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|Nitty Gritty Dirt Band|
Genres: Country, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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One of the more traditional country Christmas albums
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 09/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Given the band's pedigree, you might expect a rocking Christmas album, but this is more of an easy listening traditional country album. There are no steel guitars and only a couple of tracks feature a fiddle, so this should appeal to a wider audience than just country fans.There is a good mix of familiar and new songs, but the standout track is One Christmas tree, about a couple who have separated or divorced. Their children have to split Christmas between them, but their wish is that everybody could get together again under one Christmas tree. It is a very sad song, but a reflection of the times in which we live.Colorado Christmas (written by Steve Goodman) is a song they originally recorded in 1983 for a various artists compilation titled A Christmas tradition, but they re-recorded it for this album.The other original songs (Christmas dinner, This Christmas morning and Love has brought him here) are brilliant. Of the old standards included here, I like We three kings and It came upon the midnight clear best, but that might be because the others have been covered much more frequently. Jingle bells is done as an instrumental.Overall, this is an excellent Christmas album - one of the best of it's kind."
Great Dirt Stuff
J. Hart | Oklahoma | 10/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like the Dirt Band, you will love this cd. This music is totally in keeping with their uniqueness as a band. The traditional songs are the weakest on the track, while the original songs are all great. One Christmas Tree and This Christmas Morning are even crankers, acoustic style. One of my most-listened-to Christmas cd's."
Dirt Band Christmas
J. Hart | 12/13/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The nitty gritty dirt band performs many christmas classics such as "we three kings" and "silent night". They provide their own country rendition to these classics especially "Jingle Bells". There are also a few new songs such as "Christmas Dinner" and "one Christmas tree".Each song is played in the dirt bands own unique style. They bring a freshness to such xmas standards as "We three kings" and "Jingle Bells". 3 1/2 stars."