A Christmas Cornucopia is the fifth studio album by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, released in November 2010. It was Lennox's first album after signing to the Universal Music Group following her departure from Sony BMG, which had been her label for almost 30 years. It was also her second cover album (after 1995's Medusa) and her first of holiday music. Lennox was also born on Christmas Day. The album is a collection of Lennox's favourite Christmas songs, though includes one original track written by Lennox, "Universal Child"…
For most artists recording a Christmas record is a convenient stop-gap in between releasing new material. In Peter Cetera's case this doesn't ring true as it has been a while since we last heard from one of soft rock's most distinctive crooners. You Just Gotta Love Christmas brings to the table everything you'd expect from a Peter Cetera record: lush, pleasant arrangements with crisp, warm, polished production and able musicanship from a crew of veteran session players. It's a mix of holiday favorites mixed in with a few originals and some guest appearances from Alison Krauss and Peter's daughter Claire; who is more than up to the task of singing with her father on two of the album's 12 tracks. Cetera and Chicago fans will no doubt enjoy having this on in the background during the holidays.
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS, is the outstanding holiday companion to 1991's: HE IS CHRISTMAS. With the great arrangements of the latter, there were a few complaints that the Christmas standards were "unrecognizable." Refreshing in my opinion. This new effort should please most everyone. Unique, is what you have to call Take 6. Always taking even the familiar to another level.
"Italian Radio Hits and Christmas," is the new compilation dedicated to the great Italian hits of the moment and Christmas songs performed by great artists of the national music scene. The double CD is signed by the label "Solomusicaitaliana" led by Stephen Constable and collects 30 tracks, for autumn and winter all to live and sing. In the tracklist, are for example "Burn for you" Elisa, "One of these days" Nek, "Libre" Alvaro Soler feat. Emma, "Everything here happens" Negramaro, but also "It's already Christmas" by Biagio Antonacci, "Christmas without" by Marco Mengoni, "Christmas Gifts" by Antonello Venditti and "The coming year will be" by Lucio.