Chris Squire's Swiss Choir
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||Adam Lay Y'Bounden||Chris Squire||4:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Saw Three Ships||Chris Squire||4:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||O Come O Come Emmanuel||Chris Squire||4:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Silent Night/Night of Silence||Chris Squire||5:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ding Dong Merrily On High||Chris Squire||4:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Three Kings||Chris Squire||4:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sans Day Carol||Chris Squire||4:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Personent Hodie||Chris Squire||2:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sussex Carol||Chris Squire||3:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gaudete||Chris Squire||3:19||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||In the Bleak Midwinter||Chris Squire||4:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Past Three O'Clock||Chris Squire||5:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Run With the Fox||Chris Squire||4:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
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Hard to believe given the very very good quality of this release. Chris Squire looks back fondly on his choirboy youth as he reinterprets classic British Christmas carols (and a few popular ones) though the lens of his bass guitar, helped along the way, in no small measure, by the English Baroque Choir (and hopefully future collaborator) Steve Hackett, ex-guitarist extraordinaire of Genesis, who adds his signature electric and acoustic accompaniments. It's an interesting holiday offering for those tired of the usual Muzak one hears mostly during this season. Fans of prog rock will be very pleased as Chris' unique bass playing is up front but without the heavy-handedness one might expect from such a famous proponent of this instrument. This release straddles the difficult territory between traditionalism and new vision, and does it with quiet aplomb. Chris' voice never sounded better (when he does sing) and the added addition of a remix, with choir, of his late '90s UK hit "Run With The Fox" rounds out the experience quite nicely, ending on high, positive note. Happy Holidays! : )
My favorite Christmas album!
Full of beauty and surprising takes on classic carols, this is a Christmas necessity.
Born: March 4, 1948 in Wembley, London, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s