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A Christmas Cornucopia

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Released  12 November 2010
Artist  Annie Lennox
Producer  Mike Stevens
A Christmas Cornucopia (2010)  Nostalgia (2014)
Release date  12 November 2010
Label  Island Music
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Recorded  October 2009 – Summer 2010 in London, England
Genres  Christmas music, Soul music
Similar  Annie Lennox albums, Christmas music albums

Annie lennox angels from the realms of glory 2010


A Christmas Cornucopia is the fifth studio album by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, released in November 2010. It was Lennox's first album after signing to the Universal Music Group (Island Records in the UK, Decca in the US and Europe) following her departure from Sony BMG, which had been her label for almost 30 years. It was also her second cover album (after 1995's Medusa) and her first of holiday music. Lennox was also born on Christmas Day.

Contents

The album is a collection of Lennox's favourite Christmas songs, though includes one original track written by Lennox, "Universal Child", which was released digitally as a single on 12 October 2010. A music video for Lennox's version of the classic Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" premiered on 4 November 2010, which was released as the second digital single from the album.

God rest ye merry gentlemen


Reception

Metacritic gives A Christmas Cornucopia a weighted average score of 73 based on 9 reviews, meaning "generally favorable reviews". Ian Wade of BBC Music gave the album a very positive review, saying "this collection could find itself becoming as much a part of the holiday season as arguments with loved ones." Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine awarded the album 3.5/5 and said "Lennox seems more inspired on A Christmas Cornucopia than she has in years." John Hunt of Qatar Today magazine gave the album 9/10 and said "in particular, the vocal work and musical arrangement of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' are impactful to the point of being intimidating."

Personnel

  • Matt Allison – engineer
  • Marcus Byrne – engineer
  • Annie Lennox – accordion, African drums, African percussion, arranger, dulcimer, Fender Rhodes, flute, harmonium, keyboards, marimba, orchestral arrangements, pan pipes, percussion, piano, pipe organ, producer, reed organ, santur, string arrangements, triangle, vibraphone, vocal percussion, vocals, whisper, whistle, Wurlitzer
  • Heff Moraes – mixing, mixing Consultant
  • Mike Owen – photography
  • Dave Robbins – conductor
  • Mark Stevens – African drums, engineer, percussion
  • Mike Stevens – arranger, bass, drones, engineer, glockenspiel, acoustic guitar, nylon string guitar, keyboards, mixing, music box, orchestral arrangements, organ, Hammond organ, oud, producer, programming, string arrangements, strings
  • Barry Van Zyl – African drums, percussion
  • Songs

    1Angels From the Realms of Glory4:00
    2God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen3:32
    3See Amid the Winter's Snow3:30

    References

    A Christmas Cornucopia Wikipedia


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