Christmas in Middle​-​Earth

by Brendan Dalton and the 1740 Boys Choir

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about

Christmas in Middle-Earth is the culmination of 8 years' efforts and fandom. It started as occasional demos released online every year or so. During the quarantine in 2020, the fictional band teamed up to refine, rerecord, remix, and remaster the entire album, topping it off with its final tune.

Written and recorded in various apartments and home studios all over the East Coast from 2012 to 2020, the project has had extremely generous contributions from true musical virtuosos and LOTR fans alike.

Please note this is pure parody, and pure tribute to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, every single person who worked on the films, and the magnificently beautiful score written by Howard Shore.

We hope it brings you joy. ​"May It be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

credits

released November 27, 2020

ALBUM CREDITS

MUSIC AND LYRICS
WRITTEN, ARRANGED, PERFORMED, SUNG, AND PRODUCED BY Brendan Dalton

ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY Evan Hall on 1, 3

RECORDED AND MIXED BY Brendan Dalton

ADDITIONAL RECORDING AND MIXING BY Mark Frankel and Rion Smith

MASTERED BY Mark Frankel at Nearfield

WITH

BRENDAN DALTON Piano, Guitar, Lead Vocals, Trumpet, Accordion, Keyboard, Percussion

AND (THANKFULLY) THE 1740 BOYS CHOIR

ALEX CURRAN Violin on 3
MARK FRANKEL Drums and Percussion on 1, 3, 4, 7, 10
ANDREW GOEBEL Vocals on 2
EVAN HALL Vocals on 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, Guitar on 1, 3, 7, 8
LARRY HEINEMANN Bass on 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10
PATRICK KAPP Electric Guitar and Organ on 1
PHILIP MAYER Percussion on 7
ASH MCNAIR Vocals on 3
RION SMITH Drums and Percussion on 2, 5, 8, 9, Bass on 2, 5

A HUGE AMOUNT OF THANKS to the following humans for their contributions in development, performance, and general support throughout the years:

Alex Curran, Evan Hall, Bill Buse, Andrew Goebel, Emory Cohen, Tom Costello, AJ Ditty, Jacob Brandt, Phil Feldman, Ash McNair, Jake Beckhard, Patrick Kapp, Jake Ahlquist, Tyler Schwartz, Kerry Gilbert, Alex Riad, Adam Roberts, Philip Mayer, Rion Smith, Larry Heinemann, Mark Frankel.

This album is lovingly dedicated to Alex Curran. Thank you for putting up with all this nonsense for so long. At long last, it is finished.

For now.

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