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Because It's Christmas
Barry Manilow
Because It's Christmas
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

Anyone who has seen--or even heard--Barry Manilow live should know what to expect from this Christmas release. True to his persona, some of the songs are as kitschy as a roving-eye cat clock: the Andrews Sisters-esque chor...  more »

     
   

CD Details

All Artists: Barry Manilow
Title: Because It's Christmas
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Arista
Release Date: 8/15/1990
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078221864428

Synopsis

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Anyone who has seen--or even heard--Barry Manilow live should know what to expect from this Christmas release. True to his persona, some of the songs are as kitschy as a roving-eye cat clock: the Andrews Sisters-esque chorus of Manilow's spirited "Jingle Bells" may be a bit much for nonfans. The title track, however, is the singer at his Barry best, a touching, hold-your-honey-closer-type piano ballad that he really knows how to drive home. The standards are here too, including "The First Noel" and "Silent Night, Holy Night." But as his arrangement of "Jingle Bells" makes clear, there's never anything predictable with Barry Manilow, even when he's dealing with tradition. --Steve Gdula

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CD Reviews

One of the Best Christmas Albums Ever!
03/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I usually have a problem with "celebrity" Christmas albums because they tend to just be a cash-in on the holiday, but this one is different. For one thing, it's closer to a jazz album than a pop album, and it sounds warm and cozy. Great songs, wonderful guests, and a great finale - Barry & 39 overdubs doing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" that mixes Barry, the Carpenters, and the Beach Boys into one song! One of the best Christmas albums of all time!"
This CD is played for 30days after Thanksgiving
06/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The greatest Christmas CD out. I thought no one could come close to the Carpenders Christmas Album,but Barry does." The Christmas Song." who could sing this Mel Torme classic different,but Barry gives a fantastic reading." When the Meadow was Bloomin'" ,what a great song writen to the words of Johnny Mercer."The Bells of Christmas" is my favorite. Then the CD ends with,"Its just another New Years Eve," What a song. It can make you cry,but fill good about the New year comming."