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by M Iafrate

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PROCEEDS FROM DOWNLOADS FROM NOW UNTIL EPIPHANY 2017 WILL GO TO THE APPALACHIAN PRISON BOOK PROJECT.

For more information, visit aprisonbookproject.wordpress.com.

Released in 2005 as a limited edition CD-R pressing of 50 discs for family and friends. Subsequently released for free download.

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released December 1, 2005

Each Winter As The Year Grows Older
(William & Annabeth Gay, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocals, acoustic guitars, melodicas, bells

O Holy Night
(Adolphe Adam, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocal, acoustic guitars, harmonica
Angela Iafrate - vocal

Away In A Manger
(traditional, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocal, acoustic guitar, banjo
Andrew Iafrate - vocal, mandolin

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
(words: anonymous, music: John Stainer, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocal, acoustic guitars, mandolins, melodicas, kazoos, bells

The Prince Of Peace
(Michael J. Iafrate)
M - vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, slide guitar, kazoos, tambourine, hand claps

Angels We Have Heard On High
(traditional, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocals, acoustic guitars, slide guitar, harmonica

Good King Wenceslas
(words: John Mason Neale, music: traditional, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, tambourine, bells

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
(John Lennon & Yoko Ono, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocals, guitar, bells

Silent Night
(Franz Gruber, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
(Irving Berlin, arr. M. Iafrate)
M - vocal, guitar

recorded: M Iafrate @ home studio, Nov. & Dec. 2005
mixed: M Iafrate
mastered: David Klug
pressed: Furnace MFG (www.furnacecd.com)
handmade cover art by Emily Iafrate
CD face design by M Iafrate
All songs traditional and in the public domain except:
Each Winter - (c) 1971 United Church Press
The Prince of Peace - (c) 2005 Michael J. Iafrate
Happy Xmas - (c) 1971 Lenono Music and Ono Music
White Christmas - (c) 1940, 1942 Irving Berlin

thanks: Emily, Ben, Andrew, Angie, Dave
contact: mikey@catholicanarchy.org
web: miafrate.catholicanarchy.org
this limited ed. release is FR011
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M Iafrate (& The Priesthood) Wheeling, West Virginia

Michael Iafrate's contemplative song-explorations are enriched by his training as a theologian—asking more questions than providing answers, commingling the worlds of flesh and spirit, and holding received images and traditions up to the light in respect, playfulness, and negation. RIYL Jason Molina, Neil Young, classic R.E.M., Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch, Townes Van Zandt, and Elephant Micah. ... more

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