Joy to the World
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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The choir is great, make no mistake, it's an American institution. They always do fantastic Christmas music. But a lot has changed in 30-40 years and that includes the choir. This recording is a classic, recorded almost 40 years ago. It has traditional arrangements of many perennial favorites, but would echo some comments here. Check out the newer stuff. Would strongly encourage anyone to check out the Choir's recording with Sissel in 2007 (Spirit of the Season) which was nominated for two Grammys. A new holiday recording for 2008 features the King's Singers. Their "Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir" on the Telarc label is absolutely amazing.
Great Choir, Beautiful Voices, Horrendous Recording
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is arguably one of the finest choirs out there, too bad the recording of this cd doesn't show it off. The songs have an audible hiss and crackling throughout their entirety and sound one-dimensional. It's almost as if someone taped them using a portable cassette recorder. Absolutely awful sound quality.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is always a great joy to listen to! Being Mormon I hear their songs played a lot and their voices are truly amazing. If you enjoy relaxing to great holiday music sung by a choir then you will very much enjoy this whole CD! Also a lot of the songs are very well-known hymns or songs so it is very easy to sing-along!
Formed: August 22, 1847 in Salt Lake City, UT
Years Active: '/0s, '00s, '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s