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Midnight Clear

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Download links and information about Midnight Clear by Andreas Vollenweider. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to New Age, Rock, Traditional Pop Music, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 53:00 minutes.

Artist: Andreas Vollenweider
Release date: 2006
Genre: New Age, Rock, Traditional Pop Music, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 53:00
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. The Holly and the Ivy 4:21
2. Over the Hills and Over the Vale 4:13
3. Midnight Clear (Featuring Carly Simon) (featuring Carly Simon) 3:41
4. The Coventry Carol 3:13
5. The Wexford Carol 5:26
6. Suspended Note (Featuring Carly Simon) (featuring Carly Simon) 3:00
7. The Yorkshire Wassail 3:50
8. What Child Is This? 3:41
9. Carol of the Drum 5:02
10. Forgive (Featuring Carly Simon) (featuring Carly Simon) 2:14
11. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring 4:07
12. Child In a Manger 4:18
13. Hymn to the Secret Heart (Featuring Carly Simon) (featuring Carly Simon) 3:04
14. Pavane (Bonus Track) 2:50

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The legendary, Grammy Award-winning harpist takes some truly blessed left turns on what could have been just another pedestrian new age Christmas collection. Rather than do the umpteenth version of "White Christmas," Andreas Vollenweider applies his plucky, ethereal style to unique, traditional, and little heard Old World tunes like "The Coventry Carol" (which he jazzes up with bamboo flute and seductive sax), "The Wexford Carol," "The Yorkshire Wassail" (which is the source of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") and "Carol of the Drum." His beautiful harp tones are perfect fits for these classical instruments, but he has enough pop sensibilities to add just the right touch of soul and groove to them. Vollenweider's other ace here is longtime friend Carly Simon, who lends her warm and familiar voice to an offbeat arrangement of the title track and several romantic, inspirational originals. Nothing is wrong with overtly commercial new age-oriented holiday collections like the beautiful albums Jim Brickman has done, but Vollenweider deserves kudos for digging deeper into history and finding emotional joy in traditional pieces that truly sound fresh here.