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A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season

A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season is an EP by Loreena McKennitt. Recorded and released in 1995, it contains five tracks: three Christmas carols, McKennitt's adaptation of Archibald Lampman's poem "Snow" (also released on To Drive the Cold Winter Away), and the traditional English "Seeds of Love."

A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season
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EP by
ReleasedNovember 1995
RecordedReal World Studios (Bath, England)
GenreFolk
Length22:28
LabelQuinlan Road, Warner Bros.
Loreena McKennitt chronology
Live in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts
(1995)
A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season
(1995)
The Book of Secrets
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars [1]
Emusic4.5/5 stars [2]

All the tracks on the EP were later released on her 2008 album A Midwinter Night's Dream.

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "Coventry Carol" – 2:21
  2. "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" – 6:49
  3. "Good King Wenceslas" – 3:19
  4. "Snow" – 5:04
  5. "Seeds of Love" – 4:57

ChartsEdit

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 93

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[4] N/A 55,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] N/A 60,000[5]
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 350,000[7]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cater, Darryl. A Winter Garden: Five Songs for the Season at AllMusic
  2. ^ Emusic review
  3. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 14 Jan 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2017-07-20. N.B. The HP column displays the highest peak reached.
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Loreena M – The mask and mirror". Music Canada.
  5. ^ "World's greatest". Billboard. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Loreena M – The mask and mirror". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  7. ^ "McKennnit to unleash 'Book of Secrets'". Billboard. 23 August 1997. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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