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|Phillips Craig & Dean|
Repeat the Sounding Joy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Christian
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April W. (mommyof2girls) from HENDERSONVLLE, NC
Reviewed on 8/9/2006...
Beautiful music...if you're a fan of this group, this CD is for you!
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS HAS NEVER SOUNDED BETTER
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 12/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's really sad to see that no one else has reviewed this absolutely wonderful Christmas collection. We have a tremendous collection of Christmas CD's, and this ranks as one of the best. The gentlemen sing with such conviction, passion, and most of all, they sing with joy. They are truly ministers of the word of Christ and their music exemplifies a vastly changing Christian music scene. Unlike many of their contemporaries, PCD combines secular and spiritual songs with such finesse and respect that the entire CD is spiritual in that it never forgets who the real "star" of this holiday is!
Opening with the perennial Gospel favorite "Go Tell It On the Mountain," teamed up with "Amen," the trio puts spirit and joy in this uplifting medley. Their next medley of "How Great Our Joy/Joy to the World" is likewise toe-tapping and inspirational. They soar on a dark, yet hopeful, version of the Advent tune, "O Come O Come Emmanuel." This beautiful song is often treated as mournful and forboding; this version truly captures the anticipation of a people desperately waiting for their saviour. Their treatment of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is fittingly nostalgic and touching. The addition of the 40's style radio is a nice touch. Bounce along with their wonderful interpretation of Leroy Anderson's classic "Sleigh Ride." Three of the CD's best cuts follow: the moving "Call His Name Jesus," the gorgeous tribute to the Virgin Mary called "Be It Unto Me," which parallels Mary's destiny with our own; and the joyful "The Kid in Me" which praises the wonders of the season that makes us all feel like kids again. Their teaming of the powerful "O Sanctissima" with the chorus from "O Holy Night" is awesome. And just when you thought the guys couldn't top themselves, they give us "The Chipmunk Song" as the finale. And are they ever having fun! We do, too, every time we listen to this remarkable CD. We never tire of hearing it, and it's message of love, peace, hope and Christmas joy is outstanding. If you like really good Christmas music with impeccable vocals, "Repeat the Sounding Joy" belongs in your collection."