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Christmas at Biltmore Estate
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
The big folk scare of the '60s produced one of the genre's clearest voices in Judy Collins, who popularized Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now and went on to become something of a mainstream diva. Truth be told, Collins was ne... more »
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The big folk scare of the '60s produced one of the genre's clearest voices in Judy Collins, who popularized Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now and went on to become something of a mainstream diva. Truth be told, Collins was never a true tie-dyed folkie: her voice wouldn't let her be. Collins's bell-like vocal grace and shimmering alto-soprano range belong more to the refined realm of art and classical music, and nowhere is this clearer than on Christmas at the Biltmore Estate. An intimate setting recorded live at an Asheville, North Carolina, mansion and a handful of traditional songs interspersed with Collins's brief reveries readily invite listeners to have a seat and warm themselves in this elegant performance. --Martin Keller
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Warm and nostalgic holiday tunes
Bryan | Seattle | 12/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A very warm set of holiday tunes from Judy, performed in a very special place. Judy's sometimes-nostalgic stage patter lends a little sadness to this set, but all in all it's a cheerful thing! I give this four stars rather than five only because I would have liked more 'adult' tunes rather than kids' favorites. Judy's other holiday CD, Come Rejoice, was beautifully produced but marred by some vocal problems. All in all, this is the better set."
This is an album the whole family enjoys.
Bryan | 11/10/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album has something of all members of the family, young and old alike. The arrangements are well done and the narrative is enlightening. Ms. Collins adds her own special touches"
Classic Christmas CD for the entire family!
Bryan | 11/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Christmas CD by Judy Collins is the BEST! My little niece asks me to play this CD for her every Christmas season! A CLASSIC! The choir is wonderful, Judy is FABULOUS and the Biltmore is a perfect setting for her concert. Enjoy the CD!"