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Bright Eyes - A Christmas Album on limited RED vinyl

$ 39.99

Artist: Bright Eyes | Label: Saddle Creek |  Format: LP  |  Genre: Rock | LP Condition: New | Jacket: Sealed

Bright Eyes 
A Christmas Album 
Saddle Creek 199 

Eleven classic Christmas songs covered by Bright Eyes and friends. 

Originally released in 2002 as a Saddle Creek Online Store exclusive with all proceeds benefiting the Nebraska AIDS Project, Bright Eyes' A Christmas Album is now available to the general public. The Album begins with a piano, flute, ambient noise, and musical saw-driven version of "Away in a Manger," which will help weed out your basic yule jam fans who were just drawn in by the generic name, from the Bright Eyes/Conor Oberst disciples who know that the warmth of the holiday season is trumped only by its potential for melancholy. What follows is a sort of half-comforting, half-sad jamboree with Oberst and a small army of friends at his house playing through Christmas standards like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," and "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem," the latter of which, when delivered with Oberst's trademark tremble, sounds more like a lament from a filthy, near-suicidal pauper locked outside of the city's walls than it does a hymn of ecclesiastical joy. That said, the fragile, homespun, and largely insular vibe that permeates much of the album, provides a nice bit of contrast to other, less sonically humble seasonal offerings, and oddly enough, is probably more aligned with the true spirit of the season. - AllMusic

     Track Listing:
Away in a Manger 
Blue Christmas 
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem 
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 
The First Noel 
Little Drummer Boy 
White Christmas 
Silent Night 
Silver Bells
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 
The Night Before Christmas 


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