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Excellent holiday album!
on January 15, 2014
I had already liked this album, having owned it in the CD version. The music goes down like smooth, hot-buttered rum. The Transfer are in great form here, and their renditions bring to mind the holiday music we used to listen to from the past--they do not try to do anything crazy with the arrangements, and do not slaughter the songs like so many recent artists do. "Snowfall", the lead-off track, is likely my favorite of the whole album. Tony Bennett even makes an appearance! Musically, it is a holiday classic.
The sonics of the SACD edge out the CD, with the listener being rewarded with a warmer, more musical sound without the "edge" of low-resolution CD digital. As there are few left, grab this SACD if you see it! And keep in mind that it is indeed a single layer disc--there is no CD layer, so you will still need to hold onto your CD if you plan on using it anywhere else than in your SACD player.