Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Island Records: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Merry Christmas! While we continue our theme on Island Records, we turn to the 2010 release of Annie Lennox’s “A Christmas Cornucopia.” The traditional “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” was the second release from the CD and it premiered in November 2010 almost two weeks before the complete CD was released.

A Middle Eastern flair is presented beginning with the second verse with the sounds of an African drum. Since several people are credited playing the African drum on the CD, I can’t tell you who is the percussionist on this number. Most of the instrumentation, however, is provided by Lennox who does all of the vocals. Good stuff.

Today, by the way, is Ms. Lennox’s 58th birthday.

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