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If On a Winter's Night... (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about If On a Winter's Night... (Bonus Track Version) by Sting. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Pop, Traditional Pop Music genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 53:20 minutes.

Artist: Sting
Release date: 2009
Genre: Pop, Traditional Pop Music
Tracks: 16
Duration: 53:20
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No. Title Length
1. Gabriel's Message 2:33
2. Soul Cake 3:27
3. There Is No Rose of Such Virtue 4:02
4. The Snow It Melts the Soonest 3:43
5. Christmas At Sea 4:37
6. Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming 2:41
7. Cold Song 3:15
8. The Burning Babe 2:42
9. Now Winter Comes Slowly 3:05
10. The Hounds of Winter 5:49
11. Balulalow 3:09
12. Cherry Tree Carol 3:10
13. Lullaby for an Anxious Child 2:49
14. Hurdy Gurdy Man 2:49
15. You Only Cross My Mind In Winter 2:35
16. Bethlehem Down (Bonus Track) 2:54



Most performers looking to join in the seasonal music market sing well known Christmas Carols and familiar wintertime fare. Fittingly, Sting does not bow down at the sight of Santa Claus and wish everyone a holly, jolly Christmas, but rather finds solace in a more solemn approach. Sting’s traditionals are not the usual. Coupled with classical producer Robert Sadin, Sting puts his own serious delivery to the haunting crawl of “Gabriel’s Message,” the sonorous snowcaps of the Newcastle, England traditional “The Snow It Melts the Soonest” and the smoothly but sparsely rhythmic 15th Century Marian hymn “There Is No Rose of Such Virtue.” For Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Christmas At Sea,” Sting adapts a darker, deeper throaty delivery. This is many miles north of anything he performed with the Police. Sting wrote three songs for the occasion: the surprisingly pop-like “The Hounds of Winter” and co-writes on “Lullaby for an Anxious Child” with Dominic Miller and the album’s closer, “You Only Cross My Mind In Winter” with music by J.S. Bach. Not your traditional album of egg-nogged cheer, but a thoughtful, well executed piece of seasonal music.