Annie Lennox became a household name as part of the Eurythmics in the 80’s with their British pop-rock sound. A Christmas Cornucopia is a sound very far removed from her Eurythmics days.
Her sixth solo album is a collection of traditional Christmas carols with her own new interpretations. All of these songs retain a very Christmas carolly feel and choral sound. The album is finished off with a new Lennox composition, Universal Child.
This Christmas compilation brings together an abundance of songs drawn from different traditions and ideas.
Lullay Lullay is the darkest carol in Annie Lennox’s opinion, alluding to the killing of first-born boy children by King Herod. This carol brings her images of child soldiers. This carol may be ancient but the brutality of the subject matter remains relevant today.
The music was mostly played by Lennox, in collaboration with co producer Mike Stevens, but to achieve the resonance and vibrancy of her ideas they also worked with a 30-piece orchestra at Pinewood Studios. They also travelled to South Africa to record with the African Children’s Choir – an organisation Annie Lennox has a long relationship with.
An album with a traditional sound and an impassioned message this will make a great backdrop to the traditional festivities.
- Angels From The Realms of Glory
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
- See Amid The Winter’s Snow
- I’l est ne le Divin Enffant
- First Noel
- Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol)
- The Holly and the Ivy
- In The Bleak Midwinter
- As Joseph Was A Walking
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Silent Night
- Universal Child