Midwinter Night's Dream
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2008 release. On her first full-length holiday album, Loreena celebrates the season with a CD that blends the five songs from A Winter Garden (1995) with eight new recordings inspired by seasonal favorites. 13 tracks including 'The Holly & The Ivy', 'Good King Wenceslas', 'Seeds Of Love', 'Coventry Carol' and more.
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"The Holly & The Ivy", "The Seven Rejoices Of Mary" and "Emmanuel" sound haunting and very spiritual with gentle Irish Folk arrangements and poignant vocals. "Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle", "Breton Carol" and "In The Bleakwinter" are beautifully interpreted instrumentals. "Noel Nouvelet!", sung in French, sounds bold and serious whilst, in contrast, "Good King Wenceslas" sounds equally confident but joyful. "Coventry Carol" is a short but heartfelt song and is followed by "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen", a much longer track with Algerian influences and arrangements which add a pinch of originality to this traditional song. "Snow" is gentle and emotional with harmonious vocals and instrumentation. The same can be said for the glorious "Seeds Of Love" and the acapella "Gloucestershire Wassail".
Loreena McKennitt manages to capture the joy and intrigue that surround the festive season with this superb album "A Midwinter Night's Dream". The arrangements are captivating and the vocals are as strong as ever. But what really makes this release work is that it sounds like an album rather than a collection of songs which is very impressive given that Christmas albums often feel thrown together. This one is a truly great effort.
I bought what was called a de lux set with CD and DVD. Im more fond of the slightly amusing docu of 61 minutes watching her big band preparing for a long tour (again), during travelling and some interviews of musicians and additional staff. Included is 23 min. full rehearsel of "the gates of Istanbul", "the highwayman" and "never ending road". Be aware of that almost all of the reviews is only regarding the CD, they are mixed together with the 2 disc set. If you wonder about a gift for someone, this might be perfect.
If I have one criticism of this particular edition, it would be with the packaging. Yes, it's very pretty indeed, but a snowy-white outer card sleeve with a matt finish, and an intricate cut-out is not the most practical I've ever encountered, and even if you are very careful, is next to impossible to keep completely clean. Still, it's the music that is important, and here, this album excels. If you're considering buying it, do so. You will not regret your decision for one moment.
I first heard her whilst in Glastonbury and she has remained a favourite ever since. This album contains one or two old favourites but they have been re-done. I am always entranced to hear her interpretation of Archiblad Lampman's 'Snow'... one cannot help but feel that this late Victorian poet somehow knew M/s McKennitt would come along in the future and set this to music.
For those of you yet unititated, her voice has a haunting quality, she is a multitalented instrumentalist as well as singer/composer and plays the harp as well as irish/african/indian drums and of course her piano.
Do take the time to search her music on You-tube and then return to Amazon to buy!
Tracks to hear include 'The Highwayman' (Edwardian poet 'Alfred Noyes' - your kids will be doing this at primary school), Dante's Prayer, The Wild Swans and Skellig... these are all personal favourites.