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Late on Christmas Eve
A beautiful collection of traditional Christmas carols from Steve Orchard, produced in his own inimitable acoustic instrumental style. The music displays some excellent arrangement skills, while as one would expect, guitar and keyboards work seamlessly with wonderfully dreamy orchestral arrangements. The overall result is a relaxing and uplifting blend of melodic and joyous seasonal music that makes no pretence to be anything other than what it is – a celebration of Christmas!
The album begins with a gentle acoustic version of ‘We Three Kings’ and then sweeps into nicely arranged orchestral interpretations of ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ and ‘Away in a Manger’. Piano comes to the fore in ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ while sleigh bells give ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ an interesting feel. One of the highlights is; ‘When the Snow lay Round About’, which delightfully combines acoustic, atmospherics and orchestration. ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ is another superbly realised track and the album closes strongly with ’Embers: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear’.
Christmas albums aren’t to everyone’s taste, but as Steve Orchard says himself in the sleeve notes: “This collection of carols may please even old Scrooge himself”.
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