THE MAGICAL CHRISTMAS TREE – EMILY SANDERS, CHRIS PARKINSON & PETE MORTON
ARTIST: EMILY SANDERS, CHRIS PARKINSON & PETE MORTON
CD DESCRIPTION: Well-established Fellside artist singer-songwriter Pete Morton teams up with Emily Sanders – Isambarde, Chris Parkinson – The House Band, Sultans Of Squeeze (with John Kirkpatrick) to do a tour every December. The Magical Christmas Tree tour has been going for ten years. Between them they deliver a richly textured collection of vibrant new songs, beautiful old carols and stunning instrumentals – this includes O, Little Town Of Bethlehem to the tune of The House Of The Rising Sun (and vice-versa). The tree is decorated with scrolls which might have songs, dances or antics written on them. The audience chooses the scrolls and the trio have to do whatever is written on them. It can get quite anarchic. Some of the most popular features have been gathered together on this highly listenable CD. Given the top-notch singing and first-class musicianship this is a hugely entertaining set.
TRACK LISTING: House Of The Rising Sun; Mountain Road/Christmas Eve; Cherry Tree Carol; O, Come All Ye Faithful/Mayden Lane; A-roving On A Winter’s Night; Midnight On The Water; In The Bleak Midwinter; The Beggar; What Is This Fragrance?; The King; The Snows Of Winter Fall; Moldovan Tune; Follow That Star; Seven Billion Eccentrics (Christmas edition). Bonus Track: O, Little Town Of Bethlehem.