RIP Pope Benedict XVI. Let’s remember his album.

Pope Benedict XVI, one of the few popes to ever resign (he stepped down voluntarily on February 28, 2013; no one had done anything like that in 600 years), has passed away at the age of 95. There are already plenty of obituaries, so I’m going to remember Benny for his 2009 Christmas album entitled Alma Mater which, I think, was recorded at Abbey Road It also comes in an expanded deluxe edition that includes a DVD.

It’s all in Latin, of course.

Don’t confuse this release with one called Pope Benedict by Pope Benedict. That’s a three-song demo by a grindcore band released in 2020.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “RIP Pope Benedict XVI. Let’s remember his album.

  • January 3, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    Hola soy de España y dear de Dimash desde hace mas de dos años para mi es el mejor y el mas educado lo adoro y lo admiro me encanta su musica y veo todos sus conciertos sueño algun dia con verlo en vivo gracias


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