A Christmas Cornucopia

December 9, 2016 - Comment

2010 holiday release from the Eurythmics vocalist, A Christmas Cornucopia is a collection of new, inspired interpretations of 11 traditional festive songs, rounded out by a new Lennox composition, ‘Universal Child’. The music on the album was mostly played by Lennox, in collaboration with co producer Mike Stevens, and recorded in his southwest London studio

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2010 holiday release from the Eurythmics vocalist, A Christmas Cornucopia is a collection of new, inspired interpretations of 11 traditional festive songs, rounded out by a new Lennox composition, ‘Universal Child’. The music on the album was mostly played by Lennox, in collaboration with co producer Mike Stevens, and recorded in his southwest London studio – at the bottom of his garden. But to achieve the resonance and vibrancy that were integral to Lennox’s ideas for these re-energized reboots, the pair also worked with a 30-piece orchestra at Pinewood Studios. And they travelled further afield too: to South Africa, to record with the African Children’s Choir, a remarkable organization with which impassioned campaigner and activist Lennox has long had a relationship.

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Tom Meyers says:

Wanda Despite the fact that Ms. Lennox has a “disclaimer” disavowing herself from any religious affiliation to Christianity, she still gives us a stunningly beautiful collection of what is obviously Christian-based spiritual and secular Christmas music. One has to ask, is it not like she is saying, “here are a few of my favorite songs from my childhood that I used to sing and yet I no longer ascribe to their roots, their message or their sources. Still, in the spirit of the season, I hope to cash in…

David G says:

One of the Best Annie Lennox’s voice should be on the list of World Heritage Monuments. For me it is an instrument of the highest quality. Able to wrap itself around the most oft heard lyric and make it sound fresh while also accentuating its depth of meaning and the passion of the original writer. It doesn’t hurt that the lady is a true humanitarian, able to back her words up with action. In my book there are very few contemporary singers I would classify as true artists, Kate Bush, Maurice White, Nile…

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