12/24/09

Melanie - Antlers LP (1996)



Usually, I hate Christmas LPs. They're most of the time boring to death. But once again Melanie makes the difference with an album full of spirituality, bringing back both the deep childish joy inspired by this secular religious and pagan ritual and also a sort of intimate feeling of fate, irrigated by a view of life as a road of sadness on which some sparks of happiness can be collected. She recorded it during the middle part of the 90's (between 1995 and 1997), a very creative time for her but unfortunately the worst period in terms of popularity since she had most of the time to release her records on CD-R sold during concerts. Things would go better in 2002 with her masterpiece ie. Crazy Love LP but that's another story. If everything is not my cuppa tea on this Antlers, the whole can be listened to with great pleasure and emotion too. Some songs are real gems and should be known by everyone who appreciate this great person, composer and singer. Enjoy it here and happy Xmas to you and the youth around you.


I've included 3 songs in the streaming down there: "Virgin Mary/God rest ye merry gentlemen", "Good king Wenceslaus (alt)" and of course, only for today "We wish you a merry Christmas".


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