Annie Lennox has announced she is releasing a digitally remastered version of her sixth solo album, A Christmas Cornucopia.

The 2020 re-issue of A Christmas Cornucopia will be released via Island Records on 20 November to mark its 10 year anniversary. It will feature a brand new, previously unreleased track, Dido’s Lament, a new tracklisting, and new artwork. 

“I’m absolutely delighted to be releasing the 10th Anniversary of A Christmas Cornucopia,” says Annie. “2020 has been an unprecedented year around the world… The carols on this album represent continuum – harking back to a time before modern technology, climate emergency, global pandemics, pollution, forest destruction, species extinction and all the challenges our world must urgently deal with in terms of crisis in sustainability. I hope this recording will at least offer some comfort and nostalgia, but also an awareness that political leaders, religious leaders and everyone around the world must face up to the question of how many more Christmasses we have left to spend on this blighted earth.”

The new song, Dido’s Lament, was written by Henry Purcell in the 17th century and has been arranged by Annie Lennox and Mike Stevens. It will be released as the lead single from the album on 10 November and will be accompanied by a music video (out 12 November). 

All proceeds earned from Annie’s original composition on the album, Universal Child, will be paid to The Annie Lennox Foundation. The Annie Lennox Foundation raises money for various charitable projects, primarily those supporting and educating women and children in Africa and people with HIV/Hepatitis C in Scotland.

 A Christmas Cornucopia 2020 re-issue – tracklisting

 

Vinyl:

A-Side

  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  2. The First Noel
  3. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  4. See Amid the Winters Snow
  5. Silent Night
  6. Universal Child

B-Side

  1. Angels From the Realms of Glory
  2. The Holly and the Ivy
  3. As Joseph Was a Walking
  4. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
  5. Lullay Lullay
  6. In the Bleak Midwinter 
  7. Dido’s Lament

 

CD:

  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  2. The First Noel
  3. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  4. See Amid the Winters Snow
  5. Silent Night
  6. Universal Child
  7. Dido’s Lament
  8. Angels From the Realms of Glory
  9. The Holly and the Ivy
  10. As Joseph Was a Walking
  11. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
  12. In the Bleak Midwinter
  13. Lullay Lullay

 

Streaming:

  1. Universal Child
  2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  3. Silent Night
  4. Angels From The Realms of Glory
  5. The First Noel
  6. Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  7. Dido’s Lament
  8. The Holly and the Ivy
  9. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
  10. In The Bleak Midwinter
  11. See Amid The Winter’s Snow
  12. Lullay Lullay
  13. As Joseph Was A Walking

 

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