Loreena McKennitt A Midwinter Night's Dream on 180g LP
Loreena McKennitt continues to celebrate her 30th anniversary as a recording artist with the vinyl release of her 2009 cross-cultural collection of seasonal music, A Midwinter Night’s Dream. Pressed on 180g vinyl from the original high resolution masters, the 13-track affair features an array of Loreena's wide musical influences, ranging from Celtic to classical to Middle Eastern. McKennitt’s eclecticism shines through in the mysticism of "The Holly and the Ivy," the exotic Eastern arrangements of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," the Latin-sung "Emmanuel" and the North French/African rendering of "Noël Nouvelet!," sung in Old French.
“We are delighted to bring this recording into the vinyl format. As someone who grew up with the beautiful and exquisite sonic experience of vinyl, I think those who cherish music in this way will find these archival releases illuminating. Additionally, given that we make so many decisions at tracking stage to enhance and protect the fidelity of the recording, it is gratifying from an artist’s stand point that this music can be appreciated beyond the compression of an MP3.” - Loreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt A Midwinter Night's Dream Track Listing:
1. The Holly & The Ivy
2. Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle
3. The Seven Rejoices Of Mary
4. Noel Nouvelet!
5. Good King Wenceslas
6. Coventry Carol
7. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
9. Breton Carol
10. Seeds Of Love
11. Gloucestershire Wassail
13. In The Bleak Midwinter