Christmas Album 2 CD
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Media Type: CD
Title: VOL. 2-CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Street Release Date: 10/01/2000
Genre: XMAS VOCAL
Top Customer Reviews
There is a powerful, dual-language (English and Latin) presentation of O Come All Ye Faithful and a dramatic rendition of the Hallelujiah Chorus, including a full orchestra and vocal chorale.
The highlight of the album is a heartrendingly beautiful arrangement of the hard-to-find John Rutter classic Candlelight Carol. This single track is worth more than the cost of the entire album.
Whatever you do, DON'T buy this to stick in someone's Christmas Stocking! The moment it arrives, open the package, put the disc in your CD deck, and let Neil Diamond's musical magic brighten your Holiday Season!
Most of the others are sung in the good old fashioned traditional style--the way they were meant to be sung, if I may be so bold. The only song I don't really care for that much is "Deck the Halls/We Wish You a Merry Christmas". It seems to have a little of that musical style somewhat similar to his rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on volume 1. Except this one does not have as much of the "barbershop quartet" style to it. Whatever it is, it's an approach that Neil Diamond does not have the right voice for. But even that one is tolerable.
Overall, this is an excellent Christmas album which will not disappoint the average Christmas music enthusiast.
When I told my daughter that this second Christmas album was even better than his first she could hardly believe it, as Mr.Diamond's first one was so wonderful. This Christmas album is a "must have" for your Christmas music collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a classic, but not up to par with other neil diamond christmas albums.Published 6 months ago by chris volpe
Great oldie music! I have always loved Neil Diamond ~ this was a must!Published 16 months ago by pink
Neil Diamond puts his twist on classics and covers numerous genres in the process. Secular and sacred songs in rock, classical, barbershop, and other styles are featured. Read morePublished 17 months ago by G. Noland
Warm & wonderful - Neil's rich, distinctive voice with choirs, strings, symphonies, & children.Published 17 months ago by Genie S. Bernstein