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Noël (Bonus Track Version) / Noel (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Noël (Bonus Track Version) / Noel (Bonus Track Version) by Joan Baez. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Traditional Pop Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 54:14 minutes.

Artist: Joan Baez
Release date: 2006
Genre: Traditional Pop Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 23
Duration: 54:14
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No. Title Length
1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 3:05
2. Coventry Carol 2:00
3. Good King Wenceslas (Instrumental) 0:27
4. The Little Drummer Boy 3:08
5. I Wonder As I Wander 3:55
6. Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella (Instrumental) 0:38
7. Down In Yon Forrest 1:42
8. The Carol of the Birds 3:31
9. Angels We Have Heard On High (Instrumental) 1:23
10. Ave Maria (Sung In German) 4:09
11. Mary's Wandering 3:18
12. Deck the Halls (Instrumental) 0:23
13. Away In a Manger 1:59
14. Adeste Fidelis (Instrumental) 0:51
15. Cantique de Noël (Oh Holy Night, Sung In German) 3:50
16. What Child Is This? 2:29
17. Silent Night 2:30
18. The First Noël 2:31
19. We Three Kings 1:51
20. Virgin Mary 3:04
21. Good Christian Kings 0:56
22. Burgundian Carol 4:37
23. Away In a Manger (French Version) 1:57



As folk music began losing market share to rock 'n' roll, its most popular young practitioners looked to find ways to evolve with the times. Joan Baez covered Bob Dylan and even added mild electric guitar to her 1965 album Farewell, Angelina. With 1966's Noel, she began working with composer Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach), who'd also orchestrate her next two albums of nonseasonal music. Here, Schickele adds harpsichords and strings as Baez runs through a largely solemn collection of Christmastime fare. "Deck the Halls" is the one spirited number, and it's done as a flute-led instrumental that's just 23 seconds long. Several brief instrumentals are scattered throughout the album. "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night" are sung in German, while an alternate take of "Away in a Manger," included among the six bonus tracks, is sung in French. Baez's soprano is a natural fit for "What Child Is This," considering it's set to the tune of the traditional English folk song "Greensleeves." Noel wasn't just an album of seasonal affection; it was a perfect way for Baez to introduce herself as a vocal stylist beyond genre