Friday, January 03, 2020

A Weird One

This one is a little out of the ordinary. It's from a series that usually featured popular songs as performed by a band, but there is one key instrument missing. The idea was for you to provide that instrument by playing along with the record.  It must have been a fairly popular series, I see quite a few of them in my travels.  However, this is the only time I've seen a Christmas version. And to my ears, there's not really anything missing from the recordings.  They're sung by a choir, so there are plenty of vocals there already.  You can sing along if you like, but you aren't really adding much. And to top it all off, it's got a hideous cover.  I mean look at that thing.  Blech! The monochrome color scheme isn't doing it any favors. But there are a few songs here that I'm unfamiliar with, so maybe there's something on here that will interest you.  It's in a gatefold sleeve, and the music and lyrics to most of the songs are in there for your perusal, and I guess you can still sing along if you like.  This is The All Saints Choristers-William Self, Director-Henry Hokans, Organ-Christmas Carols For People Who Like To Sing Christmas Carols (Music Minus One MMO 1021, Mono).

1. Poverty
2. Verbum Caro
3. Harken, Harken Mother Dear
4. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
5. There Is No Rose
6. Christmas Song
7. Good King Wenceslas
8. Wassail Song
9. Andalusian Carol
10. Silent Night
11. Now Is The Time


1 comment:

barba said...

maybe one is supposed to provide the color as well as the coloratura.