Peter Furler Christmas Peter Furler feat. David Ian
- 1God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen03:13
- 2It Came Upon a Midnight Clear03:02
- 3We Three Kings02:46
- 4O Come, O Come Emmanuel02:07
- 5Spoken Word Ancient Writings02:54
- 6O Come All Ye Faithful02:52
- 7What Child Is This?03:00
- 8Spoken Word Christmas Story01:47
- 9The Little Drummer Boy03:31
- 10Silent Night03:26
Info for Peter Furler Christmas
From the traditional orchestration of ''O Come All Ye Faithful'' to the deconstructed ''O Come O Come Emmanuel'', the arrangements reflect a solemn respect for these timeless Christmas classics. For example, Furler’s introspective vocal delivery on ''We Three Kings'' coupled with haunting melodies of the Duduk (Indigenous Armenian wind instrument), reinvigorates the often dismissed Christmas carol. The signature vintage sound of David Ian stays true and develops as he draws from his own cultural background. This album equally suits a meditative evening by the fire, or a dinner party with family and friends.
Grammy Nominated Australian Singer-Songwriter, Peter Furler, delivers his debut Christmas record. He has over 7 million album sales to his credit alongside extensive worldwide touring throughout the course of his career. With an international perspective in mind, he collaborates with 2013 Wall Street Journal favorited, Canadian-born David Ian whose unique affinity for the Vintage Christmas sound reaches a new level. Using singers and musicians from around the world including America, Armenia, Lebanon, Russia, and South Africa, the artists bring you an unparalleled cultured Christmas experience ringing sounds of the holiday season from ancient past to present.
„People tend to love the Christmas season for so many reasons--the music is definitely one for many--but it's so often over-done and over-thought. Furler and Ian offer up some of most sung Christmas classics in a heartwarming and traditional manner. No matter what style of music you like, or if you like Christmas covers or originals better, it's likely that you'll find something to enjoy about this album...Simply put: The man knows what he's doing. Pick up Christmas and get in the holiday spirit a little early this year.“ (Michael Weaver, jesusfreakhideout.com)
Peter Furler, vocals
David Ian, piano
After 22 years as the main creative force behind Newsboys, followed by his 2011 solo success On Fire, Peter Furler could be excused if he'd decided to mellow out a bit or rest on his laurels. Instead, the writer behind 27 #1 radio singles has come back with one of the strongest albums of his career, Sun and Shield. Reteaming with longtime producer/lyricist Steve Taylor for the first time since Newsboys Gold-certified Adoration album, Sun and Shield finds Peter Furler Band -- featuring Dave Ghazarian (formerly of Superchick and Audio Adrenaline) on bass and Jeff Irizarry on drums -- combining an ambitious collection of new songs with a more muscular, band-driven sound that harkens back to the glory days of Take Me To Your Leader. Timed for release during this spring's tour with Third Day and Skillet, Sun and Shield is the sound of an artist at the peak of his creative powers.
This album contains no booklet.