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5.0 out of 5 stars Barbra goes all Santa-ish!!
Right from the very start, you know this album will be different: an exuberant rendition of "Jingle Bells" screams from the stereo - with Barbra's voice just so pitch-perfect it hurts!
There are many, many classic Xmas standards here - White Christmas, Little town of Bethlehem etc - that sound so darn NEW when sung in Barbra's dulcit tones.
Buy it now...
Published on 4 Jan 2001 by meirionhughes@hotmail.com

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3.0 out of 5 stars Barbra Striesand
Barbras usual distinctive voice, some songs are very nice and some she's made a right mess of. Only recommend if you are complete fan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Barbra goes all Santa-ish!!, 4 Jan 2001
This review is from: A Christmas Album (Audio CD)
Right from the very start, you know this album will be different: an exuberant rendition of "Jingle Bells" screams from the stereo - with Barbra's voice just so pitch-perfect it hurts!
There are many, many classic Xmas standards here - White Christmas, Little town of Bethlehem etc - that sound so darn NEW when sung in Barbra's dulcit tones.
Buy it now. (I listen to it when I decorate the tree!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ever Christmas albums, 9 Dec 2002
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This album is simply a breathtaking showcase from Barbra's peak period. She grabs songs you've heard a million times by their neck and stamps her mark on them. The sheer chuputz of say Jingle Bells is wonderful. The ballads and more traditional arrangements are beautiful.
Don't waste your money on last year's sickly Chrismtas Memories album. Buy this. It's the tops.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mostly the classics, 26 Jan 2005
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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For the most part, this album features classic songs, sung in the traditional manner by Barbra. Barbra really didn't need to do any more, given her wonderful voice, but she does have a few surprises in store. The opening Jingle bells is not done in the traditional way as Barbra gallops through most of it at breakneck speed. I appreciate Barbra's attempt to do something different but I prefer the standard arrangement. After that brisk opening, the album slows down and never again rises above mid-tempo as the remainder of the album is dominated by ballads.
Barbra may have been the first singer to include My favorite things (the Julie Andrews classic from the Sound of music) in a Christmas album. Nobody is surprised any more that this song sometimes gets included in Christmas albums. The only original song is The best gift (about a baby). Barbra sings it beautifully.
Of Barbra's two Christmas albums, I prefer the other one to this, mainly because the songs are more interesting to me, but I know that a lot of Barbra's fans prefer this one, which was recorded when her voice was at its finest - however, Barbra was still in good voice on the other album.
If you love Barbra's music and you enjoy Christmas music, you will want both of her Christmas albums, but if you only want to buy one of them, you have a hard choice to make.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Barbra Striesand, 7 Jan 2014
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Barbras usual distinctive voice, some songs are very nice and some she's made a right mess of. Only recommend if you are complete fan
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quality of recording poor, 29 Dec 2013
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This album is good, Streisand at her best, however, let down by the recording engineers. At time the voice is muffled and lacking in clarity. I tried several times to correct the problem but even on headphones the same problem. Good tracks and Streisand on top of her game but sound quality just not there
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5.0 out of 5 stars A CHRISTMASS ALBUM, 7 Jan 2013
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IT WAS GIVEN AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT AND APPEARS TO HAVEBEEN WELL RECEIVED AND APPRECIATED BY THER RECIPIENT.WELL WORTH BUYING
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