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somethin' special
CD & Digital Download
released November 9, 2018

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This cd contains 12 tunes featuring some newer versions of previously recorded tunes, some new arrangements of classic holiday songs and some pieces created recently in the spirit of the holiday season. A 'recollection' can be a distant memory - suddenly recalled - or in this instance, a gathering of childhood stories unique to the Holidays. Some are highly personal, some are musical remembrances of Christmases in concert with Peter Yarrow and Mary Travers, but most of the songs reflect an evolving appreciation of the reason for the holiday: the birth of Christ. Though often obscured by commercial fervor, the essential lesson of Christ's life – to love one another – has continued to inform and inspire both the creation and performances of many of these songs and it is my hope that this mix of the familiar and new will now become part of your 'recollection' as well...

-nps / 2018

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(I Want My Daddy) for Christmas  Noel Paul Stookey/Ed Morneau/Greg Dellorco/Kevin Hunter   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

A'Soalin Fantasia (instrumental)  Noel Paul Stookey/Tracy Batteaste/Elena Mezzetti  Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Christmas Dinner Noel Paul Stookey   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Bleak Midwinter  Traditional: arranged & adapted Noel Paul Stookey   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Away In A Manger Traditional: arranged & adapted & new lyrics Noel Paul Stookey   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Holly & the Ivy  Traditional: arranged & adapted Noel Paul Stookey   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Oh Come Emmanuel  Traditional: arranged & adapted Noel Paul Stookey/George Emlen/Michael McInnis   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

There's Still My Joy  Beth Neilsen Chapman/Matt Rollings/Melissa Manchester   BNC Songs ASCAP/BMG Bumblebee BMI/Zesty Zack's Music ASCAP

T'was The Night Before Christmas  Noel Paul Stookey/Matthew Quinn   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Somethin' Special  Noel Paul Stookey   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Cabin Fever Waltz  Noel Paul Stookey   Neworld Publishing ASCAP

Last Night / Auld Lang Syne  Noel Paul Stookey/George Emlen   Neworld Publishing ASCAP


Michael McInnis - keyboards, synthesizer, production and mixing on EMMANUEL and A'SOALIN, Michael Burd - acoustic & electric bass, Edward Martin Mottau - drums, David Ellis - drums and percussion, Eddie Mottau - co-producer, Bob Milstein - co-producer and quality control, John Stuart - co-producer, recording and mixing engineer @ Houndog Studios, Glenn Barratt - Mastering at Morningstar Studios, Bruce Bennett- Nuts & Bolts @ Next Day Discs, Sally Farr - photographer, graphic design, bicycle and inspired elf. Nora Flanagan & Bluebird Design - quilted cover, Joyce Hall - financial and encouragement coordinator. David Snyder - video, logistics and archivist, SPECIAL THANKS to Betty, the music of my heart, and our daughters Liz, Kate and Anna who continue to add their beautiful harmonies.


Michael
McInnis
Mike
Burd
David
Ellis
Edward
Mottau
michael mcinnis Mike Burd david ellis edward mottau
noel stookey eddie mottau bob milstein john stuart
Noel
Stookey
Eddie
Mottau
Bob
Milstein
John
Stuart