Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Rebecca St James|
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Christian
Many Christian artists have Christmas albums these days, but not many like this one. St. James said she had two mottoes on this 1997 release: pray before everything, and try everything not tried before on a Christmas album... more »
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Many Christian artists have Christmas albums these days, but not many like this one. St. James said she had two mottoes on this 1997 release: pray before everything, and try everything not tried before on a Christmas album. Believe her. With a bold sense of adventure, producer Tedd T. lays in programmed tracks to provide moody and ethereal treatment that loosens age-old standards like "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," "One Small Child," and "O Holy Night." The method works best on the brilliant "Silent Night" and the rhythm-laced "O Come Emmanuel" but fails on the cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Happy Christmas," which was better left alone. The beautiful "A Cradle Prayer," with lyrics by St. James, ends with a tender and lifting spirit. --Michael Lyttle
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Rebecca H. (hufffamilylibrary) from CROSSVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 11/26/2010...
I really enjoyed this cd. It's a great one to add to your favorite holiday collection.
Erica F. from GILBERT, AZ
Reviewed on 2/23/2007...
Good Christmas album. Hardly used.
A unique twist to all your favorite carols + one to add
(5 out of 5 stars)
"She sets the traditional carols to different music styles. It really is very unique. I love "Silent Night". She hums the verses and sings the chorus. Somehow it makes you ponder the words & their meaning more. "A Cradle Prayer" is her own. Its so beautiful and worshipful. Here is the chorus: Jesus, I love You, my Lord, my Life. Where would I be without You? Here in the quiet, the still of the night, I am in awe of You"
A new twist to traditional Christmas music worth buying.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rebecca St.James has outdone herself again, this time with Christmas music.This album consists of the Christmas music we hear every year, with a new twist. One creative example of this is taking silent night and humming most of it! Of the whole album, the song that touches my heart the most is "A Cradle Prayer". This, the only original on the CD, is an inspiration and gives a soft hearted view of God as it would have been to be in Bethlehem the night of his birth.Rebecca St.James has a way with words and expresses her heart so genuinely. Definitely worth the price and a great item to add to your Christmas music collection."