Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Wonderland
Christmas Album Features Guest Artists Emmylou Harris, Martha Wainwright & Canadian Quartet Half Moon Run!
Multi-Platinum and three time Grammy Winner and legendary singer songwriter Sarah McLachlan celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with her holiday album "Winter Wonderland" on vinyl LP. Wonderland sparkles with fresh, inspired interpretations of traditional and contemporary holiday classics including "Winter Wonderland" and "Let It Snow".
"I love everything about Christmas and this record was a joy to make," said McLachlan.
The album features classics such as Silver Bells reimagined into a shimmering, orchestrated picturesque tale as well as Angels We Have Heard On High, a percussive hymn of adoration and Randy Newmans forlorn Snow from the 1960s. Emmylou Harris contributes vocals on Go Tell It On The Mountain, also featuring Martha Wainwright, and Away In A Manager, a new holiday song reinvented as a country shuffle.
Members of Canadian quartet, Half Moon Run, play on five tracks and helped McLachlan flesh out some of the arrangements, including Huron Carol, Canadas oldest Christmas song. Theyre all in their mid-to-late 20s. Theyre incredible musicians, McLachlan says. Rounding out the guests is the world famous Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, who perform on three songs, including Let It Snow, Silver Bells, and Huron Carol.
McLachlan enlisted orchestral arranger Brian Byrne to handle the particulars. We had decided early on that it would be great to have string arrangements, McLachlan says. We left some space for that and sent the arrangements to him and said Work your magic. He did.
Sarah has sold over 40 million albums in her career and is one of the most respected female artists in music today.
1. The Christmas Song
2. Angels We Have Heard On High
3. Let It Snow
4. White Christmas
5. O Come All Ye Faithful
6. Go Tell It On the Mountain
1. Away In A Manger
2. Winter Wonderland
3. Huron Carol
4. Silver Bells
5. O Holy Night