Featuring Judy Collins, Patty Larkin, John Gorka and more! Fifteen years ago Christine Lavin used her rising star-power to assemble a lovely, literate anthology of contemporary folk songs reflecting the lamp-lit, dark-chocolate moods of winter. Its startling success, and the series of national tours it spawned, helped ignite a songwriter revival that is still going strong. The best testament to this warmhearted classics enduring importance is the large number of contributors still enjoying vital careers, helping to make our real lives sound like the stuff of ballads."-Scott Alarik This deluxe expanded edition includes digitally remastered tracks from the original album, newly re-recorded tracks, and many new tracks not on the original release. This compilation was dedicated to the late great Dave Van Ronk, and contains a recipe for spiked hot cider on the last page. Drink a toast to Van Ronk!"