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A Midwinter Night's Dream is the eighth studio album by the Canadian singer, songwriter, accordionist, harpist, and pianist Loreena McKennitt, released on October 28, 2008.[1]

A Midwinter Night's Dream
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 28, 2008
Recorded1995, June 2008
GenreFolk, world music
Length54:29
LabelQuinlan Road, Universal
ProducerLoreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt chronology
Nights from the Alhambra
(2007)
A Midwinter Night's Dream
(2008)
A Mediterranean Odyssey
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link
About.com4.5/5 stars link

Contents

OriginsEdit

The album is an extended version of A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season (1995). 8 new tracks (recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios during spring 2008) were added to the original 5 songs of the 1995 EP.

A Midwinter Night's Dream takes the place of A Winter Garden, which has been deleted from the Quinlan Road catalogue.[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Holly & The Ivy" (traditional, music by McKennitt)  – 4:49
  2. "Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle" (traditional)  – 3:06
  3. "The Seven Rejoices Of Mary" (traditional)  – 4:34
  4. "Noël Nouvelet!" (traditional)  – 5:11
  5. "Good King Wenceslas" (John Mason Neale)  – 3:16
  6. "Coventry Carol" (traditional, music arranged & adapted by McKennitt)  – 2:18
  7. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (Abdelli version) (traditional, music arranged and adapted by McKennitt) – 7:19
  8. "Snow" (lyrics by Archibald Lampman, music by McKennitt)  – 5:05
  9. "Breton Carol" (traditional)  – 3:30
  10. "Seeds Of Love" (traditional, music by McKennitt)  – 4:54
  11. "Gloucestershire Wassail" (traditional)  – 2:39
  12. "Emmanuel" (traditional)  – 4:55
  13. "In The Bleak Midwinter" (Gustav Holst)  – 2:43 [3]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Italian Albums Chart 46
Germany Albums Chart 27[4]
Spain Albums Chart 38[5]
Belgium Albums Chart 42[6]
France Albums Chart 57[7]
Swiss Albums Chart 63[8]
Austria Albums Chart 75[9]
Dutch Albums Chart 77[10]
Canadian Albums Chart 12[11]
US Billboard 200 140[11]
US World Albums 1[12]
US Holiday Albums 16[12]

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Release date by territory (Quinlanroad.com) Archived October 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Quinlanroad.com - July 1, 2008
  3. ^ a b A Midwinter's Night Dream on Quinlanroad.com
  4. ^ "Musicline.de – Chartverfolgung – McKennitt,Loreena – A Midwinter Night's Dream". www.musicline.de. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  5. ^ "spanishcharts.com – Loreena McKennitt – A Midwinter Night's Dream". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  6. ^ "ultratop.be – Loreena McKennitt – A Midwinter Night's Dream". www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  7. ^ "lescharts.com – Loreena McKennitt – A Midwinter Night's Dream". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  8. ^ "Loreena McKennitt – A Midwinter Night's Dream – hitparade.ch". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  9. ^ "Loreena McKennitt – A Midwinter Night's Dream – austriancharts.at". www.austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  10. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Loreena McKennitt – A Midwinter Night's Dream". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  11. ^ a b "A Midwinter Night's Dream – Loreena McKennitt". Billboard. Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
  12. ^ a b Billboard.com