Label: Greenhays Recordings - GR717 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk
Albums of Christmas carols are hardly anything new, but the unique Appalachian perspective that Jean Ritchie and her family bring to Kentucky Christmas: Old and New makes it a very special album. The "old and new" of the title has a double meaning, referring to both the instrumentation of the album, which combines traditional mountain instruments with contemporary ones including tastefully applied synthesizersand to the celebration of Old Christmas, which is January 6 the date when Ritchie 's grandmother celebrated the holidayand the more modern New Christmas, which falls on December The album itself is lovely and intimate, even gorgeous and haunting in spots, Left Side - Johnny it contains none of the glitz and glamour which means no Santa, no neon-challenged reindeer or talking snowmen that has come to be part and parcel Family And Friends* - Kentucky Christmas Old And New the typical holiday album.
An air of reverent mystery hangs over this sequence, and it moves in hushed tones, beautifully arranged and executed, and tracks like Ritchie 's own "Wintergrace" are as much elegant art song as carol. The droning, modal and spookily gorgeous "The World Is Old" is another highlight, as is the simple and sturdy carol that opens the album, "Brightest and Best.
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Christ Was Born in Bethlehem. A King Was Born. The Holly Tree Carol. I Saw Three Ships. The Moon Shines Bright. Little Bitty Baby. Carol of the Cherry Tree. In the Valley. A Christmas Carol. Christ Church Bells. Brightest and Best Traditional. Christ Was Pearls Girl - Robert Miles - Robert Miles (Quality MP3 Stereo) in Bethlehem Traditional.
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