RELEASE
October 27, 1998
LABEL
Sony Music Distribution
GENRES
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 Midwinterhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fholiday-songs-and-lullabies%252Fid170070144%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Christmas Time Is Herehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fchristmas-time-is-here%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170070527%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Now the Day Is Overhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fnow-the-day-is-over%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170070561%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Rockinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Frocking%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170070571%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Windy Nightshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwindy-nights%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170070657%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. All Through the Nighthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fall-through-the-night%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170070676%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Love Came Down at Christmashttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Flove-came-down-at-christmas%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170070778%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Silent Nighthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsilent-night%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170070855%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. All the Pretty Li'l Horseshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fall-the-pretty-lil-horses%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170071006%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Little Road to Bethlehemhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Flittle-road-to-bethlehem%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170071083%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Seal Lullabyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fseal-lullaby%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170071293%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Evening Is a Little Boy/The Night Will Never Stayhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fholiday-songs-and-lullabies%252Fid170070144%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. The Christ Child's Lullabyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-christ-childs-lullaby%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170071373%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Close Your Eyeshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004670010074878&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fclose-your-eyes%252Fid170070144%253Fi%253D170071385%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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