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Winter Dreams for Christmas
R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton
Winter Dreams for Christmas
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classical
 
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The world's favorite Christmas melodies in new arrangements for the cedar flute and Eaton's guitars. Ten carols including, What Child Is This?/Greensleeves, I Saw Three Ships, Angels We Have Heard On High, and Silent Night...  more »

      
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All Artists: R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton
Title: Winter Dreams for Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Canyon Records
Release Date: 11/23/1993
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: North America, Native American, Jazz Fusion, Vocal Jazz, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 729337700727

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The world's favorite Christmas melodies in new arrangements for the cedar flute and Eaton's guitars. Ten carols including, What Child Is This?/Greensleeves, I Saw Three Ships, Angels We Have Heard On High, and Silent Night (with Navajo chorale).

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Beautiful, contemplative music for the Christmas season
Veggiechiliqueen | 11/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found out about this CD in a recent catalogue that I received in the mail. I am a longtime fan of R. Carlos Nakai and was thrilled to see that he had released a CD of traditional Christmas carols reinterpreted for cedar flute and guitar. Some of the songs are more improvisational than others and may not be to everyone's taste if you're expecting a more traditional collection of holiday songs and carols, but all are strikingly beautiful and reflective with a recognizable melody. I love the Navajo chorus on "Silent Night"--it's worth buying the CD just for this inspiring new version of a beloved song.The album evokes the some of the same sense of wonder and contemplation as Loreena McKennitt's Christmas album "To Drive the Cold Winter Away." Hearing the Native American cedar flute carrying the melody and accompaniment was a very pleasant surprise. The cedar flute is hauntingly beautiful and mysterious, much like the holiday season itself.I am not familiar with William Eaton, but his guitar playing is superb, gentle and radiant, shimmering like the lights on a Christmas tree. It is a perfect compliment to the flutework of R. Carlos Nakai. "Winter Dreams" is among my most cherished Christmas albums but it is appropriate year-round as it is a deeply spiritual and beautiful CD. It captures the magic of the first snowfall, the winter silence and crisp air, peace and comfort. Buy this for yourself if you seek a little wonder, contemplation, and peace in your holiday season. Happy Holidays."
Exceptional interpretations of beautiful Christmas music.
Edward J. Insinger | 12/17/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The hauntingly beautiful cedar flute of R.Carlos Nakai comes alive in each selection. Interwoven accompaniment by William Eaton enriches the Christmas selections and Winter Dreams carries you away, to another place and another time, filled with beauty, ecstacy and simplicity. The presentation of Silent Night is breathtaking!"
Beautiful
Edward J. Insinger | 12/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my favorite Holiday music by far. Carlos Nakai demonstrates his genius with wonderful adaptations of Christmas classics. I've been a fan of Nakai/Eaton for a long time and this is their best effort yet. Absolutely beautiful. Buy this one!"