It has taken Cliff twelve years to come up with a follow-up to his last Christmas-themed album. "Cliff at Christmas" is certainly worth the wait! This album contains 17 tracks and while you may have some of the songs already, here they are digitally remasted and sounding just great. The big chart-toppers "Mistletoe and wine", "Saviour's day" and "The Millennium Prayer" sit alongside other Cliff hits "Little town" and "We should be together".
The best thing about this album though are the eight brand new recordings. "Walking in the air" is NOTHING like the Aled Jones version at all. Here, it's done with a jazzy piano and it's funky. "Mary's Boy Child" also benefits from a new up-beat arrangement. Move over Boney M. "Christmas is quiet" is a beautiful ballad which could quite easily have been a single. "Let is snow" is excellent and Cliff surpasses the Dean Martin classic from the mid 50's. "Santa's list" is Cliff's Christmas single and this is NOT what you expect at all! It's a powerful, strong peace song with pounding drums throughout and a vibrant chorus. What a cracker! "When a child is born" is lovely and equals Johnny Mathis. "Come to us" and "Winter wonderland" complete the new tracks.
With over 70 minutes of music, this makes an ideal gift. They will love you for it!
A superb Christmas present from Cliff.