October 27, 1998
Pop/Rock, Christmas, Holidays, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Folk

Album Review

Shawn Colvin's seasonal album is in effect a musical adaptation of the children's book Lullabies & Night Songs, which, like the CD, features illustrations by Maurice Sendak. As such, it includes mostly traditional tunes, along with some Christmas standards such as "Silent Night" and "Christmas Time Is Here," and several Alec Wilder compositions and arrangements, among them settings of lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling. Often employing a string quartet, Colvin turns in calm but deeply felt performances of the songs for a set appropriate for putting the children to sleep on Christmas Eve.
William Ruhlmann, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. In the Bleak Midwinter
  2. Christmas Time Is Here
  3. Now the Day Is Over
  4. Rocking
  5. Windy Nights
  6. All Through the Night
  7. Love Came Down at Christmas
  8. Silent Night
  9. All the Pretty Li'l Horses
  10. Little Road to Bethlehem
  11. Seal Lullaby
  12. Evening Is a Little Boy/The Night Will Never Stay
  13. The Christ Child's Lullaby
  14. Close Your Eyes
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