Produced to benefit the Salvation Army.
North Coast Noel received rave reviews during the 2001 holiday season, as well as local commerical radio airplay! Get a copy of this excellent compilation while you still can. Our inital pressing of 1000 copies is nearly sold out! Get some great music while supporting the Salvation Army! Here are some recent customer reviews:
I must say that my favorites are #1 Little Drummer Boy and #5 We Three Kings. I had fun with Enter Snowman - although I admit that is not really my kind of music (yes, I am old - haha)
Thought I'd pass this along - my husband listened to it and when it was finished he said that there was a real gem in that CD - its We Three Kings. - Patti Cain, Akron, OH.
(2001 North Coast Noel Press Release)
HOLIDAY CD WILL BENEFIT SALVATION ARMY RELIEF FUND
Various Cleveland area artists joined together to donate their time to the production of "North Coast Noel", a compilation CD of traditional and popular holiday and Christmas music. The CD, which encompasses a variety of styles and genres, was produced in order to raise money for The Salvation Army World Trade Center Disaster Relief Fund.
More than 30 musicians converged on The 3rd Ear recording studio in Cleveland, OH between September 17 and November 7, to record eleven tracks. Two other tracks recorded at Cave Recording in NewYork were added later.
Kurt Tischer, owner of 3rd Ear, said the disc will be released under his own Rigel Records label.
"I've done other recordings for charity, but this production has really exceeded my expectations", says Tischer, "There is something for just about everyone on this recording, including folk, jazz, rock, reggae, and metal styles. It's a very interesting mix with a wealth of talented individuals. Everyone was very eager to contribute something to this project and I am very grateful for their participation."
Cleveland area artists in this compilation include Alexis Antes, Robin Stone, Rare Blend, Kurt Tischer (Temple 8, XOR).