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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:27 AM
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If you love Christmas carols let me recommend an absolutely stellar CD.
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 11:39 AM by snagglepuss
You don't need to be religious to love this CD. Anyone who loves a cappella will be transported.

The CD is Yuletide Fires by the Montreal choral group Chor Leone renowned for their a cappella singing and electic programming which is evident on this CD which include Georgian chants, the absolutely mezmerizing and haunting Russian motets Dostoyno Yest and Svete Tihiy; the Appalachian carol As Joseph was a-Walking and traditional American carol Rise Up Shephard which I had never heard before but which now rates among my favorites. Their rendition of God Rest You Merry and the Huron Carol would be reason enough to get this CD.

The group also produced a Yulefires II which though nice doesn't come close to the first Yuletide Fires.



Edit to add link

http://chorleoni.org/recordings/yuletide_fires/
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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:31 AM
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1. I would recommend "Christmas With The Smithereens" for the more
rock minded Christmas revelers. I also Like "Dig That crazy Christmas" by The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:33 AM
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2. I love acapella!
I will definitely check it out. I am always looking for new acapella music, but it's a little hard to find. Thanks for the tip!
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:36 AM
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3. If you love acapella you will want to listen to this all year long. It's magical.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:42 AM
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4. You can listen to several songs on this CD at their website
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 12:13 PM
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7. Oh, way cool! Thanks! nt
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 12:59 PM
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8. kick for later. eom
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Walk away Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:43 AM
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5. Thanks! This is a really good idea for a thread!
I am one of those Christmas Crazy Atheists and I would love more recs for Christmas tunes.

I have all the usual Bing, Sinatra, Armstrong, Clooney compilations and some seasonal Baroque but I would love to add new music this year. One of my nieces just gave me "A Very She & Him Christmas" which was adorable as expected but I will add "Yuletide Fire" and the "Christmas with the Smithereens".

I hope more ideas will follow!!!

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 12:13 PM
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6. crooner Michael Buble has a new Christmas CD
It's kind of fun. He has a beautiful voice, and there's a nice mix of up-tempo and slow-sweet. Top-notch orchestra and sound, as is always the case with Buble. These aren't carols, just Christmas songs.

If there are children in the house, Burl Ives CD is still the king, IMO.
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Walk away Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:19 PM
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9. Both good ideas. I think I have to go get Burl Ives "Holly Jolly Christmas"
I can't believe I forgot all about him....thanks
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