On our six day of highlighting lesser known Christmas songs (or lesser known versions of standards), my selection is “Wizards in Winter” an instrumental track by Trans-Siberian Orchestra, from their 2004 album “The Lost Christmas Eve”. As fans know, TSO’s sound integrates progressive rock, symphonic metal, heavy metal, mixing it all together with a touch of classical music as well. Think of them as a more aggressive Mannheim Steamroller.
The Washington Post is quoted as saying that TSO is “an arena-rock juggernaut”, describing their music as “Pink Floyd meets Yes and the Who at Radio City Music Hall.”
Per Wikipedia, “Their path to success was unusual in that TSO is the first major rock band to go straight to theaters and arenas, having never played at a club, never having an opening act and never being an opening act.
For more information about Trans-Siberian Orchestra, please visit their website at Trans-Siberian Orchestra (trans-siberian.com)
If you’d like to listen to the playlist as it’s created this month, search for “An Underrated Christmas – 2020” on Spotify (I’ll add a direct link once more tracks are revealed).
Other Moteventurous Christmas Songs from this artist:
- CHRISTMAS EVE/SARAJEVO 12/24
- CHRISTMAS CANON
- CHRISTMAS JAZZ
- A STAR TO FOLLOW
- THE WORLD THAT HE SEES
As always, if there is a holiday song you want me to hear and/or highlight here, add it in the comments below. Enjoy your day!