Light of the Stable (album)

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Light of the Stable
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released November 1979
Genre Country, Christmas music
Length 30.20
Label Warner Bros. / Rhino
Producer Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Blue Kentucky Girl
(1979)
Light of the Stable
(1979)
Roses in the Snow
(1980)
1992 alternative Cover
1992 album cover
2004 alternative cover
2004 album cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  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[edit]

  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[edit]

  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)
  9. "Cherry Tree Carol" [new track] (Traditional/arr. Kate McGarrigle/Anna McGarrigle)
  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)
  13. "Light of the Stable" (Steven Rhymer/Elizabeth Rhymer) - 2:29

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