Last year Carol, a good buddy in the UK, posted on FB that “A Christmas Cornucopia” topped her December birthday ‘wish & received list.’ As a huge groupie of Annie Lennox FOREVER (from the Eurythmics to her every Album/Tape/CD/mp3 since!), I rushed to order one (Merry Christmas to ME~! you know those gifts, when you’re cyber-shopping for someone else & you see an amazing opportunity like this ON SALE & well, think of how everyone will enjoy the universal Gift of Music emanating from your Kitchen Christmas playlist! : )
This compilation absolutely ROCKS (in a tasteful Christmasy way)… no Santa or Sleighbells, just Annie’s gorgeous vocals soaring through traditional carols that generate Hope & Joy for the listener, ’tis true(!) … again & again & AGAIN. After cleaning out last year’s Christmas playlists (that took up the whole iTouch – we like Christmas music around here!) i just couldn’t bump this one & kept playing it in February – May – July – September … ’til now.
Spirits a bit down or got-some-kind-of-Blues, this is a true pick-me-up all year through!
As Joseph Was A Walking he heard an Angel sing, this night shall be the birth time of Christ the Heavenly King – so sings Annie, accompanied by the South African Children’s choir. When she sings the Allelulahs, however, methinks the Angels are hanging out close by. Seriously… very, very CLOSE BY.
The CD ends with “Universal Child” that brings the Christ Child into the now – today – where so many children around the world are suffering. As Annie sings ‘i’m gonna try to find a way to keep you safe from harm’… she’s seriously serious. As a global activist for HIV/AIDS, malaria, women & children’s rights, she has done SO much for so many.
Check out The SING Campaign (& the SING video – it REALLY rocks!)…an effort Annie launched to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS et all..
& even if you’re not a fan of Modern Music, you will really like this Christmas compilation. Trust me… (& my Mama likes it!)
grace, peace & Advent Angels (the singing kind!)
Virginia : )