"shades of Hank Mancini ~ Randy Edelman"
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 11/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Varese Records presents "Surviving Christmas", music from the film featuring Randy Edelman's score mixed with several songs from the past Holiday seasons...a list of some talented people Chet Atkins, Bing Crosby, Jose Feliciano, Judy Garland, Lou Rawls and Andy Williams.
A different sounding Holiday favorite is "HAPPY HOLIDAY", featuring Bing Crosby and a Beef Wellington remix, nothing is safe from today's energetic society during the shopping spree of the Holidays...but the highlights of this album is film composer Randy Edelman...the cues are simply from the Henry Mancini treasures of composing and arranging..."KISSED BY A SNOWFLAKE", can vision Hank Mancini sitting at the piano and a nearby serene fireplace beaming its warmth...wonderful orchestrations by Ralph Ferraro & Stuart Balcomb performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Newman Scoring Stage [20th Century Fox], performances of long ago when we were young and the world was less complicated...just the way we like it!
Total Time: 38:05 on 22 Tracks ~ Varese Records 66620 ~ (10/26/2004)"