If on A Winter's Night

If on A Winter's Night

Music CD - 2009
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Publisher: New York, NY : Deutsche Grammophon : Cherry Tree Records : Distributed by Universal Music Distribution, p2009.
Branch Call Number: CD HOLIDAYS STING
Characteristics: 1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Mar 09, 2019

It's categorized as a Christmas album and there are a few references to the holiday in the songs, but Sting's winter-themed, traditional-folk album plays better on a quiet, cold January night than a festive December gathering.

SnoIsleLib_BrianH Jan 27, 2018

"And it's that thoughtfulness that does distinguish If on a Winter's Night...; no other Christmas album exists in the head like this. It's a holiday album for people who have never wanted to hear a holiday album, let alone own one. " Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This is the kind of holiday album or winter album that can be listened to beyond the traditional holiday season. Songs about melting snow, the cold, the sea at Christmas time, a hurdy gurdy, and the hounds of winter howling. Much to listen to here and to reflect upon.... during the winter time.

Sep 11, 2015

"Take your lute and your stupid made-up name and bugger back to Newcastle!"-Warwick Davis in "Life's Too Short"


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