The sights, smells and sounds of a long-ago Christmas come to life in Dylan Thomas's reading of his classic tale. His wonderful recollection of a holiday in the seaside town of his youth is captured in a vivid performance; you'll want to make it part of your family's holiday tradition. This now-remastered collection also includes some of Thomas's most celebrated poems, including "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night."More
"Hearing Dylan Thomas read 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' is a listening experience of unadulterated pleasure." (Mass Media Newsletter)
"Thomas' deep, thunderous voice belies his sense of humor, which is amply evident." (AudioFile)
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An index of contents
There is a barely perceptible pause between the various pieces on this recording, so I'm providing an index for those who are looking for a particular one.
00:01 -- 20:48 A Child's Christmas in Wales
20:50 -- 25:53 Fern Hill
25:55 -- 26:28 Do Not Go Gentle
26:30 -- 44:21 In the White Giant's Thigh
44:23 -- 48:21 Ceremony After a Fire Raid
The sound quality of the recording is not as excellent as we have become used to with contemporary recordings, but the benefit of hearing Thomas's own rich voice is worth a little background fuzziness, in my opinion.
- Ruth Green
A Christmas Classic