Tuesday, December 23, 2008

O COME O COME IMMANUEL
...by Sufjan Stevens

7 comments:

littlegal_66 said...

In the last 2 or 3 years, this has become my favorite Christmas song....(second is "O Holy Night.") This version is especially moving....thanks for posting.

SJ Camp said...

I agree. It is down-home and unvarnished. I love the simplicity of it and therefore the venerability of it as well.

Very powerful.
Campi

Derek Joseph said...

Campi, you're a Sufjan fan? Cool.

Carla said...

I just took a break from baking, cooking & cleaning to get ready for our big family dinner tomorrow - and sat down here to hear this. I love this song, and this was a really nice version. Thanks for posting this, Steve.

MadTownGuy said...

Speaking of Christmas music, Bob Bennett has just posted a new song on his website:
http://www.bob-bennett.com .
It's available for free download under the "Song of the Month" link at upper left. He calls it a 'demo recording,' but it sounds as good to me as any of the fully produced songs on his recent albums.

Back to Sufjan Stevens - he also did a recording of "Holy, Holy, Holy" that is just marvelous. It was also available for free at one time.

SJ Camp said...

Derek Joseph
Absolutely! Glad you noticed :-).

Nikaras said...

I love this rendition as well.