||Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Mark Harris||3:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Is||Mark Harris||4:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Caroler's Song / Angels We Have Heard On High||Mark Harris||4:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||All Is Well At Christmas||Mark Harris||3:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Silent Night||Mark Harris||4:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Emmanuel||Mark Harris||4:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Little Drummer Boy||Mark Harris||4:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||White Christmas||Mark Harris||3:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Holy Night||Mark Harris||4:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Strange Way to Save the World||Mark Harris||4:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
This former 4Him vocalist mixes up seasonal favorites with his own material in this acoustic guitar and piano-centered project. Harris’ earth-toned voice lends an intimate feel to his performances. He takes a few chances with some creative arrangements, lending “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” a crisply upbeat tone and giving “Silent Night” a slightly jazz spin. Especially effective is his recasting of “The Little Drummer Boy” as a simmering percussive number. Harris’ original tunes are filled with reverence while remaining grounded in everyday scenes and experiences. The sentimental title tune features Mark singing with 13-year-old daughter Maddison, while “All Is Well At Christmas” combines a traditional tone with a modern country-rock setting. His signature tune, “A Strange Way to Save the World,” caps off the album with its vivid invocation of the Nativity. Christmas Is may be subdued by current pop/rock holiday album standards, but these songs of home and faith have the sustained glow of a fireplace on a cold winter’s night.
This is what Christmas sounds like
Awesome album. Really, really nice. A consistant sound....but enough changes to make each song unique. It really sounds like christmas to me. The first song sets the tone.....it feels like you just opened up presents....and your sitting around the living room singing with the family. If you love acoustic based music, you'll love this Christmas album. Best tracks in my opinion....3,5,7,8,9 and 10. Best version of "A Strange Way" ever. Mark....be very proud of this one!
This project sounds great! It has made me all ready for Christmas...
2 Enthusiastic Thumbs Up...
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas...will be stuck in your head until New Years Day - but it's so good you won't mind.
Chistmas Is...a duet with his daughter - she honestly sounds like an angel
Little Drummer Boy...somehow managed to take my least favorite Christmas carol and make me like it (ALOT!))
Strange Way To Save the World...wasn't sure how the original could be improved.- still not sure how, just that he did
A definite addition to the Christmas playlist..