"The best Christmas record I can think of." ~ Stereo Review
"A simple, revealing album that will last through many winters." ~ The Washington Post
"A joyous reminder of what the season is all about." ~ The Boston Phoenix
This is the show that started it all: the original medieval Christmas Revels from which all their years of merry, musical mischief first began. A jovial king prepares his castle to make merry through dark midwinter, inviting his entire kingdom, from highest lord to humblest villager, to join the fun. All the Revels standards are here including Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" (read by public radio star Robert J. Lurtsema), and of course, "Lord of the Dance," marvelously sung by Revels founder John Langstaff.