Carols Around The World (EMI SLRZ 4018) 1967  UK *

 

 

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Continuing with the Christmas themes explored on side two of Well Seasoned, The Joystring decided to do an entire album of such. Certainly a diverse set of songs: the drunken pub folk tone of ‘Across The Plains’; the dreamy exotica mood of ‘On A Dark Night’; the stomping big beat swing of ‘Rise Up Shepherd And Follow’; the chanting Middle-Eastern ‘Hurry Shepherds’. Not quite as consistent overall as Well Seasoned, but still several kilometers above your usual Christmas album. Highlights are their unique cover of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ and the and the garage-rocking ‘Dance Of The Shepherds’. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

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Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Once In Royal David's City2:50
1-2I Saw Three Ships2:25
1-3Czeck Rocking Carol2:43
1-4Across The Plains2:55
1-5Dance Of The Shepherds3:01
1-6On A Dark Night2:33
2-1God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen2:03
2-2Hurry Shepherds2:15
2-3Rise Up Shepherds2:14
2-4Hush, Hush, Hush2:33
2-5Carol of the Bagpipes 2:28
2-6Just Be Grateful2:09

 

 

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