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Old Time Christmas
Randy Travis
Old Time Christmas
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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Randy Travis's throaty baritone glows like the embers of a Yule log all year long, so this selection of old and new Christmas favorites is every bit as cozy as a rug and a hot toddy by the fire. The Nashville all-stars bac...  more »

      
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All Artists: Randy Travis
Title: Old Time Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 8/14/1989
Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Today's Country, Neotraditional, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992597227

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Randy Travis's throaty baritone glows like the embers of a Yule log all year long, so this selection of old and new Christmas favorites is every bit as cozy as a rug and a hot toddy by the fire. The Nashville all-stars backing him on this 1989 release make the classics (including Willie Nelson's oft-covered "Pretty Paper") sound sweet, but the real treats here are Travis's own "How Do I Wrap My Heart for Christmas" (co-written with hitmaker Paul Overstreet) and a pair of tunes that put an ironic twist on familiar titles, "Oh, What a Silent Night" and the wonderful "White Christmas Makes Me Blue." --Michael Ruby

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The greatest country Christmas album!
10/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The best country music Christmas CD I have ever heard. I have always been a fan of Randy Travis. During Christmas, this CD is continously being played on my stereo. I would recommend this album to anybody who likes Christmas music not just Randy Travis fans."
Best Country Christmas Album!
12/11/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Randy Travis is the most unappreciated artist in country today. Not since Hank Williams Sr has anyone been able to put so much heart and soul into his songs. Real country fans have got to appreciate his style, he's not a tag along to the "Young Country" fad today while essentially being of the same generation of artists like Garth who sing top 40 country. Even Christmas music illustrates his soulful style!"
A mellow traditional country Christmas album
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 11/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was recorded by Randy in the late eighties, at the peak of his popularity. It is a well-balanced mix of originals and standards - five of each.The five originals are made up of two sad songs of lost love (White Christmas makes me blue and Oh what a silent night) and three happy songs (How do I wrap my heart up for Christmas?, Old time Christmas and my favorite track on the album, Meet me under the mistletoe).The standards are well-chosen, including God rest ye merry gentlemen, perhaps the least-covered among them.Even the happy songs never rise above mid-tempo, although that's just the style of the album and it works well. This is not a Christmas party album, but it is great for those moments when you can relax around a warm fire (as suggested by the closing song)."