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Yet Another Holy Night


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Leon

 Genre: Holiday

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A good friend wanted me to sing my own version and vocal style of her favorite holiday song "O Holy Night" using this karaoke background. It is very humbling to post this alongside the masterpieces from Ms Chaos and Thetiler among others, but what's a nice guy supposed to do but say yes! :)

I've been missing in action for the past few months, and so sorry for this rather un-original submission, although I should say there was a lot of effort put into the vocal arrangements to make it sound unique... I've just been too busy to come up with something new lately. Nonetheless, here's wishing merry Christmas to all the great musicians at Macjams!
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Lyrics
O Holy Night Lyrics

The words and lyrics of the old carol 'O Holy Night' were written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847. Cappeau was a wine seller by trade but was asked by the parish priest to write a poem for Christmas. He obliged and wrote the beautiful words of the hymn. He then realised that it should have music to accompany the words and he approached his friend Adolphe Charles Adams(1803-1856). He agreed and the music for the poem was therefore composed by Adolphe Charles Adams. Adolphe had attended the Paris conservatoire and forged a brilliant career as a composer. It was translated into English by John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893).

*I Googled this information and was surprised to learn that the lyrics of the the modern version we hear make up only one third of the complete poem which this song was based on. Maybe, I should make another version using the lyrics from the un-used second and third verses, or place them in some of the intermission/breaks here.
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Uploaded: Dec 17, 2006 - 12:00:49 AM
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2006 - 05:06:52 PM Last Played: Dec 02, 2018 - 02:35:02 PM
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Comments
Alannah said 4380 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Leon Boyfriend ....
..... I am so glad I am not the ONLY one on here who .... eeeeek .. um OOOOPS ... sort of broke some rules and put a karaoke thing up .... I got busted by the Macjams police !!!! WEll not the REAL Macjams Police ... just .. nevermind ... I LUV your version of OH HOLY NIGHT ! Have a GREAT Holiday SEASON !!!!! Way to hit those HIGH notes !
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Leon said 4380 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Hey Alannah Sweetie!
I hear you a already have a second and third boyfriend at Second Life, so where does that leave me? LOL! I'm back in action after a brief hiatus, so it's awesome to hear from you as the first reviewer of this song. I just listened to your last two songs (awesome!) and will be writing my comments soon.

As regards copyrights, this song has been in existence for more than a hundred years so it is in the public domain. In Europe, songs older than 50 yrs old lose thier copyright (95 years for USA), so I think your Christmas song is pretty much in that category already. And since it is a karaoke background I purchased and not the original soundtrack, it is implicit that vocals have to be laid on it and public performance is allowed if not for profit. If I am not mistaken, there is a tiny nominal fee to use background music for current copyrighted songs when used in bars/lounges, but honestly I have never heard that done by karaoke operators. So there... that should make both of us feel better. And what the heck... it's Christmas. The virtual police can put you on a virtual jail... sounds fun... like a Third Life he-he! :D. Thanks again for your appreciation of this song and merry Christmas!

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jesushairdo said 4380 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
hey Leoooon!!
how you been mate? getting ready for christmas?
fortunately or unfortunately, i really didnt know this song before, so i enjoyed this as really fresh new song. downloaded immediately. i think this is one of your top top performances. great great vocals. you should be on stage singing musicals, man! seriously! awesome! happy holidays!
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Leon said 4380 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Jesuuuuus!!!
Jes, if you didn't know this song, you should strike out Jesus from your name LOL! Oh, maybe you've heard it before, but in Japanese. It's one of the oldest and most popular holiday songs, and there are at least half a dozen versions current intrepretations in Macjams (see Miss Chaos and TheTiler, for two outstanding versions!). I am humbled to even post this alongside their great masterpieces, but I thought this is different since it is a vocal rendition. It did put my vocal abilities to the test! Thanks for your very positive feedback. wish I could perform on stage, but I think I can't turn back from my chosen career path already. But music will always be the BEST thing on the side for me!

I have been gone for a little while, so I will try to catch up with listening to your awesome new songs! Merry Christmas, dude!

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Mcboy said 4379 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
i get goose bumps man......
from your voice.......love the passionate treatment........u sing like its your last day on earth........man o man.....bravo!....merry christmas.....peace....
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Leon said 4378 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Thanks!
Always a pleasure and honor to get some positive remarks from THE Macboy!

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MissChaos said 4379 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
yeah, that's my jaw on the floor
Leon! Where on earth have you been? I think I mentioned you in a "MIA Macjammers" forum post a few days back. So glad to see you back -- and with a vengeance! Wow! To steal a Boris the Bull joke, you should have called this "O Holy Leon Gots Pipes!"

Seriously, though. I have to be honest, I listened to your other version (ahem, before you deleted it and uploaded this one instead)... and I loved that one too. It had different backing music, no?

I hear a hint of Aaron Neville in this. Amazing vocal gift you have. Feel free to sing over mine if you'd like. You may have to transpose it though (not sure you can hit my high notes) :-)

Happy Holidays!
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Leon said 4378 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Thanks so much, Ms C.
I always feel giddy when I get some praise from musicians I admire a lot :D Truly, I am so pleased and honored to be in the company of the great musicians here at Macjams and getting feedback from them. Also, thanks for missing me!!!

Your instrumental version is now in the pantheon of Macjams greatest hits, so it will be a very tall order to lay vocals on that! But thanks for the generous offer and the thought that I'm deserving to even sing over it.

As regards the earlier version I posted, I realized that the backing music is copyrighted material whereas this one is okay as it is intended for vocal performance. But I really loved that one, too. It is more laid back and less dramatic, but has a more serene quality to it.

Have a great Christmas, Miss C!

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jiguma said 4379 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Talk about angels' voices!
You still have that outstanding voice Leon - I'm amazed at your range and power. Thanks for this,
Neil
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Leon said 4378 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Thanks, Neil!
How's Christmas in Australia? I suppose you don't sing of White Christmas there, do you?

Thanks for your appreciation of this song. I am hoping to compose a song sometime soon where my voice does not take up the whole stage. He-he! I think the song demands power and passion, but I do have admiration for simpler renditions as well.

Merry Christmas, Neil! Always a pleasure to have remarks from you.

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bug67 said 4379 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Wow!
Spectacular voice. Thanks for posting this.

Merry Christmas!
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said 4379 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Chills is it!
Thanks for this!!

. - Harold
Leon said 4378 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Thanks, Harold!
Thanks for your post in the forum about Christmas compilation CD. And I get to be the first song on CD number 3! (grin). I like that :-) Truly, you just did everyone a good service for creating that list!

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said 4378 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Whew!
Outstanding vocals! I'm listening on my Powerbook speakers and this sounds great. Your vocals have such power and emotion. Thanks for posting this!
Leon said 4378 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Thanks, Mikey!
I am still hoping to find time to collaborate with you someday on an original project. I am hoping I won't be too busy this coming year so I can indulge in some collaborations. If you have have some beat/drum tracks with an idea of melody and vocals, let me know!

Thanks for your appreciation and merry Christmas!

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BranDaMan said 4377 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Amazing!!
oh boy can you sing! This really brings out the magic in you. You sing with such emotion and passion. Such a powerful voice, you really deserve to hit the big time, you've certainly got the talent and passion for it. Bravo. Have a wonderful holiday!
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Leon said 4377 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Merry Christmas, Brandon!
Thanks for that generous assessment of this effort. I have always wanted to sing this song as it has so much feelings and passion in it. On a normal day, this song is really tough to sing, but I think my voice cooperated the day I recorded it. Thanks, Bran, and hope to complete our next collab soon...maybe after the holiday hustle and bustle has quieted down a bit.

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Sumo Sisters said 4377 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Very touching vocal
This is superb! At first my ears loved your sexy voice, then as the song goes it made my eyes tearing from your passionate and touching vocals.
Surely you have a gifted voice and you know how to make the best use of it. I downloaded this for my Christmas trip to snow mountain.
Happy Holidays to you. Thank you.

Aya
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Leon said 4377 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Hi Aya!
Can you be my new friend here, and your sister, too? LOL. Just don't wrestle and break my leg, ha-ha!

Thanks for the praise. Feels awesome that somewhere out there in another corner of the world, someone is actually listening to and appreciating my Christmas song! You just made me smile this early morning!

By the way, love your songs, too! The Sumo Sisters are the new favs on my list.

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thoddi said 4376 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
beautiful
Man you can sing Leon.
It sure is great to be at MacJams. I wouldn't make music like I do if I hadn't been part of a place like this with such positive and including members.

Thank you for this gem, I'll have a copy if you don't mind:)
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ktb said 4376 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
pipes
you got em Leon. Nice take. I think someone already mentioned it, but you are a goosebump machine when you sing. Soul to spare
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Leon said 4373 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thanks, KTB!
I hope goosebumps for all the right reasons, ha-ha! Thanks for your appreciation of my voice. You, likewise, have the talent for instruments and production that I may never even come close to attaining, so the admiration is mutual!

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j2morrow said 4376 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
Leon
Great vocals, man. Really can tell this one was from the heart. Super job.
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Leon said 4373 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thanks!
Thanks for taking time to listen. I have the same admiration for your most recent song!

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echoroom said 4374 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Return of The Voice!
Leon - as far as I'm concerned you could hum the telephone directory, and it would be great - welcome back. This is, as always, a fantastic vocal - actually reminds me a little of Johnny Mathis in parts (and i love the spoken bit, Leon meets Elvis, thangyouverymuch).

You've got soul to spare, man - the world is waiting .... I hope your talent gets recognised in 2007.

Steve
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Leon said 4373 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Hi Steve!
Thanks for stopping by to listen to this little song! I wish I had the time to come up with something more original, but dang, it really has been busy. It was such a nice excuse to just sing and let my voice do the expessing.

I am looking forward to your next song! My wish for the new year: to develop and emulate your talent for great compositions and overall production and performance (But then again, I'm not British :-)

Merry Christmas, Steve, and wishing you a bright year ahead!

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mtriviso said 4241 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
Merry Christmas
Excellent.


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