Thursday, November 12, 2015

Light of Christmas Day

The Christmas movie Love the Coopers features an all star cast that includes Olivia Wilde, John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei and Ed Helms. Due for theatrical release tomorrow critics are giving it a moderate 6.6/10 rating on IMDB and rather sad 31% on Rotten Tomatoes.

While the cast is loaded with talent, the soundtrack features some significant talent on it's own. Grammy winning duo Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reunite to do a song, Light of Christmas Day, for the movie. It is the pairs first recording since the release of Raising Sand in the fall of 2007. Their tour in support of Raising Sand ended in the Spring of 2009,, and they have joined forces once since then, to perform at a Lead Belly tribute last April.

On his website, Plant says of the song, he and Krauss recorded it during a "... whistle stop in Nashville.. with my old accomplice... quick and fun... wow, she didn't say it's a Christmas song!"

Light of Christmas Day features the same laid back, beautifully harmonized style that featured heavily on Raising Sand. Fans of the album will l likely welcome this lovely holiday piece into the canon

The soundtrack also features songs by Bob Dylan, Sting, Nina Simone and the Otis Redding Christmas Classic Merry Christmas, Baby. It is available tomorrow.

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