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Holly & Ivy
Natalie Cole
Holly & Ivy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Natalie Cole
Title: Holly & Ivy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 6
Label: Elektra / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1994
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Contemporary R&B, Soul, Quiet Storm, Opera & Classical Vocal, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075596170420

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Classic Christmas
Bruce Aguilar | Hollywood, CA | 11/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm so impressed with this CD! From the jazzy, 'Jingle Bells' and gospel 'Joy To The World' to the quiet and silmple 'Silent Night', Natalie Cole does an incredible job of interpreting these songs in a way that makes them feel classic and contempory at the same time. It finds that impossible balance of not sounding new or old, but just like it has always been. If you want a classic sounding Christmas CD that's isn't refferential, then you can do no better than THE HOLY & THE IVY! You'll also get to hear lesser heard songs like 'The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot' and 'The Holy and the Ivy' get the star tratment."
Neal C. Reynolds | Indianapolis, Indiana | 12/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All of the songs are great on this, but Natalie's gospel like "Joy To The World" is the most rousing and uninhibitedly joyful rendition I've heard. I won't say it's the best, because there are several outstanding recordings of the carol, each of which bring out different perspectives. But this one is guaranteed to lift anybody's spirits. The CD starts on a joyful note, and on the very first cut, you might find yourself singing "Jingle Bells" right along with her. However, she will touch your heart with her soft rendering of "Silent Night" and "The First Noel" among others. Two of the songs are closely identified, of course, with her father: The sentimental "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot" and "The Christmas Song". Both are very beautifully presented here.This is an essential Christmas CD."
A must-have for your Holiday collection
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I half-expected this to be a holiday version of Unforgettable. Not that that would have been a bad thing since Unforgettable was such a good collection. Instead, what Natalie has done is used her beautiful voice and some great arrangements to make standard holiday tunes her very own. Her Joy To The World is so uplifting and spiritual that you just wish it would go on forever. The fact that she did go back and use older holiday standards is great--but they don't sound old and, I doubt, they'll ever sound dated. She has created a classic that can proudly sit next to her father's Christmas collection."