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ZMR World Radio Top 10 - Dec 2014 / Jan 2015

At once neo-renaissance, new age, and something akin to blissed-out bluegrass... ★★★★★.
— Nick DeRiso, Something Else!
Their acoustic melodies are effervescent and energetic, but their original compositions and adaptations are truly amazing.
— RJ Lannan, Zone Music Reporter

Midwinter’s Night (2009) is Erwilian’s third full-length album, recorded live and released in December 2009. As the band set out on album #3, it became clear after numerous sessions in the studio that there was something about their “live” sound that was simply unattainable away from the live audience and the energy of a live concert. With this new inspiration, the band began compiling a list of the songs that best captured the visceral, organic sound of a live show.

The Winter-themed disc contains songs from Erwilian’s past, from "In Convivio" (Wood, Wind, & Wire, 2002) to "South Prairie Rain" (Renovata, 2005), as well as a hearty selection of never-before-released songs, including the hauntingly beautiful "Wandering" to the powerful "This Little Babe." Presented as a continuous live concert running just shy of 50 minutes, the album is complete with song introductions, applause, and audience interaction. As the band states in the album’s liner notes, they hope the collection of music will, “provide a spark of warmth for more than one midwinter’s night.”

In November 2014, Midwinter's Night became Erwilian's first album re-issue, with a remastered, non-continuous sequencing perfect for year-round enjoyment. By January 2015, the album became Erwilian's highest-charting album, peaking at #6 on the ZMR World Radio Top 100.