“I've known these songs, these carols all my life, I've sung them since I was little,” says the songwriter and singer of The Holly And The Ivy, Silent Night, The First Noel and other, lesswidely- known songs such as Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant, and Lullay Lullay. “They're just in me.
They're a huge part of my life. So it's not an arbitrary selection. Those relationships with those pieces of music were there intrinsically before I approached the recording.”
The music on the album was mostly played by Lennox, in collaboration with co producer Mike Stevens, and recorded in his southwest London studio. To achieve the resonance and vibrancy that were integral to Lennox's ideas for these re-energized reboots, the pair also worked with a 30-piece orchestra and the African Children's Choir, a remarkable organization with which impassioned campaigner and activist Lennox has long had a relationship.
|1.||Angels From The Realms of Glory|
|2.||God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen|
|3.||See Amid The Winter's Snow|
|4.||Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant|
|5.||The First Noel|
|6.||Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)|
|7.||The Holly And The Ivy|
|8.||In The Bleak Midwinter|
|9.||As Joseph Was A Walking|
|10.||Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem|
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