Singers and Songwriters Christmas Songs

Singers and Songwriters Christmas Songs

(Sony/Legacy)

First Appeared at The Music Box, January 2004, Volume 11, #1

Written by John Metzger

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There’s nothing particularly revelatory about any of the 18 tunes featured on Singers and Songwriters Christmas Songs, for each is delivered in as straight-forward a manner as possible. The performers included in the collection run the gamut from Rosanne Cash to Dan Fogelberg to Joan Baez, and each offers a holiday tune that is more precious than the last. Highlights include Willie Nelson’s delicate rendering of his own Pretty Paper, Emmylou Harris’ stunning version of Silent Night, and Art Garfunkel’s tender take on the hymn O Come All Ye Faithful. Even so, this set is too genteel for its own good, and as such, it is better suited to an evening of quiet reflection than one of excited celebration. starstar ½

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Of Further Interest...

Johnny Cash - Christmas with Johnny Cash

Celtic Woman - A Christmas Celebration

The Moody Blues - December

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Ratings

1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!

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