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25th Day of Christmas
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
The only Christmas album ever recorded by this much-loved--and tragically short-lived--singer contains some of his most majestic vocal performances, spotlighting qualities only hinted at on his pop releases. The disc--augm... more »
The only Christmas album ever recorded by this much-loved--and tragically short-lived--singer contains some of his most majestic vocal performances, spotlighting qualities only hinted at on his pop releases. The disc--augmented for CD release by the never-before-released "Christmas Auld Lang Syne"--is given over largely to traditional hymns that bring the season's spiritual meaning to the fore. Darin performs pristine versions of "Ave Maria," "Holy Holy Holy," and a brace of other sanctified songs, punctuating the proceedings with renditions of more uptempo gospel-flavored numbers like "Go Tell It on the Mountain." Ideal Christmas morning listening for the whole family. --David Sprague
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The Best Ever Christmas Album
christinagi | Richmond, VA United States | 11/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I hope that one day this Christmas album receives it's due. This is not Bobby Darrin "Splish-Splashing" through light-weight Christmas fare. This is A+ arrangement and performance of Christmas standard and not so standard songs that delivers a marvelous balance of tradition and freshness. You will not feel as though your listening to a Christmas Album designed to make a gratuitous appearance on the music shop's Christmas rack. This album was made soley to capture the spirit of Christmas in music. Holiday classics, like "Silent Night", "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" are treated with taste and a reverence not typically associated with Darrin. The songs are interpreted as a testimony to the words and spirit, unlike many renditions where the artist tries to become larger than the work, or use the holiday pieces as a showplace for vocal gymnastics. "Child of God", "Jehovah Hallelujah", and "Mary, Where is your Baby" are incredible upbeat celebrations that will find you humming along during the first listen, although you may never have heard these tunes before. And I assure you, after you've heard this version of "Go Tell it on the Mountain", all other versions will sound wrong forever after. This album will stand up to any Classic Christmas album, including Nat, Frank and Bing."
The Ultimate Christmas Album
Kelli N. | Texas | 12/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album showcases the true meaning of Christmas, in a sincere, reverential way. Each song is performed beautifully, with total respect to the holiday season. I listen to it all year long. I rank this album alongside Mahalia Jackson's, proving once again that Bobby Darin could successfully master all kinds of music. The best Christmas album ever made!"
An Unusual Christmas CD
Dawn M. Martin | Maryland, USA | 12/27/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some folks may have a problem with the mixture of songs on this disc. I personally don't. Darin's handling of some of the more serious holiday standards is with complete reverence. His rendition of Silent Night has some very moving vocals and I'm not what one would consider a religious person. Right along side of the standards are obscure spirituals. Jehovah Hallelujah and Child of God are two of which. They're great fun to sing along with and imagine yourself as part of the choir. This is a Christmas album that you just don't see everywhere and that's really a shame because it's so darn good. Mr. Darin's Chrismas Auld Lang Syne is of a classic caliber and really should be playing over those store PAs right along with Bing Crosby's White Christmas and Elvis Presley's Blue Christmas. And if I had my druthers, it would be."