Remastered reissue of the country icon's 1999 holiday release. Ten tracks including: "Christmas Time's A-Coming", "O Little Town Of Bethlehem", & "Away In A Manger".
First released in 1979, Light of the Stable
has survived the passage of time and received much acclaim over the years. Updated in 2004 with three new tunes and insightful liner notes, its light now shines even brighter. A host of well-known voices and players join Harris on Christmas songs both familiar and unexpected. Among her guests are Dolly Parton
, Rodney Crowell
, Neil Young
, Ricky Skaggs
, James Burton
, and Kate and Anna McGarrigle
, the latter of whose lovely arrangements of the traditional "Cherry Tree Carol" and their own "Man Is an Island" are two of the bonus tracks.
Given its history and craft, Light of the Stable is more than just a seasonal collection. In many ways, it's shaped the sound of country Christmas records for the 25 years since its original release--yet the warm glow of its own artistry has never wavered. Consider it a little masterpiece. --Martin Keller