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Good Christmas music

Post by yeshead 777 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:41 am

I know, this is pretty much an oxymoron. A couple I'll be pulling out-Merry Axemas,Phil Keaggy's w/London Orchestra, and and old Twila Paris one.and the CGT Christmas CD. New-I just finally downloaded Jethro Tull's-not bad so far, very folky and celtic sounding.Also, will be getting the new Adonai CD. Any other suggestions?
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Post by yanks07 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:49 pm

Hmmm, I love a lot of Christmas music, never thought of using the word "oxymoron". I tend to prefer actual carols to secular holiday songs. But I won't complain if anyone plays any Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole's Christmas album is one of my all-time favorite albums period. And I don't care what anyone says, I still enjoy the heck out of Mannheim Steamroller.
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Post by Bnielsen » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:31 am

Ah! I have that Keaggy Christmas album too!
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Post by Bozo » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:20 am

Blackmore´s Nights Chrismas Carrols pretty good too.
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Post by mflorio » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:08 pm

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Post by esteban » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:27 pm

I'm partial to "Ancient Noels" from Maggie's Music. Some celtic, some medieval, all instrumental.

Our music director is very eclectic and sometimes mines pretty deep for music. After singing some very old, beautiful carols the other day I thought, wouldn't it be sweet if GH did an album of nothing but ancient/medieval/celtic carols. Bring back the sackbut!
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Post by Mickstafa » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:23 pm

As far as "proggish" xmas music I like:
-Jon Anderson - 3 Ships (just got the remaster yesterday)
-Jethro Tull's Xmas album (First Snow on Brooklyn is an incredible song)
-Rick Wakeman - Christmas Variations (Very good keyboards-based instrumental album)
-Chris Squire - Swiss Choir (Great choral album)
-Annie Haslam - It Snows in Heaven Too

I would love a Glass Hammer Christmas album. Man, that would be great!
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Post by yeshead 777 » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:04 pm

I've made some compilation discs that inclue everything from:Jethro Tull to the Carpenters to Michael Card to California Guitar Trio, Chicago,Brian Setzer,take 6,Amy Grant,Newsong,Bryan Duncaan,Blind Boys of Alabama,etc.,etc. I need to find my copy of JA's 3 ships!
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