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|Peter Paul & Mary|
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop
One of the most successful folk groups of the 1960s ("Puff the Magic Dragon," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"), Peter, Paul & Mary reunited in 1978 and have pretty much continued playing together for people of all ages. ... more »
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One of the most successful folk groups of the 1960s ("Puff the Magic Dragon," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"), Peter, Paul & Mary reunited in 1978 and have pretty much continued playing together for people of all ages. This celebration is helped along by the New York Choral Society and includes many familiar Christmas songs. While none of them possess an extraordinary singing voice or dexterous musicianship, their talents combined make for a sound greater than the sum of its parts. Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" is their one concession to their success as topical performers. The rest is festive and often moving. --Rob O'Connor
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This is the album to listen to while trimming your tree
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 09/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Always a favorite holiday album, "A Holiday Celebration" has not only the warmly familiar harmonies of Peter, Paul and Mary, but also the vocal support of the New York Choral Society. This 1988 album was recorded live, which has always been the best way to listen to this particular trio of folk singers sing. Most importantly, this is a "holiday" album, which means it is not limited to just Christmas songs, but covers the entire spectrum of the season. There are conventional Christmas songs ("We Wish You A Merry Christmas"), religious songs ("O Come, O Come Emmanuel"), Jewish Songs ("Hayo, Haya"), Children's Songs ("The Friendly Beasts"), familiar poems set to music ("'Twas the Night Before Christmas"), old PP&M classics ("A Soalin'") and even the obligatory protest song ("Blowin' In the Wind"). Truly, there is something for everybody on this album. Mary Travers is featured on a beautiful song you have probably never heard before, "I Wonder As I Wander." This is just a lovely album and as soon as I listen to it each year I am in the mood for the holidays. This is also the first album I put on each year when it is time to trim the tree."
Favorite show but the audios's missing half the music
S. O'connell | Lakewood, CO USA | 12/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE this performance by PP&M!! It's probably my number one favorite; I even bought the video for all our 25 employees several years ago. ANd like many others, the video is the first thing I listen to come the winter holidays. But, I'm very disappointed that the cd/tape doesn't contain all the songs from the show. To me, it's almost not worth it buy the audio ... if you're familiar with the whole performance. I feel a bit cheated.... I want the whole show on audio!!!!!!!"
Holiday folk music at its 5 star best
Neal C. Reynolds | Indianapolis, Indiana | 12/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As pointed out by others, this is not solely Christmas, but honors the Jewish celebrations as well. In each song, there is a feeling of joyousness."We Wish You A Merry Christmas" is the one totally familiar song of the season here. Of course, "Blowing In The Wind" is totally familiar, but just not quite a Christmas song...however, it is so identifiable with the trio, that it fits in nicely as the last song."Light One Candle" is probably the most beautiful cut, but "Children, Go Where I Send Thee" is the most rousing and joyful one.This definitely is a must for a good Christmas collection."