10 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Katie Melua’s seventh album is marked by a departure and a homecoming. Faced with her first project away from mentor and easy listening Midas Mike Batt, the Georgian-born singer returned to her motherland to enlist the Gori Women’s Choir for a record inspired by the reflective melancholia of the festive period. Whether that choral accompaniment is enlivening classics (“O Holy Night”), or tackling consumerism (“A Time To Buy”), Melua always finds human warmth amid the Siberian chill.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Katie Melua’s seventh album is marked by a departure and a homecoming. Faced with her first project away from mentor and easy listening Midas Mike Batt, the Georgian-born singer returned to her motherland to enlist the Gori Women’s Choir for a record inspired by the reflective melancholia of the festive period. Whether that choral accompaniment is enlivening classics (“O Holy Night”), or tackling consumerism (“A Time To Buy”), Melua always finds human warmth amid the Siberian chill.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
DoRayMeFa ,

A unique addition for your Katie-collection

Katie's precise-but-luscious voice is stil at its best in an album that is a departure from the approaches of her earlier work. The dreamy "Dreams on Fire" and "Perfect World" are among the tracks that would have fit comfortably in her earlier albums. However, several non-English-language songs are also gifted to you: "All Night Vigil" transports you to the atmosphere of Katie's Georgian roots; "The Little Swallow" is as beautiful a version of 'Carol of the Bells' as you will ever hear; and "If You Are So Beautiful" blends Katie's voice with those of a Georgian choir, the choir itself being beautifully highlighted in "Cradle Song". I've always thought that songs in foreign languages let you appreciate a voice in and of itself, which for Katie is a good thing. This is an beautiful album, especially for Katie-fans who enjoy a bit of variety.

PrimulaX ,

Awesome!!!

Katie is really awesome!!!

violetblac ,

Exquisite

This music is beauty, in total perfection, from beginning to end.

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