First Listen: Annie Lennox – “A Christmas Cornocopia”
[pullquote quote="This album is something I’ve wanted to do for many years. It’s a true labor of love." credit="Annie Lennox"]Every Christmas, dozens of artists release holiday albums in hope of staying relevant. It may seem as such for Annie Lennox, as her last album release was her retrospective The Annie Lennox Collection, but this is much too far from the truth.
Her newest album, A Christmas Cornocopia is sure to place a dent in Mariah Carey‘s expected holiday takeover.
The former Eurythmics singer was overjoyed about the release of A Christmas Cornocopia:
This album is something I’ve wanted to do for many years. It’s a true labor of love. I want to make timeless music that people will love in many years to come… and I’d like to think that ‘A Christmas Cornucopia’ is going to be of those recordings.
After a mere first listen, you’re sure to agree that Annie might be on to something here!
She puts a twist on tinsel tunes, such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” ”Silent Night” and ”The First Noel,” by combining her Irish background with African culture.
The tracklisting includes:
- Angels From The Realms Of Glory
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- See Amid The Winter’s Snow
- Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
- The First Noel
- Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)
- The Holly And The Ivy
- In The Bleak Midwinter
- As Joseph Was A Walking
- Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
- Silent Night
- Universal Child