Loreena McKennitt - A Midwinter Night's Dream [Transparent Red Vinyl] LP (RELEASED 07/10/22)
The first vinyl edition of this 2008 Christmas album was released as a 5000 copy, 180g black vinyl limited edition pressing in 2016, which has long since sold out.
This new limited pressing is available as a 140g transparent red edition with the complete original artwork, including a four page 12 x 12 booklet containing sleeve notes and lyrics.
The winter and holiday themed album features five tracks from Loreena McKennitt's 1995 EP, A Winter Garden: Five Songs For The Season, and eight additional songs recorded for the original release of A Midwinter Night's Dream on compact disc in 2008.
This much-loved collection of Christmas and winter themed recordings is both expansive and exotic. Featuring middle-eastern and Celtic textures throughout, there are well-known offerings including The Holly & The Ivy and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen as well as lesser-known classics such as Emmanuel sung in Latin, and Noel Nouvelet sung in Old French.
Side A: 1. The Holly And The Ivy / 2. Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle / 3. The Seven Rejoices Of Mary / 4. Noël Nouvelet! / 5. Good King Wenceslas / 6. Snow .
Side B: 1. Coventry Carol / 2. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Abdelli Version) / 3. Breton Carol / 4. Seeds Of Love / 5. Gloucestershire Wassail / 6. Emmanuel / 7. In The Bleak Midwinter