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Carol of the Bells
Carol of the Bells
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5.0 out of 5 stars How Christmas Songs should sound, 15 Dec 2013
This review is from: Carol of the Bells (MP3 Download)
This song was released after badgering of the band and management team by the members of Marillion's fan club, who had received it on a free Christmas dvd with their membership. It's released as a charity single, in aid of one of their fans who needs life-saving treatment in America, that in itself shows the measure of this wonderfully approachable band.
The song itself is one that you will recognise from many a Christmas film or advert and is a return to the traditional Christmas releases of many of our childhoods, with charm, humour and a sentimental feel to it. It's choral-style multi-layed vocals and the cheerful campanology of the bells make way to a rip-roaring Steve Rothery trademark solo halfway through which, rocking as it is, only enhances the Christmas spirit of the song.
This is welcome relief from the normal, manufactured Yuletide releases and should appeal to anyone who loves Christmas, whether they're Marillion fans or not.

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