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50 Classic Hymns [3 CD] Box set

4.1 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra and other renown ensembles add a distinguished luster to 50 of the most revered hymns ever written. The superior sound on this 3-CD set will make your spirit swell.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 5, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Star Song
  • ASIN: B0011WMI3I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,217 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Following a brief instrumental intro, the first track of disc 1 starts with the London Philharmonic Chorus singing Amazing Grace in unison as if sung by a single voice. The second verse is in traditional four part harmony, with the entire choir keeping the same tone color. The voices of this British premier choir trained by the legendary John Alldis, is pure heaven. Unfortunately, almost half of the performances in this collection by various artists are far below this standard, including the entire third disc. Performers of some tracks sound like an ad hoc ensemble hired for one recording session.
About half of the tracks are medleys of several songs. Most of the time, only one verse is sung. Yet, the orchestra played lengthy introductions and interludes. I rather have less instrumental and more singing. After all, we bought it for the hymns.

Artists are compelled to be creative. However, their efforts on the 3rd disc to add contemporary arrangements only turned these timeless hymns into dated tunes. I doubt we will cherish this disc a decade from now. My wife and I love to sing along. But with the harmony changed, we cannot sing the traditional parts we grew to love. With the rhythm changed, there is no joy in following along.
Why do I still rate this album 4 stars? Because for the price of a single CD, you get almost two CDs of excellent renditions of our most beloved hymns. Hence, I entitled the review of this mix bag as "30 or so Classic Hymns".
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This is perhaps the best compilation of classic hymns on the market. The songs are beautifully arranged, and the artistic blend of choir and orchestra make this CD a must-have for listening on the road, at home, or at work. The lyrics come alive, and the listener is able to feel a spiritual closeness with our Savior Jesus Christ that will be relished time after time. I highly recommend this 3 CD set; and the price is a steal when considering the quality of the hymns.
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I just heard the CD's today and have listened to them several times already. I love the orchestra; it just makes you feel so alive and draws you closer to Jesus. It also brings back so many memories when you hear songs you haven't heard since you were a child. This set has become an instant favorite! I will be ordering several sets for Christmas gifts for family and friends. I would definitely recommend this selection to everyone.
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Not good at all. Arrangements are horrible, sometimes you may expect a hymn but instead you get just instrumental composition of it. Another time you actually get some singing but it is only first verse instead five. Of course, some hymns are song completely, And in all general quality of a sound is just absolutely horrible, don't get me wrong, people sing well, it is just it was recorded so poorly.
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I am not going to get into who is singing or whether the solo artist is overpowering (they're not) or critique every song. All I can say is that this is a really great CD for the money. It has a LOT of the Classic Hymns that I wanted on a CD and I searched for three weeks on Amazon for a decent, reasonably priced CD and decided to buy this one.

I am not disappointed and neither will you be. This is one of those that you probably sang when you were younger in your church.
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I purchased another CD from Amazon and it has the exact same recording on it. The performances are mediocre at best. The price was low enough that I did not return the CD; however, I was disappointed in it.
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Very poor sound quality, tinny annoying. For the trash heap waste of $$$$$ Sounded like re-recording of a bad recording!
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I had hoped by selecting "download" I would get mp3 files that I could selectively write to CDs. Not so, and Amazon doesn't give this info in advance. There should be a clear warning that the downloads can only be played using Amazon's app and cannot be played on standard CD players. If I knew how to return a downloaded product to get my money back, I would do so, and buy the CDs, which are cheaper anyway.
The actual product is ok.
Amazon's marketing is deceptive.
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