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To Shorten the Winter
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Northern Ireland's celebrated songwriter and peace activist Tommy Sands has created a deeply personal and at times transcendental Christmas album. It may be the magic of Liam O'Flynn's haunting uilleann pipes, the backin... more »
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Northern Ireland's celebrated songwriter and peace activist Tommy Sands has created a deeply personal and at times transcendental Christmas album. It may be the magic of Liam O'Flynn's haunting uilleann pipes, the backing vocals of Dolores Keane, or the simple fingerpicking of the guitarists combined with Sands's plaintive and soulful lyrics that makes this album special. Whatever its charm, To Shorten the Winter collects new Sands material and old favorites, including a beautiful reading of poet Patrick Kavanaugh's "A Christmas Childhood/A Call to Hope." And it packs unusual contrasts with traditional fare such as "Raglan Road" and Procol Harum's surreal '60s epic "A Whiter Shade of Pale." Not Christmas tunes, you say? In the hands of Tommy Sands, even the pages of the Belfast phone book could become poetically correct Christmas songs. --Martin Keller
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Shortened the christmas tasks
mhcm8 | Waltham, MA USA | 01/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tommy Sands has a wonderful melancholy voice and combines it with some other great artists on this album. The only miss is
"Whiter Shade of Pale", but "Welcome here kind stranger" and "like the first time, it's Christmas time" are excellant.
Not just for the christmas holidays, it will surely
"shorten" the long march to spring."