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The Albion Christmas Band: The Carols

The Albion Christmas Band: The Carols (Talking Elephant TECD275)

The Carols
The Albion Christmas Band

Talking Elephant TECD275 (CD, UK, November 24, 2014)

The yearly reminder from the Albion Christmas Cottage Industry… This time it's a compilation with three new tracks.

Musicians

Kellie While, vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, percussion;
Simon Care, vocals, melodeon, concertina, percussion, drum;
Ashley Hutchings, vocals, bass guitar;
Simon Nicol, vocals, acoustic guitars

Tracks

  1. Silent Night (Roud V38268) (4.42)
  2. The First Noel (Roud 682) (2.51)
  3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Roud 394) (3.59)
  4. The Holly and the Ivy (Roud 514) (3.19)
  5. Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Roud 8337) (3.20)
  6. We Three Kings of Orient Are (Roud 24751) (2.56)
  7. Once in Royal David's City (3.04)
  8. In the Bleak Midwinter (4.22)
  9. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Roud 24752) (2.39)
  10. Rejoice and Be Merry (The Gallery Carol) (Roud V9595) (3.32)
  11. The Cherry Tree Carol (Roud 453; Child 54; G/D 2:327) (3.58)
  12. The Bitter Withy (Roud 452) (3.29)
  13. The Seven Joys of Mary (Roud 278) (3.47)
  14. All Hayle to the Dayes (3.54)
  15. God Bless the Master (Roud 1066) (3.01)

All tracks trad. arr. The Albion Christmas Band

Track 10 is from An Albion Christmas (2003);
Tracks 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14-15 are from Winter Songs (2006);
Tracks 5, 8, 11, 13 are from Snow on Snow (2008);
Tracks 1, 3, 6 are new recordings