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The Shakespeare Songs A Country Christmas Album (1995)
Red Sky CD - RSKCD114 (Cassette - RSKC1145)

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“Strong, clear vocals, and songs of substance” Daily Telegraph
“A wonderful collection” What's On in Birmingham

A collection of original songs and traditional carols from all over the UK and beyond. Songs include "Keep the Flame", Charles Causley's "High in the Heaven", "Drive the Cold Winter Away", Jackson Browne's "The Rebel Jesus", Robbie Robertson's "Christmas Must Be Tonight", and settings of poems by Eleanor Farjeon and Margiad Evans.

Traditional material includes "The Sussex Carol", "Past Three O'Clock", and new tunes arranged by Paul Burgess and John Broomhall. Other musicians include Phil Beer, Mick Dolan, Geoff March, Trevor Foster and Gareth Sampson.

Engineered by Mick Dolan. Produced by Johnny Coppin and Mick Dolan.

1. The Sussex Carol (2.34)
2. Come Christmas The Morn (3.09)
3. High In The Heaven (2.55)
4. Wassail! (4.18)
5. Over The Snows (2.26)
6. Keep The Flame (6.03)
7. The Rebel Jesus (3.57)
8. The Mummer's Jig (1.40)
9. On Christmas Day (2.17)
10. Drive The Cold Winter Away (3.39)
11. Adam Lay Abounden (1.52)
12. Past Three O'Clock (2.14)
13. The Black Decree/Christenmiss Day In The Morning (3.35)
14. Christmas Must Be Tonight (5.29)
15. The Forest Carol (2.29)
16. Christmas Eve (3.05)

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