Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Nat King Cole, Paul McCartney & Wings|
A Gift Of Christmas: A Superstar Celebration of Caring
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Miscellaneous, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classical
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Thomas R. from APOPKA, FL
Reviewed on 9/25/2009...
Did not get a chance to listen yet but the artists list looks like it should be a winner
Popular performers with their best Christmas recordings
Neal C. Reynolds | Indianapolis, Indiana | 12/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To be honest, when I first came across this CD, my thought was "What a mish-mash!" Combining such diverse performers as George Winston, Nsync, Placido Damingo, Kenny G, Judy Collins, etc. didn't sound workable to me. But after playing the album a number of times, I consider it one of the best if not the best anthology type collections of Christmas music I have. I doubt that anyone will enjoy every cut here, because the styles are so diverse. And yet, even those performers that I don't care for seemed listenable. I think that what makes it work so well is a combination of factors. First, each performer has a tremendous following and has had impact on the total music scene, whatever you think of the individual or group. Secondly, each selection represents the best or one of the best Christmas recordings by that performer. And then the cuts are nicely placed so they somehow fit. For instance, before listening, the placing of Etta James "Merry Christmas Baby" didn't sound fitting after Placido Domingo's "Ave Maria". And yet it worked, for me anyway. So what we have here basically is a collection of some of the best known and the most popular music makers of the past 50 years, each one expressing Christmas through a song fitting the individual style. There are "chestnuts" here, but each is sung by the singer you associate the song with, or at least fits. For instance, I certainly am no fan of NSYNC, and yet it this setting, I found myself quite appreciating their "It's Christmas". This, for me, makes for a great party record, but is also good Christmas listening at any time. Again, don't expect to like every cut, but on the other hand, you might find yourself enjoying cuts you didn't think you liked at all. All I can say is give this CD a try. Hopefully, you'll enjoy it as I do. If not, well, you're bound to enjoy part of it anyway."
Can't lose with this one....
J. Prindle | 12/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disc takes songs by some of history's greatest musicians and combines them with songs by the most talented artists of today. The combination is VERY enjoyable. I highly recommend this album."