A Christmas Carol (Original Soundtrack from the Hallmark TV Production)
A Christmas Carol, Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens
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||Main Titles||Chorus||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jolly Good Time||Kelsey Grammer||3:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nothing to Do With Me Part 1||Kelsey Grammer||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Nothing to Do With Me Part 2||Kelsey Grammer||3:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Mean More to Me||Edward Gower||1:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Marley’s Visitation||Orchestra||1:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Link By Link||Jason Alexander||5:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lights of Long Ago||Jane Krakowski||2:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||God Bless Us Every One||Ruthie Henshall||2:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Place Called Home (Scrooge At 10)||Josh Wilmott||1:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mr.Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball||Claire Moore||6:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Place Called Home||Jennifer Love Hewitt||3:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Money Montage - The Engagement Is Off||Orchestra||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Abundance and Charity||Jesse L. Martin||6:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Together||Kelsey Grammer||8:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dancing On Your Grave||Kelsey Grammer||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Mean More to Me (Reprise)||Edward Gower||0:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Today - God Bless Us All Everyone||Kelsey Grammer||4:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What a Day, What a Sky||Kelsey Grammer||4:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Together (Reprise)||Kelsey Grammer||1:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Excellent Musicalization of a Holiday Classic
This is a very well-done version of the classic Christmas story "A Christmas Carol". This is the TV movie soundtrack recording of the Alan Menken/Lynn Ahrens musical that was staged seasonally at Madison Square Garden for over a decade. Even if you already own the original cast recording of the MSG production, this version is worth having. The production values on this CD are top-notch, better than the older version. In addition, the composers have made several adjustments to the score and lyrics since its premiere (and the original soundtrack), with the result of more polished songs. Highlights on this CD are Kelsey Grammer in "Nothing to Do With Me", the melodic "God Bless Us Everyone", and possibly the most beautiful, if not slightly sad song I've ever heard, "A Place Called Home", sung beautifully by Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kelsey Grammer. Also, don't miss Jesse L. Martin-- he sounds much different in "Abundance and Charity" than he does in "Rent". The songs range from light, "Christmas-y" carols to darker songs that suit the mood of later parts of the story. Kelsey Grammer has a very nice baritone (when not speak-singing, as his part is supposed to). Overall, buy this soundtrack if you're looking for a creative and likable retelling of "A Christmas Carol". If you only buy one song, buy "A Place Called Home", it's a GREAT song, and I recommend it above anything else on this recording.
I don't know what else to say. Music is what makes the holidays for me, and the songs from this show is some of the best out there. I love it.
A Christmas Classic Made Better! I love the music! Alan Menken (composer for many Disney classics) brought this back to life! AMAZING! This is my favorite version of this story! WELL WORTH YOUR MONEY! This is one of the best Christmas albums you'll ever find!