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All the songs have a Christ centered message that just makes me want to worship God for his awesomeness. The musical quality is always top-notch. I love how they experiment with different sounds and instruments. I would say that they are the most creative band I listen to (both Christian and secular).
I especially loved Carol of the Bells. It is such a great song to start with, and I think that DCB did well making it their own.
Thank you for another amazing album.
A few highlights...
The album opens with Joy to the World, and a great rendition of it at that. The musical composition of the song is wonderful - it really is a joyous song. Crowder sticks to the original tunes of the songs, but the instrumental backgrounds are of the likes I have never heard from any other artist or Christmas album.
Angels We Have Heard on High has the Crowder bluegrass feel, much like you'd recognize from "I Saw the Light" off of A Collision (or 3+4=7). Such a fun rendition of a song normally done over and over by different artists that all sound more or less the same.
O Holy Night has the more traditional feel to it, but when I hear it and close my eyes, all I can feel is Christmas. It has a great buildup, too, and ends in a culmination of a very powerful, "O night divine; O night, o night divine!"
Silent Night is wonderful. The majority of the song is the live audience singing while Crowder leads instrumentally. It's soft, beautiful, and mysterious, echoing the awe and wonder of the birth of Christ.
Finally, Carol of the Bells is absolutely PHENOMENAL. Crowder talks for a minute or so in the beginning, and then the song breaks into an alternative, rock, instrument-only rendition of this classic. I can't explain it in words - I only advise you listen to a preview. This song alone is probably worth purchasing the entire album (although, I'd probably say that for each song on the record).Read more ›
Since I use a download-limited, satellite dish for internet access, downloading the mp3 digital tracks was not an option. So, I opted for ordering the CD, and I'm glad I did as I can now take the CD with me when I travel.
In particular, we love their version of Joy to the World. This song has always felt 'overplayed' to me, but the DC*B version is just outstanding, breathing life back into the song for me. In addition, 'Oh Holy Night', 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel', and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra-esque 'Carol of the Bells' are all fabulous. In particular, their Carol of the Bells rendition sets them apart. While sounding similar to something you would hear at a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert, the smaller, and frankly better David Crowder Band shines brighter, plays louder, and is simply more fun. Having been to several DC*B concerts, I can imagine the band hopping and jumping around while performing that piece.
My only other complaint is that the album is too short! With the band's retirement imminent, it is such a shame that we *only* have these 8 songs.
This is a must have addition for anyone's Christmas music collection. In fact I can't think of any other album of Christmas songs I'd *actually* listen to at any other time of the year (to be honest, it's also the only one I will likely listen to during Christmas season too)!
"Joy To The World" is a cool rendition with the electronics used, something that was different, calm and fresh. Few other songs are made in the Southern style that David Crowder is known to putting "I see The Light", etc.
A must buy album if you're a David Crowder fan.
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David Crowder is the most entertaining Christian musician today. Not only does he entertain, he is on point with his Christian views. This CD made my families Christmas better!Published 6 months ago by Terry Edelmon
Fast shipping. Love love this CD. Crowder is awesome and is reflected in this CDPublished 17 months ago by April D