‘Anticipating Christmas’ is genuine and warm like a favourite winter sweater. Holiday melodies we know and love, sentimental favourites re-visited, thoughtful lyrics and evocative new compositions are all featured here.
Performed by Canadian musician Richard Knechtel, this Holiday collection will set the perfect mood for nights by the fire, entertaining friends, wrapping gifts, and celebrating all the good things during the festive time of year.
Richard’s distinctive mellow voice is supported by his dynamic rhythm guitar style interspersed with virtuoso harmonica playing.
Performing professionally since 1970, Richard plays 150 – 200 dates a year. He has now released 18 full-length albums on his Greentree Music label and is a prolific songwriter with more than 450 original songs to his credit.
'Anticipating Christmas’ is a welcome addition for fans of this talented musician and the ideal musical compliment for the Holiday Season.
04 - Blue Christmas - first recorded in 1948 then popularized by Elvis Presley, Knechtel puts a whole new spin on this Christmas classic.
03 - Thank You Mrs. Claus - for a Christmas chuckle...behing every good man. (mid-tempo)
07 - If Each Day Were Christmas - there can be peace on earth. (ballad)
06 - The Colours of Christmas – Celebration of Christmas. (up-tempo)
01 Winter Wonderland* – a wintertime favourite
02 I’ll Be Home for Christmas – family, friends and thoughts of home
03 Thank You Mrs. Claus* – a Christmas chuckle with a nod to the one who keeps Santa going
04 Blue Christmas – Knechtel puts a new spin on this 40’s song long associated with Elvis
05 Winter Walk* – dulcimer instrumental evoking a walk through the winter woods
06 The Colours of Christmas* – glory, glory the Christmas Season is here
07 If Each Day Were Christmas* – the peace, love and joy of Christmas
08 I Saw Three Ships* – a seasonal classic re-visited with a new spirit
09 Sleigh Ride – giddy-up and go....let’s go sleigh ridin’
10 The Christmas Song – one of the best-loved Christmas songs