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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Scott WeilandAudio CD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 24, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B005G4GKXG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,002 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year is a new collection of Christmas standards performed by Scott Weiland, front man for Stone Temple Pilots. In the spirit of the greatest holiday crooners, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year covers a variety of styles including big band swing, orchestrated ballads, reggae, bossa nova and more, all delivered with surprising ease by Scott Weiland.

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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice addition to your Christmas music collection December 6, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
I am reviewing this CD because I am annoyed at how the other "reviews" don't actually have much substance to them. If you are going to give it one star and make a joke about drugs, I can't take your review seriously.

I found this album to actually be very good. When I first listened to the audio samples I was unsure of how much I was going to like it, but I was pleasantly suprised. Here is my review....

Track 1 - The Christmas Song
Not bad, but not the best song. The vocals seem a little shakey at times, but the music is beautiful.

Track 2 - I'll Be Home For Christmas
This is my least favorite on the album. I give Weiland credit for trying to channel his inner Sinatra, but I think he should leave the crooning to Frank. The music arrangement is nice though.

Track 3 - White Christmas
Another song where Weiland tried to "croon". I felt like the vocals were a little too slow on this track. I don't think they matched the music (which is great).

Track 4 - Silent Night
I liked his take on this song! It is different and upbeat. It makes you feel like you are in Margaritaville for Christmas!

Track 5 - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Excellent!!! A nice rendition of a Christmas classic. Great vocals and lovely music. Reminds me of the Sinatra version. One of my favorites on this album.

Track 6 - What Child Is This
This has always been my favorite Christmas song. Weiland's sings this upbeat and different from how people usually sing it. It has a big band feel to it. A nice change-up from the 'traditional' version.

Track 7 - Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Lovely! Another song with a Jazzy/Big Band feel to it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it. November 25, 2011
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I was already expecting a holliday album with big band and jazz arrangements of Christmas classics. Because of that, I am really liking this album. I could see my some people would think otherwise, maybe it wasn't what they where expecting or something. If you want to hear Scott singing some rock songs, don't bother with this, listen to something from his past cataloge. If you want to hear him try his hand at something completely different from Velvet Revolver or STP, you may be in for a pleasent surprise.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dreaming of a Weiland Xmas? December 13, 2011
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There's a hidden track at the end of Scott Weiland's second solo CD, "Happy in Galoshes," called "Be Not Afraid." It's a tender Catholic hymn sung sincerely and beautifully by Weiland. Perhaps performing that surprise song was a musical direction that eventually led to "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," an entertaining Christmas CD from the front man of Stone Temple Pilots and formerly of Velvet Revolver.

Is this album nothing more than a lark by Weiland? His oddly sung, boozy-sounding low timbre on "I'll be Home for Christmas" and "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" suggest that it is. Luckily, though, there's enough here to spice up holiday cheer -- just drink some spiked eggnog and bring along an open mind. Mixing things up between old-timey-sounding standards at the start (think Bing Crosby) and his own eclectic influence later on (Christmas in the Caribbean, anyone?), Weiland is, if nothing else, an unpredictable artist who likes to take his fans in different directions.

If you're bored with the somber sound of the first few tracks, don't worry; the pace picks up halfway through. "Silent Night," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "What Child is This?" are all fun, well-done tracks, and Weiland is engaged and genuine as he croons them. My favorite tune is the jazzed-up "O Holy Night," which would have made for a great single.

Writing his own Christmas originals for a more personalized feel or selecting more obscure holiday tunes may have given Weiland more credibility; he's capable of creating or picking out good ones. To be sure, the world didn't need this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not traditional, but neither is Weiland December 3, 2011
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I really like this album. I must admit that I am both a Weiland fan and a huge Christmas buff so it would be hard for me not to like this album. Regardless, I don't think you can argue that vocal-wise he sounds pretty good. What might throw some people is that there are many "artistic liberties" taken and many songs are not in their traditional form (yes, reggae "O Holy Night" and "Silent Night, as well as a jazzed up "What Child is This?") but honestly, I'd much rather have Scott do something original than imitate something that's already been done. If I want to hear how The Drifters sang "White Christmas", I'll listen to The Drifters singing "White Christmas".
Nevertheless, there are several more traditional sounding songs on the album, such as "I'll be Home For Christmas", "The Christmas Song", "White Christmas" and of course must have IMO, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", though I liked the version he performed on Leno last year more.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A sincere attempt to channel Holiday magic from the past November 26, 2011
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As a fan of Scott's work with Stone Temple Pilots as well as his solo albums, I was intrigued when I found out he was putting together a holiday album a couple years ago. My album arrived promptly from Amazon yesterday and listened to it a couple times last night.

To the point: It is listenable, heartfelt and offbeat. It has that certain old charm from the past, a classic Christmas vibe that Scott was attempting to both recreate and also pay homage to. Even the cover art emulates the old albums from the 1950-60's, and Scott's liner notes make for best wishes of holiday cheer.

The vocals seem to be a bit shaky and off key at times, Weiland obviously didn't try to over gloss this with auto tune vocal enhancement effects. Instead, he tries to channel Bing Crosby in open, sincere delivery. It almost comes across as someone singing impromptu, while with family hanging out on Christmas evening, with all the liquid spirits and cheer. Don't expect the usual Weiland rasp or smooth Bowie tones you would expect from his other solo albums.

Musically, the album is nice. A couple classics are done in varied style, and overall this album will fit in great with my holiday gathering playlists.

Overall, this is a likable album with a slight Indie vibe, heartfelt, a little off key, but true to Weiland's intentions. Don't expect perfection here, but for some nice holiday covers with class, it rings sincere and honest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scott Weiland is such an amazing singer, this album was just...
Scott Weiland is such an amazing singer , this album was just unbelievable i love every song cant wait to get it in the mail , heard some of the songs before but wanted the CD,... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Kyle McGrath
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for me
Let me preface - I am a Stone Temple Pilots super fan. They are killer, and completely underrated. There have been few modern bands with as much range and diversity, and their... Read more
Published 4 months ago by KLR
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice change for Scott Weiland
It is nice to hear Scott Weiland show some diversity. I was pleasantly surprised by the songs and the styles he chose.
Published 4 months ago by Rory Karle
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT X-mas album!!!
I say 5 STARZ..just for the balls,
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A+ for effort!

THIS TOOK A BEATING sorta;(
and some flack ,
mainly that dorky slipknot singer ,
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Published 6 months ago by IGOR
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good Christmas album
I would recommend this album to anyone who loves Christmas music. It was very, very enjoyable. Many good standard songs.
Published 7 months ago by HarryF
1.0 out of 5 stars Yep. It's that bad.
Weiland is off key a great deal of the time. His vibrato is uneven. He can't pull this stuff off. This simply not his forté. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Would'e
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas album
The only reason this album only has 3 stars is because it's so radically different than what people expect from someone as hard-rockin' as Scott Weiland. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Matthew Hong
5.0 out of 5 stars Personally, I loved it! Even though not all the songs are lovable.
Very good album from the big named rock n' roll singer, Scott Weiland. His Christmas... I mean "Holiday" album doesn't bring much of anything new to the table. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Bradley M. Maravalli
3.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly what I expected
While it's exciting to have a Christmas album made by someone I actually like, I was surprised that there wasn't any original work. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Book Nymph
3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly interesting, but there's one caveat...
Being a huge fan of STP and Weiland's solo material, I felt like I had to buy this, even as a novelty. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jordan Gow
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