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Drummer Boy
Jars of Clay
Drummer Boy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical, Christian
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All Artists: Jars of Clay
Title: Drummer Boy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Essential
Release Date: 11/25/1997
Album Type: EP
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical, Christian
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Adult Alternative, Opera & Classical Vocal, Pop & Contemporary, Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 083061005528, 012414249920

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Incredible Christmas CD!
zakvta | 01/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is wonderful although it was released twice. I personally prefer the original releasing which instead of "Little Drummer Boy" (Grinch mix) and "Blind" (Fluffy Sav mix) it had "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "He" (Acoustic). If you can I suggest you get the first release but I will comment on both.Both CDs have the extraordinary rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy" and a great instrumental "Wicker Baskets". I enjoy both songs immensely. "The Little Drummer Boy" is just done beautifully by Jars of Clay. It is awe-inspiring. The vocals are really superb and the music is incredible. "Wicker Baskets" is also a nice soothing song of reflection.Regarding this CD's songs, the remix of "Drummer Boy" is good as well. I enjoyed the original more but the remix does add some "spice" to the song with some great effects. I personally didn't like the "Blind" remix too much though. It isn't all bad but it didn't seem like it belonged on the CD.Now the original release of this CD had an excellent version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on it. The song had exceptional guitar work on it. Then there is the song that I think is the best out of both releases. "He" (acoustic) is just beautiful. It sounds magnificent and is very emotional and touching. Both releases are great and should be added to your personal CD library but if you can try and get the first release. I personally own both and enjoy them both very much."
Jars of Clay Unique Drumer Boy Tracks
Chad A. Lauterbach | Los Angeles, CA USA | 10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD was released twice with different songs. Both are outstanding CD's, but I actually prefer the older one (the 1995 release). You may want to check the auctions for it before buying this one. This CD (the 1997 release) has one of my favorite version of Blind (the fluffy sava mix, remixed by Scott Savage). It also contains a couple cool version of "Little Drummer Boy", very cool tracks around Christmas time. However the accoustic version of "He" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" make the older version are even cooler in my opinion. Both are great CD's, and must haves for Jars of Clay fans."
One in a million!
Abigail Welborn | Seattle | 11/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I must admit that I was somewhat biased in favor of this album before I bought it -- "Little Drummer Boy" is one of my fave Christmas songs and Jars is one of my fave bands. But it lived up to my expectations! The original version of "Drummer Boy" has a great bassline, one of the reasons I love Jars of Clay, and it adds a little rhythm to the song. The Grinch remix is one of the few remixes that's totally different but just as good. They take out most of the music and put in a lot of drums -- but it works! I'm a little confused about Amazon's EP, because the one I bought had "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "He (acoustic version)", while this has Blind and Wicker Baskets. By the one with "God Rest Ye" -- it's a beautiful arrangement that's only got a little muisc but a lot of pretty harmony. "He" I could take or leave; it's a little different. But I bought the EP for Drummer Boy, and I wasn't disappointed."