Christmas Variations (2000)

Christmas Variations

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#Track TitleLength
1Silent Night04:35
2Hark The Herald Angels Sing06:19
3Christians Awake, Salute The Happy Morn07:02
4Away In A Manger05:28
5While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks By Night05:33
6O Little Town of Bethlehem06:06
7It Came Upon A Midnight Clear05:14
8Once In Royal David's City04:58
9O Come All Ye Faithful05:16
10Angels From The Realms of Glory04:27
Artist Name Instrument Track (where known)
Rick WakemanKeyboardsAll
Type Cat No. Label Country Other Title
CDHRH CD006Music FusionWorldwide
Equipment Studio Engineering
  • Kurzweil K2500X
  • Korg Trinity Pro X
  • Korg 01W Pro X
  • Roland JD800
  • Korg X5DR
  • Korg Prophecy
  • Roland D70
  • Bajonor Studio, IoM during May-Jun 2000
  • Stuart Sawney
Rick's Perspective
I really like this album and intend to add some more pieces at some juncture and re-release it. It really needs promoting around Christmas time to give it a chance, which means money needs to be spent, and as there isn't any, this is another Christmas it won't get heard!!!!
Wakey's Verdict
I must admit to playing this myself over Christmas, so give it a try!
Little Known Trivia
Three Christmas carols had to be removed from the original master recording as the publishers refused permission for them to be recorded!!! Now isn't that a nice Christian attitude!

Peter Spencer on 8th November 2000 [Other reviews]

Ten carols - If ever you need the traditional feel to this season ( even if it starts in February for some ! ) this is the way to mellow in spite of the hassle that passes for the modern Christmas. From Silent Night to Angels from the Realms of Glory, every well known melody is given a simple, effective and atmospheric performance. This may be 2 kilos of Persil to some, it may not be available until Feb. 2001 to others, if you can, buy it, do the Christmas shopping, put the shopping aside, play this and be restored that this is the season of goodwill to all.