dealsgreen hill - christmas music sampler: 20 holiday…


The tracks :
1 Good King Wenceslas David Arkenstone
2 We Three Kings Lori Mechem
3 Jingle Bells Sam Levine
4 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Matt Belsante
5 Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella / The First Noel (Medley) Beegie Adair
6 Up On The Housetop [feat. Sam Levine] Jack Jezzro
7 I Saw Three Ships David Arkenstone
8 Christmas Day Luke McMaster
9 O Little Town Of Bethlehem Jack Jezzro
10 Carol Of The Bells Michael Omartian
11 What Child Is This Lori Mechem Quartet
12 Every Time It Snows [feat. Olivia Newton-John] Mark Masri
13 Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy David Arkenstone
14 Toyland / O Christmas Tree (Medley) Beegie Adair
15 O Come All Ye Faithul / Joy To The World / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Medley) Kathy Troccoli
16 Angels We Have Heard On High David Arkenstone
17 I Wonder As I Wander Stan Whitmire
18 Deck The Halls Jack Jezzro
19 Silent Night Jaimee Paul
20 Auld Lang Syne Beegie Adair


Very nice collection.
Also, there are something like 35 tracks, rather than 20.


@sstaylor: Oops, spoke too soon. Looks like I just had duplicates listed in the download or something. Nevermind.


Fifteen good instrumental tracks, and five vocals that I can do without.

• I don't care for the androgynous male (?) singer on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
• He(?) appears again on "Christmas Day," which is also uninspiring as a composition.
• "Every Time it Snows" is another mediocre song, and while Olivia Newton-John is good, she sings a duet with another wimpy voice.
• The medley of "O Come, All Ye Faithful..." etc. has an unexceptional female vocal, it would have been better as an instrumental.
• The worst is the female vocal of "Silent Night." Of all hymns, IMHO this one ought to be sung reverently. Not "sah-ha-lent naght, hoo-woo-lee naght..." She puts a huge pause between "yon virgin" and "mother" which indicates that she doesn't have a clue about the actual meaning of the lyrics. I'm sure she's adequate for the nightclub where they found her, but IMHO she is the wrong person for this hymn.

So discard these 5 tracks, and you've got a great collection. Free, no less!