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Wishes (Holiday Album)
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Kenny G's 1999 Faith album was an unexpected triumph of content and creativity. The album was largely driven by the long "Millennium Mix" buried at the end of the CD--an inspired soundbyte tour of the last century's histor... more »
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Kenny G's 1999 Faith album was an unexpected triumph of content and creativity. The album was largely driven by the long "Millennium Mix" buried at the end of the CD--an inspired soundbyte tour of the last century's historical triumphs and tragedies, with the alto sax man playing "Auld Lang Syne" underneath, it's emotionally moving and timely. The Kenny G of Wishes lacks the vision he displayed with Faith. Among the 10 tracks, two secular medleys ("Frosty the Snowman"/"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Deck the Halls"/"The Twelve Days of Christmas") are matched by the sacred medley of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come All Ye Faithful," all marred by predictable arrangements. Finally, KG awkwardly revives "Millennium Mix" as "Auld Lang Syne (The Freedom Mix)"by simply adding some 2000 election, 9/11, and New Year celebration bits. --Martin Keller
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Reader on the Lake | 11/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This Kenny G holiday CD is not up to his normal high standards. First of all, there is only 38 minutes of music on this one, including an unnecessary rehash of Auld Lang Syne.Some holiday songs, like Deck the Halls and Frosty the Snowman, aren't meant to be jazzed up.This CD feels like a "I don't have much new material to put on a new holiday CD, but my contract says I have to" CD.Nonetheless, I still remain a big fan of Kenny G."
amysb2412 | NY | 11/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"JUST AS GOOD AS HIS LAST CHRISTMAS ALBUM. FULL OF WONDERFUL INSTRUMENTALS AND, OF COURSE, THE BEST TRACK OF ALL-THE LAST ONE. IF YOU LOVED HIS AULD LANG SYNE(MILLENIUM MIX), BE PREPARED TO LOVE HIS NEW MIX. JUST AS GOOD AS THE OLD, BUT UPDATED WITH THE LATEST NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SOME AUDIO WILL MAKE YOU SMILE, WHILE OTHERS BRING A TEAR TO THE EYE."
Kenny G does it again!!
Reader on the Lake | Oklahoma | 10/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent recording...the last track, Auld Lang Syne(Freedom Mix), is so moving...wait till you hear it! This song should get massive radio play during this difficult time in the northeast."