The Classic Christmas Album Collection, featuring Music from:
Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Kenny G, Luther Vandross and Elvis Presley.
Review by Joseph Timmons, Xombiewoof Magazine.
Well, another year is almost over and the holidays are upon us, soon the Thanksgiving leftovers will be the next day’s lunch and the Christmas party planning will begin. Christmas has always been a favorite holiday for me because of my childhood memories, the family all together in one place, the festivities and the Christmas music that makes every magical moment seem even more special. I often dig out my old LP’s and try to get a playlist of my favorite songs and artists together to create an environment of yuletide joy for friends and family that come by during the month, and it is never an easy task with everyone having so many different tastes in music.
Sony Legacy seems to have made this year’s holiday music planning easier for me, and for anyone who wants to enjoy the very best of the holiday season’s most special music with their Classic Christmas Album Series, there are seven different albums by seven spectacular artists that have delighted and inspired us to feel joy throughout the season, if not our entire lives. The artists selected are exemplary and renowned for their ever memorable careers in music, Barry Manilow, Luther Vandross, Kenny G, John Denver, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson and the king himself, Elvis Presley.
Each album is overflowing with both Christmas classics and the artists personal interpretations of holiday music that makes each one unique unto itself, as well as setting this series to be the definitive Holiday Season Music Collection - each artist’s album spotlights the artists rich talents and select duets with other artists known for their warmth and tender voices.
The Luther Vandross album will delight many for his soulful and emotionally charged styles, the John Denver collection of classics are deep with his down home sensitivity. The Kenny G album, with its soft textures create an ambient mood of perfection, Willie Nelson gives us a Country Christmas with all the trimmings, Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow give a more jazzy and upbeat tone to bring any and every party up to sleigh-ride speed. Elvis Presley rounds it all up by his well-known and award winning performance, Elvis, even now has popularity that is, like this album, timeless.
This season, give the gift of music to yourself, your friends, family and everyone by selecting from Sony Legacy’s magnificent collection of artists and the Classic Christmas Album Series, this is music that will make your “merry merry” and your new year bright.
On Behalf of Sony Legacy and Xombiewoof Magazine, and Myself -Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.