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The Dawn of Grace

Sixpence None The RicherAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 14, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: La Face
  • ASIN: B001E5PPHS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,271 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Angels We Have Heard on High
2. The Last Christmas
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4. Silent Night
5. Riu Riu Chiu
6. Carol of the Bells
7. Christmas Island
8. River
9. Christmas for Two
10. Some Children See Him

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Collection of Christmas Songs October 16, 2008
By JoshiDx
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have always been impressed with Sixpence None the Richer's ability to put out quality albums, and when I heard that they would be putting out a Christmas album I was excited to hear the results. I was not disappointed. This album provides a nice mix of traditional and original songs, with fresh takes on some classics. "Silent Night" features Dan Haseltine from the band Jars of Clay singing response parts, creating a unique take on a song that has been recorded countless times through the years. "Riu Riu Chiu" is a traditional 16th century Spanish Christmas carol, and Leigh Nash performs it excellently in its original language. Those in addition to great original songs such as "The Last Christmas" and "Christmas for Two" make this is a great Christmas album from a very talented group. I definitely recommend giving it a listen.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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After their 2002 album "Divine Discontent" did not do as well commercially as hoped for, Sixpence None the Richer called is a day in 2003, and lead singer Leigh Nash and guitarist-songwriter Matt Slocum went their separate ways. Leigh released a decent solo album in 2006 ("Blue on Blue") but it clearly lacked the spark that Matt's songs have provided for her before. In 2008 the news circulated that Leigh and Matt were once again recording together, and this album is the first result from that.

"The Dawn of Grace" (10 tracks; 35 min.) is another one of what I'll call modern Christmas albums (more on that later). The album is a mix of traditional Christmas songs and newly written Christmas songs and covers. The album's opener "Angels We have Heard on High" is simply stunning, a lush audio landscape with Leigh's warm vocals, wow. It is followed by "The Last Christmas", penned by Matt, and it;s another favorite of mine on here. The only song on the first half of the album that misfires for me (and hence 'only' 4 stars for this album) is "Silent Night", one of those Christmas songs that is so well known that you really can't add anything creatively to it. The second half contains one more traditional song, the pleasant "Carol of the Bells". The album then closes out with 4 modern songs, including the deliciously tongue-in-cheek "Christmas Island" (reminding me of Over the Rhine), the Joni Mitchell cover "River" which is done beautifully, "Christmas for Two", co-written by Leigh, and the album closer "Come Children See Him", an obscure Christmas song form the 50s.

In all, I can't emphasize enough how I really like this album. At 35 min., it clips by in no time and you'll find yourself playing this again.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Glad I Bought This CD December 20, 2008
By Lisa J.
Format:Audio CD
I almost didn't purchase this. I love SNTR, but I just wasn't too much into Christmas this year. I'm so glad I changed my mind. The CD is just perfection - there's really nothing else to say.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this music December 12, 2008
By Lainey
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the better Christmas CD's out there right now, wish it had more songs though.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dawn of Grace March 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Outstanding effort by Sixpence None the Richer. Their take on Silent Night is the best I've ever heard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful album February 21, 2013
By Fay_way
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It is dificult to find a holiday album that is not just a rehash of old favorites. This album has some new offerings as well as the group's own interpretation of classic songs. I am pleased with my purchase and would buy more from this group. Way to go! :}
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5.0 out of 5 stars love... December 29, 2012
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gorgeous voice; great take on holiday tunes. Silent Night and The River are my faves. Discovered them on spotify...but had to buy the album and no regrets!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and unique! September 3, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Sixpence sings their personalized style of traditional songs such as "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "Silent Night" and have also written their own Christmas songs, such as "Christmas With You" and "Christmas Island." It is very cool to see modern artists compose their own Christmas music as opposed to just singing traditional songs in the traditionally heard ways. You will be very impressed with this Christmas album and will not be duplicating your Christmas music library. If you're like me, you could listen to Christmas music all year for how good the music makes you feel in loving our Lord. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars i hurt my throat singing
A good Christmas cd, a variety of types of music. Some songs I had never heard before. The cover says she's pretty.
Published 1 month ago by yellow113
5.0 out of 5 stars Sixpence None The Richer: The Dawn Of Grace
This is an awesome cd it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this cd are

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2. The Last Christmas
5. Riu Riu Chiu
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Published on June 7, 2012 by David
4.0 out of 5 stars Hoping for High-Spirited, But Pleased with the Mellows
I won't lie. I thought this would be a very different album. A few more classics. A few more new ones. And some songs that would really showcase Leigh Nash's vocal talents. Read more
Published on March 16, 2011 by Benjamin Archambault
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it, I like it
I absolutely love Christmas and the music surrounding this marvelous season of joy. Each year I start a search for a new Christmas CD to add to my collection. Read more
Published on December 25, 2009 by Timothy Iaconis
5.0 out of 5 stars No regrets purchase
If you liked Jars of Clay's "Christmas Songs" release, you will enjoy this release by Sixpence as well.
Published on December 1, 2009 by Andrew H
5.0 out of 5 stars small treasure
I bought this last year to add to my Christmas collection of background music for the holidays, and added it to my 300+ song selection rotation mix. Read more
Published on October 28, 2009 by Been There Done That
3.0 out of 5 stars some really good songs, but they can do better
I don't like to write this....
Sixpence have always been really good kids... they have made some great music... Read more
Published on May 17, 2009 by Joel D. Ealy
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