GRP Christmas Collection, Vol. II
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||Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow||Nelson Rangell||3:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Angels We Have Heard On High||Don Grusin||4:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The First Noel||George Howard||4:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Blue Christmas||Laima||3:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Come All Ye Faithful||Arturo Sandoval||3:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||O Holy Night||Carl Anderson||4:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Earl of Salisbury's Pavane||Acoustic Alchemy||3:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Time Is Here||Patti Austin||3:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Be Home for Christmas||Spyro Gyra||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Wonder As I Wander||New York Voices||5:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring||Russ Freeman||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Let There Be Peace On Earth||Voyce Boxing||4:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||We Three Kings of Orient Are||Deborah Henson-Conant||4:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Humm, I Thought I Reviewed This...
This cd is the second of three released by defunct jazz label GRP. This cd was released in 1992 and the sound quality is amazing. There are rather famous cuts on this cd, tracks one and nine had been given the most airplay and are still featured on radio stations and subscriber services. Vocals are featured a bit more, Patti Austin's track was flown over from a previous label project concerning Charlie Brown, Carl Anderson, who can sound a bit draggy at times does a decent job with the rather difficult "O Holy Night," New York Voices channel the Manhattan Transfer for their rather interesting take on "I Wonder As I Wander" making it a jazz-fusion delight, the defunct jazz-fusion hip-hop girls Voyce Boxing dates "Let There Be Peace On Earth" with a rather annoying rap verse. The instrumental closer "We Three Kings" is given a middle eastern flavor creating a supernatural feel. Overall this 90's project was recorded during the jazz-fusion era heavy with synthesizers but the groups made the best of those cold instruments and gave us something warm.
If this does not get your into the spirit.....
Someone gave us a copy of GRP Christmas and WOW!!! It has become my favorite Christmas Album. A nice blend of jazzy Christmas vocals that will certainly PUT you as well as KEEP you in the Christmas spirit. You will not want to put the album away when the season is over. This album is JUST that good!