This CD contains a huge selection of wonderful Christmas music. Were it not for problems with the sound levels, I would definitely give it 5 stars. The issue is that parts of the recording are so quiet the volume has to be turned up almost to maximum to be heard (eg the opening of 'Once in Royal..'), and then turned back down again to stop your eardrums being burst when verse 2 starts. Throughout the CD you are constantly turning the volume up and down - sometimes within the same song. I listen to, and sing, a lot of choral music so appreciate the difference in sound levels when performing 'live', however the quiet bits still need to be audible! It is frustrating and does spoil what would otherwise be an excellent CD.
I have played the CD on a standalone CD player/amp, a midi hi-fi system and the car CD player, and have the same problem on each. I bought a different Carols from Kings compilation at the same time and both CDs suffer from this problem.