Christmas

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - J.S. Bach: Magnificat, Christmas Cantata (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 78:19 | 435 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 469

Given the considerable number of recordings that have tried to place Renaissance compositions within the context for which they were written, it is odd that the same has so rarely been done for Bach. After all, most of Bach's output consists of Gebrauchsmusik, music written for daily use. This release by Scotland's historical-instrument Dunedin Consort and its leader John Butt shows the possibilities of this approach.

Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Song (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 29, 2017
Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Song (2007)

Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Song (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
American Gramaphone, AG1227-2 | ~ 285 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 5 Mb
New Age

Mannheim Steamroller, led by that inimitable and tireless musical observer of holidays Chip Davis, has a plethora of Christmas albums under its belt. This 2007 release is another quality entry in the canon, featuring spirited instrumental versions of classics like the disco-fied "Frosty the Snowman" and a sweet, cocktail piano rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."…

Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Live (1997)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 27, 2017
Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Live (1997)

Mannheim Steamroller - Christmas Live (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
American Gramaphone, AG 1997-2 | ~ 359 or 128 Mb | Scans
Modern Classical, New Age, Progressive Electronic

This live set of Christmas favorite by New Age/Baroque and roll favorites Mannheim Steamroller is a zesty combination of picks from the group's three bestselling Christmas discs, all giftwrapped and waiting under the tree…

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You (2010)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 22, 2017
Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You (2010)

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas II You (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 338 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 76 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Christmas, R&B, Soul, Gospel | Island Records #B0014785-02

Merry Christmas was released in 1994, and 16 years later Mariah Carey delivers a sequel, appropriately titled Merry Christmas II You and also featuring the diva in a sexy little Santa suit. The similarities don’t end there, either: Mariah revives her original seasonal tune “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and often touches upon the classy, clean updated traditional vibe of her readings from the 1994 set. Underneath this surface, Merry Christmas II You has a different vibe than its predecessor, derived in large part from the numerous originals here. Five of the 12 full songs bear a Carey writing credit (including that revival of “All I Want for Christmas Is You”)…
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve (2016)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve (2016)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Republic Records, 060255725266 | ~ 309 or 119 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 7 Mb
Progressive Rock

The Ghosts of Christmas Eve was a live show conceived for television by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, separate from their Christmas Trilogy of recordings, which they were two-thirds of the way through at the time. It aired in on the short-lived Fox Family network in 1999 with a cast that included Ossie Davis, Michael Crawford, and Jewel…

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas (1994) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 19, 2017
Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas (1994) {Japanese Edition}

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas (1994) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 275 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 95 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 60 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Pop, Christmas | Sony Records #SRCS 7492

Merry Christmas is the first Christmas album, and the fourth studio album, by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey. Released by Columbia Records on November 1, 1994, the album features cover versions of popular Christmas tunes and original material. Merry Christmas has sold 15 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling Christmas album of all time.
Rastatter Hofkapelle, Jurgen Ochs - Keiser: Dialogus von der Geburt Christi (Christmas oratorio) (2008)

Rastatter Hofkapelle, Jurgen Ochs - Keiser: Dialogus von der Geburt Christi (Christmas oratorio) (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 45:00 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Carus | Catalog: 83.417

This world premiere recording of this Christmas oratorio by Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) makes available one of the few surviving sacred works by a musician who was highly regarded by his contemporaries, primarily as a composer of operas. Well-known Christmas chorales, opulently scored, with rich polyphony, depict with great delicacy, the scene around the crib at Bethlehem.
Emmylou Harris - Light of the Stable: The Christmas Album (1979)

Emmylou Harris - Light of the Stable: The Christmas Album (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1992 | Warner Bros., 9 3484-2 | ~ 174 or 73 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 7 Mb
Country Rock, Country, Pop, Vocal

Emmylou Harris is an artist with the rare sort of voice that communicates an honest and firmly grounded humanity while possessing a crystalline purity that verges on the angelic. In short, she was a singer born to make a great Christmas album, and in 1979 she did just that with Light of the Stable, in which she fused the high-lonesome traditional sound she'd been exploring on Roses in the Snow and Blue Kentucky Girl with songs that honored the spiritual and emotional roots of the holiday season…

Cappella Gabetta - Christmas Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 12, 2017
Cappella Gabetta - Christmas Concertos (2016)

Cappella Gabetta - Christmas Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:15 min | 319 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017

A must-have album for the upcoming Christmas season: "Christmas Concertos" - A stunning new recording of the famous Christmas concertos by Corelli and Locatelli, together with beautiful but lesser-known works presented by Cappella Gabetta. A Christmas album full of atmosphere featuring Christmas concertos by Italian composers. Famous concertos by Corelli, Vivaldi and Locatelli but also rarely heard works by Valentini, Zavateri and Ragazzi that are well worth discovering. A brilliant new recording by the distinguished Baroque ensemble Cappella Gabetta.

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 11, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 586 | ~ 216 or 82 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Easy Listening

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas is a charming, warmly humorous – and yes, swinging – set of classic Christmas tunes. The program is familiar, from bouncy singalongs like "Jingle Bells" to slinky ballads like a downright sexy "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," but Fitzgerald treats each song with exactly as much respect as it deserves…