Sweet Bells

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Sweet Bells
Studio album by Kate Rusby
Released 15 December 2008 (original)
9 November 2009 (re-release)
Genre Folk
Length 49:14
Label Pure Records
Producer Kate Rusby, Joe Rusby
Kate Rusby chronology
Awkward Annie
Sweet Bells
Make the Light
Alternative cover
The album's original cover.
The album's original cover.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Guardian 4/5 stars[1]

Sweet Bells is the first Christmas album by English contemporary folk musician Kate Rusby, released on 15 December 2008 on Pure Records. In November 2011, Rusby released a follow-up, entitled While Mortals Sleep (2011).

The album was re-released on 9 November 2009 featuring new cover artwork by Marie Mills.[2] Sweet Bells, the carol featured on the album, is a carol peculiar to Yorkshire, based on the carol While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night but with an alternative tune and extra lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here We Come A-Wassailing"
  2. "Sweet Bells"
  3. "Poor Old Horse"
  4. "Hark the Herald"
  5. "The Holly and the Ivy"
  6. "Hark, Hark, What News"
  7. "Candlemas Eve"
  8. "Hail Chime On"
  9. "Serving Girl's Holiday"
  10. "Awake Arise Good Christians"
  11. "The Miner's Dream of Home"