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Originally formed a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the a cappella group has reassembled and reemerged after their video for 'The 12 Days of Christmas' became a phenomenon with almost 8 million views on YouTube. In an era when so much pop music is the product of digital processing and vocal pro-tooling, Straight No Chaser is the real deal- the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense...and with a sense of humor.
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This one I selected for this year and I LOVE it !! What is also pretty amazing is that my husband and 14-year-old daughter also like it. When something appeals to all three of us, it's remarkable. We had this on the stereo all day yesterday while putting up the decortions around the house. We still weren't tired of it by last night and just sat and listened to the music and appreciated how truly wonderful this CD is.
The voices are pure, on most tracks there is no instrumentation and the creativity is amazing. I also enjoyed the fact that there were many old "standby" Christmas songs that were done with a new twist while staying true to the music. If you only buy one Christmas CD this year, this should be it ! I hope their success continues and we can look forward to more music coming from this fantastic group.
Their harmonizing is increbile, reminiscent of the Beach Boys and Boys to Men, and they build off and compliment each other. The signature track is definitely their version of "The 12 Days of Christmas." They were "discovered" when the group was asked to do a ten year annivesary performance in 2006, one member posted old footage on You Tube for the members to get back into the spirit, only to make it a break out hit 18 months later when it swelled from 100,000 views to 6 million by Christmas 2007 (now currently over 9 million views on You Tube). A record deal followed and it was appropriate to issue a holiday collection.
Other stand out tracks include "This Christmas," "Carol of the Bells," "Silent Night," and probably the jazziest version of "Auld Lange Syne" you'll ever hear. The only song missing from their fantastic live show is a quiet, beauiful, and solemn rendition of "O Holy Night," which was a crowd pleaser in person. I can't say enough about this great group - I just love this CD! And now I cannot remember the original 12 days of Christmas...