Keith Emerson's "The Christmas Album"

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One of Gary's almost unknown guest appearances will be released again on CD after long years. It was originally recorded in 1982, but at the end of the day the album was released only in 1988, under the title "The Christmas Album". Although none of the LP or CD versions mentions Gary's name as a guest musician, Keith confirmed that he needed a guitarist and a drummer in a song, so he has asked Gary and his drummer at the time, Ian Paice. I wouldn't say that it is a must (unless if you are a collector of Gary Moore releases), but of course it can be a nice and interesting addition to your music collection, especially now in the Christmas season. The title of the album tells you everything about it really. Such a shame that as a composer, Keith only needed from Gary what we can hear on it. Keith has asked him, and he's helped. After you bought it and enjoyed the music, than placed the CD on the shelf, check out Don Airey's K2...

Release date: 7th December 2012
Label: Edel/Ear Music
Catalogue number: 0208447ERE

1. Troika
2. Variations On "O' Little Town Of Bethlehem"
3. We Three Kings
4. Snowman's Land
5. Captain Starship Christmas (featuring Gary Moore and Ian Paice)
6. Aria
7. I Saw Three Ships
8. Glorietta, Pt. 1
9. Glorietta, Pt. 2
10. Petites Litanies De Jesus
11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
12. Silent Night