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Paul Kelly's Christmas Train

Paul Kelly's Christmas Train by Paul Kelly
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Paul Kelly

Label: Cooking Vinyl
Released: 2021
Duration: 01:15:00
Views: 236

Track Listing

Nativity; Silent Night (ft. Alice Keath, Sime Nugent); Swing Around the Sun; Christmas; Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) [ft. Linda Bull]; Little Drummer Boy; Arthur McBride; The Virgin Mary Had One Son (ft. Emma Donovan); Tapu Te Pō (O Holy Night) [ft. Marlon Williams, The Dhungala Children’s Choir]; Shalom Aleichem (ft. Lior, Alice Keath, Emily Lubitz); The Oxen; The Friendly Beasts (ft. Kasey Chambers, Dan Kelly); Three Drovers (ft. Alice Keath, Sime Nugent); Christmas Must Be Tonight; Surah Maryam (ft. Waleed Aly); Coventry Carol (ft. Kate Miller-Heidke, Jess Hitchcock, Alice Keath, Marlon Williams); In the Hot Sun of a Christmas Day; How to Make Gravy; Christmas Train (ft. Vika Bull); Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Intonent Hodie (ft. Alice Keath); What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (ft. Alma Zygier)


Paul Kelly
voice / vocals
Vika Bull
voice / vocals
Linda Bull
voice / vocals
Dan Kelly
guitar, electric
Cameron Bruce
Ashley Naylor
guitar, electric
Alice Keath
voice / vocals
Sime Nugent
voice / vocals
Kasey Chambers
voice / vocals
Shane Reilly
Gerry Hale
Waleed Aly
voice / vocals
Rachel Shaw
french horn
Jess Hitchcock
voice / vocals
Kate Miller-Heidke
voice / vocals
Alma Zygier
voice / vocals

Additional Personnel / Information

Willie Zygier: guitar, acoustic; Emma Donovan: voice / vocals; Maddy Kelly: voice / vocals; Memphis Kelly: voice / vocals; Lior: voice / vocals; Emily Lubitz: voice / vocals; Marlon Williams: voice / vocals; Keiran Conrau: Trombone; Phil Carroll: Turkish mey

Album Description

As he gathered the material for his first Christmas album, Paul Kelly soon realized that a collection of 10 seasonal standards could never cover the richness he wanted to convey. He knew he wanted to make a record that drew out all the emotions and layers of the Christmas story, and in a way that reflected the holiday experience in the southern hemisphere, far removed from the snowy imagery of so many Christmas songs. The result is an extraordinary 22-song double album that travels across the centuries, from a Latin hymn to well-known carols, from a traditional Irish folk ballad to songs with an unmistakable local flavor, and a sparkling new version of one of the greatest Australian Christmas songs of them all, Kelly’s own “How to Make Gravy.”


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