A Very Special Acoustic Christmas
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||Silent Night||Reba McEntire||3:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Frosty the Snowman||Dan Tyminski||2:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Please Come Home for Christmas||Willie Nelson||3:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Just Put a Ribbon in Your Hair||Alan Jackson||3:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Only You Can Bring Me Cheer||Alison Krauss||3:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Even Santa Gets the Blues||Marty Stuart||3:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Jingle Bells||Earl Scruggs||2:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Is Near||Ralph Stanley||2:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Come All Ye Faithful||Patty Loveless||2:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Holy Night||Wynonna Judd||4:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Winter Wonderland||Pat Green||2:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Let It Snow||Sam Bush||4:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Away in a Manger||Ricky Skaggs||3:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Time at Home||Rhonda Vincent||2:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I'll Be Home for Christmas||Tift Merritt||3:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Peace||Norah Jones||3:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Aside from Norah Jones’ bookending beauty of a tune, simply titled “Peace,” this 2003 installment of the Very Special Christmas series is composed of country music artists. But A Very Special Acoustic Christmas is hardly a Holiday hayride. For some reason, many contemporary country acts tend to desert twangy instruments when recording Christmas carols. Reba McEntire delivers a stunning rendition of “Silent Night” with a small but rich sounding choral group accompanying her buttery voice at the end. Even Alison Krauss substitutes her usual bluegrass instrumentation for soulful horns, an old funky Wurlitzer and an electric guitar with a wah-wah pedal and her “Only You Can Bring Me Cheer” may be the sweetest surprise here. Willie Nelson keeps things country on “Please Come Home For Christmas,” a honky-tonkin’ number with long, drawn-out fiddle parts weaving around chiming bells and a pedal steel weeping watery notes into this twangy tear-in-your-beer tune. Tift Merritt makes for the perfect tree-topping angel with her slow-burning and soulful take on “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
This is a fabulous cd!!! I could never picture Christmas without it!!!
Great, different Christmas album
I bought this just for Marty Stuart's "Even Santa Gets the Blues". A great, new Christmas song with a blues slant (and you can't beat Marty on the mandolin). This has some great country artists with wonderful acoustic guitars & mandolins. You can actually hear all the voices clearly and understand the words. Great addition to anyone's Christmas music collection.
Very good album with a Great Cause.