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Christmas with Mario Lanza
Mario Lanza
Christmas with Mario Lanza
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical


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All Artists: Mario Lanza
Title: Christmas with Mario Lanza
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Victor
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 7/1/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Easy Listening, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078635642728, 035628642721, 828766565522

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If you love Christmas music, and love Mario Lanza- get this!
Rachel Howard | ocklawaha, Florida United States | 08/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mario Lanza has been gone for many years, but his heart and soul and magnificent voice makes him live in our hearts. This review is for those who have not heard the man, or may not have heard him in this kind of genre. Mario Lanza's voice was an intense lyric tenor, with strong baritonal colorings in the middle to lower part of his range. It was an often sweet sound, coupled with a clear diction that should be a model for any singer in any genre.Lanza seems to me to have had a deep and abiding affection for God, though I would scarcely think of him as a goody-two-shoes. He had the robust appetites of the common man and displayed them proudly- yet- listen to any of these selections and tell me he didn't believe in God. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing jumps out at the listener, as Lanza wraps his wonderful voice around the words and the very meaning of the words. He was capable of surpassing tenderness as well. There's a song here by Max Reger (I think!), The Virgin's Slumber Song, which is sung in an exquisite half voice. The sounds Lanza produces here are amazingly tender, bell-clear, sweet, and full of love. This song alone is worth the price of the album, but it is hardly the only one. Harpo Marx's Guardian Angels will touch your heart deeply. The descriptions here of a child's heavenly visions are enraptured, full of power, yet tender and yearning for the beauty that is, for the moment, out of reach.The sound preserved here is far better than the old LP that I owned and listened to for decades. It is free of the distortions that record was prone to. Lanza's voice is clear, clean, and distortion free. He was in fine voice for these sessions, and, for me, this preserves Lanza's best work. May God bless this mighty tenor, wherever he is."
A Christmas Classic
Steven K. Szmutko | EWING, NJ USA | 12/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a wonderful restoration of a timeless classic for anyone who loves Christmas music. Mario Lanza's magnificent voice complements perfectly the inspiring musical arrangements for listeners of all ages.Listening to this album brings back memories of childhood when a well-worn record was dutifully and lovingly played on Christmas mornings. One of my favorite selections is "Guardian Angels," a beautiful and haunting song composed by Harpo Marx. "O Holy Night" is a masterpiece and "Silent Night," "The Lord's Prayer" and "Ave Maria" are powerful. Each hymn is impeccably done; Mr. Lanza was truly an artist."
My all time favorite XMas CD
Rachel Howard | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Christmas with Mario Lanza has been my favorite Christmas CD for over ten years. I am quite a fan of Christmas music and have been exposed to alot of it thanks to working three Christmas seasons in a retail music store. Mario Lanza's CD still gets more playing time around the season than any other I own. A combination of truly great songs and that magnificent voice is unbeatable. His version of O Holy Night is the greatest I have ever heard."