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Christmas Album (Light of the Stable)
Emmylou Harris
Christmas Album (Light of the Stable)
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
 
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Emmylou Harris has a breathtaking voice--literally. Her voice is all about air. The way she breathes in before dropping a note or the way one breaks off as she comes up for air. She can sing just about anything and make it...  more »

      
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All Artists: Emmylou Harris
Title: Christmas Album (Light of the Stable)
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 8/25/1992
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Neotraditional, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Country Rock, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992348423, 075992348447

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Emmylou Harris has a breathtaking voice--literally. Her voice is all about air. The way she breathes in before dropping a note or the way one breaks off as she comes up for air. She can sing just about anything and make it sound like her heart is breaking and the end is near. Christmas songs are another matter. The slower songs work best ("Away in a Manger," "The First Noel"). "Silent Night" takes on new life as Harris locates its tranquil center. Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Neil Young join her. --Rob O'Connor

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She captures the spirit of Christmas beautifully.
Matt Coker | Davis, CA, USA | 11/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For the past two years, LIGHT OF THE STABLE has been the first Christmas music I've listened to. Just hearing this album instantly puts me in the Christmas spirit. "Christmas Time's A-Coming" starts the season off beautifully. The versions of "O Little Town Of Bethlehem", "Away In The Manger", "The First Noel", and "Silent Night" sound as if they're being sung by angels. "The First Noel" is sung without instrumnetal backing, in beautiful harmony with the Whites. "Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem", "Golden Cradle", "Little Drummer Boy", and "Angel Eyes" are equally gorgeous. "Light Of The Stable" is one of my favorite Christmas songs. One listen to this album will put you in the spirit of Christmas. You won't regret buying it."
Beautiful Christmas music with a touch of bluegrass
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 11/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Emmylou originally recorded this in 1978, when she was at the peak of her popularity. The instrumentation is generally sparse but effective, allowing Emmylou's voice to shine.The set opens with the bright, upbeat Christmas time's a coming, done bluegrass-style with banjo and mandolin. All the remaining songs are slow to mid-tempo. They include the Rodney Crowell song Angel eyes, the Irish lullaby Golden Cradle and several Christmas standards, most very famous but including Beautiful star of Bethlehem which doesn't get recorded as often as the other carols here.The album closes with the brilliant Light of the stable, which features Neil Young, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt on harmony vocals.Emmylou and her band were in top form when they recorded this album. A couple of extra upbeat songs might have made this album even better, but it's still a great album for those quieter moments around Christmas time."
"Light of the Stable" is wonderful!
K. Giorlando | 05/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought the album, "Light of Stable" many years ago and played it at all during the Christmas holidays. Since I no longer own a turn table, I have missed listening to it and Christmas just hasn't been the same. I made a conscientious effort to search the store shelves during the Christmas Seasons for "The Light of Stable" CD and could never find it. Now that I have, I look foward to next Christmas. Thank you Amazon, for a wonderful service."