I’ve been wanting to write about Sarah McLachlan’s new holiday album Wintersong ever since I first heard it a couple weeks ago. The problem is, I could never really find the right words to describe how I felt about it. Fortunately, Heather (at my new favorite blog) did it for me.
“But there are so many Christmas songs that are quiet and lovely and meaningful, that make me feel like all can be right with this world. Sarah picks those songs. She picks the ones that underscore the stillness, the mystery, and some original compositions with an air of bittersweetness. There is not a single track on here that I want to skip, no gaudy garish upbeat tracks with cracking whips and ho-ho-ho’s that seem out of character to the collection.”
She wraps up my feelings quite nicely. I have yet to go buy the album, because I couldn’t find it at my local Best Buy when I went looking for it, but I have been listening to it quite a bit on Rhapsody. I can’t wait to get my hands on the real thing.