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Genres: Country, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Trisha Yearwood's resonant voice is sweet, sultry, vulnerable, and ideally suited for the reverential standards, pop faves, and honky-tonkers that adorn this holiday collection. The Sweetest Gift's moderate arrangements co... more »
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Trisha Yearwood's resonant voice is sweet, sultry, vulnerable, and ideally suited for the reverential standards, pop faves, and honky-tonkers that adorn this holiday collection. The Sweetest Gift's moderate arrangements complement Yearwood's covers of "There's a New Kid in Town," Leiber and Stoller's "Santa Claus Is Back in Town," Hank Snow's "Reindeer Boogie," and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" The CD demonstrates why Yearwood is one of Nashville's superior talents. --Martin Keller
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A Christmas must-have!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great CD that combines some traditional, well known Christmas songs with some that I had not heard before. It really makes you stop and remember what Christmas is all about."
A splendid Christmas gift from Trisha Yearwood
Catherine S. Vodrey | East Liverpool, Ohio United States | 12/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Trisha Yearwood's "The Sweetest Gift" is indeed a sweet gift to the listener. Her gorgeously smooth and elastic voice is complemented by powerful interpretive gifts, and she puts both to use on this album. The album opens with "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," a 1934 tune that evokes the unknowableness of God--it's a treasure. The very next selection--"Reindeer Boogie" by the great Ernest Tubb--crashes headlong into some finger-poppin' good boogie music. It's a treat! "Take A Walk Through Bethlehem" is a contemporary tune that quietly asserts the strength of religious feeling in the sometimes-too-commercial Christmas season. It has a subtle gospel feel to it that's completely apt for the song. The Leiber and Stoller classic "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" is a riot--it has the propulsive rhythm and sexy delivery of a striptease, complemented by the subtle innuendos in the lyrics. It's a hoot, and a terrific song to boot."Away In A Manger" is quiet and sweet and calm--just as it should be. On "The Sweetest Gift"--a splendid 1942 song about a mother going to see her jailed son--Yearwood is backed by her sister, Beth Yearwood Bernard, and it's almost eerie how much they sound alike. What a great idea to use her sister on a song the two grew up singing together! All around a great album--give it a listen!"
The Sweetest Gift
Linda Schweizer | Arizona | 11/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a wonderful CD to add to your holiday collection. Some of the best loved holiday favorites done as only Trisha Yearwood can do them. Some of the others I had never heard before, but have come to love. I could listen to this CD over and over again."