Amy Dagenais asked me if I wanted to collaborate sometime on a project. Immediately, I started writing a Christmas song, and she started playing with different carols and hymns. She drove down to Toronto, and we recorded both songs in a caffeine-fueled 24 hour session.
In the early 1900's, "O Come O Come Emmanuel" was translated from its original 800 AD Latin by an Anglican Priest establishing an orphanage and helping prostitutes leave the sex trade in Africa.
Through the magic of Christmas, this album is completely free. But, if you feel obliged to pay, 100% of it will be going to Operation Christmas Child to give less fortunate kids a present this year :)
released December 18, 2015
Amy Dagenais: Singing, making coffee
Tokyo Speirs: Singing, making everything else, mixing, mastering
John Mason Neale (1851): trans. original latin of "Veni, Veni, Emmanuel"
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