  9. Sleet (0.47)
  10. The Frozen Man (4.09)
  11. The Cherry Tree Carol (Roud 453; Child 54; G/D 2:327) (3.57)
  12. Winter (1.42)
  13. In the Bleak Midwinter (4.21)
  14. The Shepherd's Carol (0.57)
  15. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1.42)
  16. Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Roud 8337) (3.19)
  17. I Love This Time of Year the Best (4.06)
  18. Well, So That Is That (1.21)
  19. The January Man (4.11)

All tracks trad. arr. The Albion Christmas Band, except
Track 3 a description of Wales Border Morris;
Track 5 Clive Gregson;
Track 6 excerpt from Orlando by Virginia Woolf;
Track 7 anon., Ashley Hutchings, Simon Care, Simon Nicol;
Track 9 poem by Norman MacCaig;
Track 10 James Taylor;
Track 12 poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins;
Track 13 C. Rosetti / Gustav Holst arr. The Albion Christmas Band;
Track 14 poem by Norman Nicholson;
Track 15 anon. arr. Simon Care;
Track 16 Charles Wesley arr. The Albion Christmas Band;
Track 17 Ashley Hutchings, Kelly While, Simon Nicol;
Track 18 excerpt from a poem by W.H. Auden;
Track 19 Dave Goulder