Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
Holiday Music to Soothe the Savage Commuter
Gary N. Bowman | Gahanna, OH United States | 01/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up a cassette version of this album on an impulse buy at a deep discount store just before Thanksgiving 2003. It's funny how some of my most favorite music is acquired in this fashion. I nearly wore the tape out by Christmas! I am a sucker for syncopation, and the light, happy pizzicato counterpoint of "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" delighted me. I can't hear the track without wanting to move to the competing rhythms. Fortunately for me, I had this tape with me while stuck in a 2 1/2 Interstate traffic jam on a mid-December evening at rush hour. "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" kept me sane."We Three Kings" is also a wonderful arrangement...there just isn't a bad song on the entire album. V. Keith Mason is credited as the producer, arranger, and performer on the all-instrumental cassette I have under the Regency Music label (1993). The songs have a 'new age' and sometimes 'jazzy' feel and each is a showcase for a different style and mood. If there was ever anything like a Christmas Sandbox, Keith Mason was definitely playing in it, and from the sounds of it, having a blast!The CD version is on my list of "must haves" for next Christmas season and beyond."