is the sixth album and first Wintersong Christmas album by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, released in October 2006. It was produced by longtime collaborator Pierre Marchand and includes contributions from Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies. The album also includes a duet with  Jazz musician Diana Krall. In 2015, all songs from  Wintersong plus five more tracks were released as . The Classic Christmas Album
Track listing [ edit ]
A "sampler" CD exists, featuring similar artwork on a cardboard sleeve, which omits "Happy Xmas", "I'll Be Home for Christmas", "Song for a Winter's Night", and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
Singles [ edit ]
River" was released as a single from that album in September 2006. The song was performed in mid-October on  and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and reached #71 in the The Ellen DeGeneres Show Billboard Hot 100. McLachlan's video for "River" premiered on  Yahoo! music, on 1 November 2006.
Wintersong debuted on the album sales chart at number 42, selling about 20,000 copies in its first week. Billboard 200 The album later peaked at number 7 on the chart.  
Wintersong was also the best-selling holiday album of 2006 in the United States according to sales figures from Nielsen/SoundScan, with total sales of 759,000 copies that year. 
On 13 December 2007,
Wintersong was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments of one million copies in the U.S. In Canada, it has sold over 200,000 copies, and has been certified Double Platinum.  
On the week of 17 December 2011, the album re-entered the
Billboard 200 at number 195. 
Personnel [ edit ]
Sarah McLachlan: Vocals, Piano, Harp, Dobro 
Pierre Marchand: Keyboards, Programming, Synth Bass, Quartet Manipulations, Vienna Keyboard Strings
Jim Creeggan: Double Bass
Colin Cripps: Guitar, Dobro
Diana Krall: Piano on " Christmas Time Is Here".
Ashwin Sood: Drums, Percussion
Luke Doucet: Guitar Bill Dillon: Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bass
Bob Doige: Sleigh Bells
Daryl Johnson: Bass
Vince Mai: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Brian Minato: Bass
David Kershaw: Keyboards
David Sinclair: Guitar
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Certifications and sales [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Allmusic review
^ Blogcritics review
^ Entertainment Weekly review
^ Slant Magazine review
^ Katie Hasty (6 August 2006). "McLachlan Salutes Holiday Season On New CD". Billboard . Retrieved . 21 December 2006
^ Wintersong SarahMcLachlan.com Retrieved 18 May 2007
^ News SarahMcLachlan.com Retrieved 18 May 2007
^ a b Sarah McLachlan Billboard.com Retrieved 18 May 2007
^ Katie Hasty, "Diddy Scores First No. 1 Album In Nine Years", Billboard.com, 25 October 2006.
^ Artist chart history for Sarah McLachlan (albums), Billboard.com.
^ "Chart Watch Extra: Bring On Christmas!". Billboard . Retrieved . 16 December 2009
^ "RIAA Searchable Database - Gold & Platinum Certifications". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . 16 December 2010
^ CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications for January 2007 Archived 26 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 25 July 2007.
^ "Music Albums", Billboard.com, 8 December 2011.
^ AllMusic Allmusic.com Retrieved 18 May 2007
^ " Sarah McLachlan – Chart history" for Sarah McLachlan. Retrieved 24 November 2016. Billboard Canadian Albums Chart
^ "Sarah McLachlan – Chart history" for Sarah McLachlan. Retrieved 24 November 2016. Billboard 200
^ " Sarah McLachlan – Chart history" for Sarah McLachlan. Retrieved 24 November 2016. Billboard Top Holiday Albums
^ a b "Nielsen Music 2006 Year End Music Industry Report for Canada". Nielsen SoundScan. Archived from the original on 25 February 2007 . Retrieved . 24 November 2016
^ Paul Grein. "Chart Watch Extra: Bring On Christmas!". Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 11 December 2009 . Retrieved . 24 November 2016
^ "2007: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard . Retrieved . 24 November 2016
^ "Canadian album certifications – Sarah McLachlan – Wintersong". Music Canada . Retrieved . 26 October 2016
^ "American album certifications – Sarah Mc Lachlan – Wintersong". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . 26 October 2016 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
^ Keith Caulfield. "Sarah McLachlan Talks 'Challenge' of Making New Holiday Album & Secrets of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade". Billboard . Retrieved . 24 November 2016
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