A Christmas Cornucopia

Release date
16 Nov 2010
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Angels from the Realms of Glory 4:00 9,299
2 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:33 10,055
3 See Amid the Winter's Snow 3:31 7,021
4 Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant 3:37 4,975
5 The First Noel 4:40 6,744
6 Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol) 3:13 5,538
7 The Holly and the Ivy 3:37 6,136
8 In the Bleak Midwinter 3:31 6,161
9 As Joseph Was a Walking 3:59 4,271
10 Oh Little Town of Bethlehem 3:33 3,520
11 Silent Night 3:49 0
12 Universal Child 4:14 11,292

About this album

A Christmas Cornucopia is the fifth studio album and the first Christmas album by Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. It was released on 15 November 2010 in the United Kingdom and on 16 November 2010 in the United States. The first single, “Universal Child”, was released digitally on 12 October 2010 and a music video for “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” premiered on 4 November 2010.

According to Metacritic, A Christmas Cornucopia has so far been met with “generally favourable reviews”. Ian Wade of BBC Music gave the album a very positive review, saying “this collection could find itself becoming as much a part of the holiday season as arguments with loved ones.” Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine awarded the album 3.5/5 and said “Lennox seems more inspired on A Christmas Cornucopia than she has in years.” John Hunt of Qatar Today magazine gave the album 9/10 and said “in particular, the vocal work and musical arrangement of ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ are impactful to the point of being intimidating.”

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