Christmas Anthem

Stevie Wonder - The Christmas Collection (2004/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Stevie Wonder - The Christmas Collection: The Best Of Stevie Wonder (2004/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:36 minutes | 1,87 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This assortment of seasonal cheer features Stevie Wonder applying his inimitable vocal technique to familiar and unusual Yuletide songs, with predictably successful results. In "Someday at Christmas" he yearns for a Christmas when "Men won't be boys/playing with bombs like kids play with toys"–this album was recorded during the Vietnam War–striking a plaintive tone not often found on Christmas albums. Other high points include his joyous reading of "Little Drummer Boy," with its steadily building martial beat, and chestnuts like "Silver Bells" and "The Christmas Song," which Wonder delivers with total assurance, as well as a palpable sense of fun. He even brings a measure of soul to more sentimental numbers like "One Little Christmas Tree" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me," while "What Christmas Means to Me" invokes the bubbling bass line of the Capitols' "Cool Jerk," and features a blissful harp solo.
Fantasia - Christmas After Midnight (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Fantasia - Christmas After Midnight (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 39:14 minutes | 502 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Fantasia returns with the release of her first ever Christmas recording, Christmas At Midnight. Produced by Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole).

Vectors - Christmas Balls Backgrounds Set 9  Graphics

Posted by posterb at Oct. 18, 2017
Vectors - Christmas Balls Backgrounds Set 9

Vectors - Christmas Balls Backgrounds Set 9
6 AI | +TIFF Preview | 132 Mb
VA - The Rock 'N' Roll Era: Christmas Hits: Jingle Bell Rock (2001)

VA - The Rock 'N' Roll Era: Christmas Hits: Jingle Bell Rock (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:31:08 | 167 Mb
Rock'n'Roll, Soul, Oldies, Xmas | Label: Time Life Music, Universal Music Special Markets

The Rock 'N' Roll Era: Christmas Hits: Jingle Bell Rockcollects 12 classic tracks of the holiday genre including "Run, Rudolph, Run" (Chuck Berry), "Jingle Bell Rock" (Bobby Helms), "Sleigh Ride" (the Ventures) and " Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" (Brenda Lee). Many of these artists will appeal to a broad range of ages, making it perfect for family gatherings.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Christmas Miracles: 101 Stories of Holiday Hope and Happiness

Amy Newmark, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Christmas Miracles: 101 Stories of Holiday Hope and Happiness"
ISBN: 1611599725 | 2017 | EPUB | 416 pages | 8 MB

VA - It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas (2010)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 17, 2017
VA - It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas (2010)

VA - It's Beginning To Sound A Lot Like Christmas (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:17:05 | 524 Mb
Honky-tonk, Pop, Rock'n'Roll, Xmas | Label: Chrome Dreams Records

Of all the factors making the more cynical amongst us dread the oncoming of another festive season, the preponderance of the same dozen records spun endlessly across the airwaves and in department stores for months prior to the big day, is one of the most potent. But with a compilation as refreshing, thrilling and eclectic as this alternative yuletide collection now available, with its delightful tunes actually complementing the event in question, the time has come to welcome in the season of goodwill while enjoying the likes of The Reindeer Boogie, North Pole Rock, Mambo Santa Mambo or one of 53 other Christmas Crackers as presented on this 2 disc set.

VA - The Mother Of All Flagpole Christmas Albums (1992)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 17, 2017
VA - The Mother Of All Flagpole Christmas Albums (1992)

VA - The Mother Of All Flagpole Christmas Albums (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:14:21 | 459 Mb
Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Pop, Xmas | Label: Long Play Records

Culled from three Christmas tapes released by Flagpole magazine, this CD includes performances recorded between 1990-92 by 21 Atlanta, and Athens, GA. bands. Most of the songs are diverse "alternative" originals, but there's also a bizarre guitar/sax duet of "Jingle Bells" from The Flat Duo Jets, a cover of Spinal Tap's "Christmas with the Devil" by Allgood, an okay version of The Sonics' "Santa Claus" by The Woggles, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from The La Brea Stompers, and more spotty fun.

Burning River Brass - Christmas Around the World (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 16, 2017
Burning River Brass - Christmas Around the World (2017)

Burning River Brass - Christmas Around the World (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:13:35 | 178 MB
Label: Azica Records

The players varied the sound and delivery of each piece as suited the music and the mood, making for a lively program entirely lacking in dull spots: a great idea for an audience that’s showed up expecting some fun. Which they got. The playing was crisp, tight, harmonious, and, well, really brassy. Burning River is clearly an ensemble that enjoys its work. Its easy, punchy delivery, which seems unforced and effortless, could only have turned out that way with a significant amount of practice and great attention to detail… this Christmas Concert was about as good as it gets.

The Russian State Chorus - Celebrates Christmas (1998)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 16, 2017
The Russian State Chorus - Celebrates Christmas (1998)

The Russian State Chorus - Celebrates Christmas (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:36:14 | 138 Mb
Classical, Xmas, Choral | Label: KRB Music Companies

Russian State Chorus named after Sveshnikov with 70th years history is a national property of Russian Federation, real legend of world choral singing. It is hard to overestimate creative contribution of famous collective to the saving age-old singing traditions of motherland. The Russian State Chorus Celebrates Christmas includes Schubert's Ave Maria, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, Amazing Grace.

VA - A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (2001)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 16, 2017
VA - A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (2001)

VA - A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:07:01 | 359 Mb
Celtic, Xmas | Label: Rounder Records

On A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Brian O'Donovan, the host of the Celtic Sojourn radio show, compiles a collection of songs that mixes the contemplative with more raucous fare, ancient melodies with modern, and the earthy with the ethereal. The musicians come from all corners of the Celtic world, and include the Breton choir Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde, who blend medieval vocal harmonies with modern instruments such as the tin whistle and the guitar; Dordan, the masters of Irish baroque music; and the pan-Celtic band the Boys of the Lough. Also included are English performers Maddy Prior (the lead singer of Steeleye Span) and the family group Waterson:Carthy, who deliver a hearty version of the "The Ditchling Carol." The majority of the tracks feature vocals, but the instrumental selections–particularly fiddler Bonnie Rideout's haunting "Gloomy Winter" and the lovely "Midwinter Waltz" from the Boys of the Lough–do a beautiful job of wordlessly evoking the season. By passing over too-familiar Christmas songs in favor of less-well-known melodies, O'Donovan has come up with that rarest of all holiday treats–a gift that that both surprises and delights.