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Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
You haven't heard "Jingle Bells" until you've heard Barbra Streisand's version. Sounding more like a bebop Santa on A Christmas Album's rousing opening track, Streisand keenly races through the stanzas, toying with the wor... more »
You haven't heard "Jingle Bells" until you've heard Barbra Streisand's version. Sounding more like a bebop Santa on A Christmas Album's rousing opening track, Streisand keenly races through the stanzas, toying with the words, pushing the song's tempos, and generally having a lot of fun. After that, she gets down to the more serious side of holiday offerings, with tracks that include "My Favorite Things," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night," "The Christmas Song," and others. At times this world-class singer can bowl you over with her range, sensuality, and emotion, and when she visits "Ave Maria" or closes with "The Lord's Prayer," it's easy to see why this is one singular Streisand record that has traveled so well for so many years. A classy classic. --Martin Keller
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Is not christmas without it !!!
Michelle | Hartford,Ct.U.S.A. | 06/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is said that Babs recorded this record while having a cold simply because it was due, they couldn't wait any longer, well let me tell you it was a heaven sent cold if you will because that is exactly what she sounds like just like an angel I have every single cd available from Babs and like many people I like her younger voice better but for whatever the reason cold or not never before neither after did she ever sounded so beautiful as she does in this cd. HER ABSOLUTE BEST !!!!"
Terry Richard | Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada | 10/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Barbra Steisand released "A Christmas Album" in 1967 and it has become one of her biggest selling albums in her catalogue being certified 5X Platinum. The album is also one of the biggest selling Christmas CD's out there. I always feel the Holidays don't start until I put Barbra and "A Christmas Album" on my CD player and once I hear that marvelous voice and those wonderful songs I know Christmas has finally arrived. Barbra released another Holiday package of music called "Christmas Memories" in the 2000's, but "A Christmas Album" is far superior. Barbra is in fine form and her voice is at its peak. The song list is wonderful ranging from Barbra's own arrangement of "Jingle Bells" to the finale of "The Lord's Prayer". Other songs that are standouts are "Have Yourself A Merry little Christmas", " "The Christmas Song", " I Wonder As I wonder", and my personal favorite "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music". The cover picture is taken from Barbra's concert "A Happening In Central Park". In 1999 Columbia rereleased "A Christmas Album" with a new cover art, but I prefer the original."