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Colors of Christmas
Various Artists
Colors of Christmas
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classical
 
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Some of R&B's top singers come together for this yuletide vocal celebration, featuring the estimable pipes of Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, Philip Bailey, and others. Backed by a fine jazz ensemble and orchestra under the dir...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Colors of Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Windham Hill Records
Original Release Date: 8/11/1998
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening, Soft Rock, Vocal Pop, Soul, Quiet Storm, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 019341136828

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Some of R&B's top singers come together for this yuletide vocal celebration, featuring the estimable pipes of Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, Philip Bailey, and others. Backed by a fine jazz ensemble and orchestra under the direction of producer Robbie Buchanan, Bryson opens the set with a croon-approved version of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and later duets soulfully with Roberta Flack on "The Gift." The funky "This Christmas" finds Jeffrey Osborne shimmying around melodic curves; and Bailey's harp-laden, almost Celtic take on "Silent Night" boasts his distinctive falsetto and preternatural vibrato. Sheena Easton wraps the album up (heh...) with a Buchanan arrangement of "The Lord's Prayer," which handles the profession of faith with suitable passion. --James Rotondi

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Melissa Manchester, Oleta Adams & Jeffrey Osborne Stand Out!
rwwillis1@worldnet.att.net | 10/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy this CD if only to hear Melissa Manchester's incredible rendition of "Breath of Heaven" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (a different arrangement than on her own Christmas CD)-- and also Oleta Adams' breathtaking "O Come All Ye Faithful." If you can get past Sheena Easton, it's a great CD -- although her duet with Jeffrey Osborne is palatable."
WISH FOR THIS ONE FOR XMAS!
rwwillis1@worldnet.att.net | Atlanta, GA | 07/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An excellent compilation, expecially Peabo Bryson's rendition of Born on Christmas Day and Phillip Bailey's classic style of singing. You will enjoy everything."
Wicked!
rwwillis1@worldnet.att.net | 05/16/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I thought this CD was really memorable, especially Philip Bailey's Silent Night and Sheena Easton's The Lord's Prayer. Lord only knows why these two aren't still topping the charts in the US."