Light of the Stable (album)

Last updated on 2 August 2017

Light of the Stable is a Christmas album by Emmylou Harris. It was originally released in 1979 by Warner Bros. Records but has since gone through several intervening releases. The 1992 Warner release was a remastered version of the original with a different album cover. The latest edition was released in 2004 by Rhino Records. It contains three newly recorded tracks in addition to remastered versions of the ten original tracks. Its cover came from the record sleeve of the original 45-rpm single version of "Light of the Stable" that was released in 1975. The title song featured harmony vocals from Neil Young, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

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1992 album cover
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2004 album cover

Track listing

Original release

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Christmas Time's A-Coming" Tex Logan 2:51
2. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" Phillips Brooks, Lewis H. Redner 3:40
3. "Away in a Manger" (with Nancy Ahern) Martin Luther; arr. Jonathan E. Spillman 2:37
4. "Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes)" Rodney Crowell 3:18
5. "The First Noel" Traditional 2:40
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" Arthur L. Phipps 3:05
2. "Little Drummer Boy" Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone 4:02
3. "Golden Cradle" (with Nancy Ahern) Traditional; arr. Nancy Ahern 2:05
4. "Silent Night" Josef Mohr, Franz Gruber; arr. Brian Ahern 3:33
5. "Light of the Stable" Steven Rhymer, Elizabeth Rhymer 2:29

2004 expanded version

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Christmas Time's A-Coming" Tex Logan 2:51
2. "O Little Town of Bethlehem" Phillips Brooks. Lewis H. Redner 3:40
3. "Away in a Manger" (with Nancy Ahern) Martin Luther; arr. Jonathan E. Spillman 2:37
4. "Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes)" Rodney Crowell 3:18
5. "The First Noel" Traditional 2:40
6. "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" Arthur L. Phipps 3:05
7. "Little Drummer Boy" Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone 4:02
8. "There's a Light" (new track) Beth Nielsen Chapman 2:54
9. "Cherry Tree Carol" (new track) Traditional/arr. Kate McGarrigle/Anna McGarrigle 3:33
10. "Golden Cradle" (with Nancy Ahern) Traditional/arr. Nancy Ahern 2:05
11. "Silent Night" Josef Mohr, Franz Gruber; arr. Brian Ahern 3:33
12. "Man Is an Island" (new track) Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle 4:45
13. "Light of the Stable" Steven Rhymer, Elizabeth Rhymer 2:29

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Light of the Stable at AllMusic

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