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ALED JONES.....THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
on 25 November 2004
On a scale of one to five, this beautiful new album from Aled Jones deserves at least a ten!! How refreshing it is to have a collection of truly traditional carols that warm the heart and uplift the soul, and reflect the meaning of Christmas and not the commercialism.
Aled's two previous albums of his adult career, "Aled" and "Higher" are nothing short of superb......his voice is rich and velvety, and stirs the emotions of even the most hardened listener to tears of joy.
"THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM" is divine, and quite possibly his best yet. Aled's voice is smoother and stronger than ever, which for someone who sings to perfection already gives testimony to this man's brilliance.
Aled's choice of carols combine much-loved favourites with some lesser known lovely songs which are fast becoming as adored as the more familiar. You'll be moved by the passion with which he sings and the tranquillity he engenders.
Silent Night is a sublime experience, with Hayley Westenra dueting with Aled. Hayley's exquisite, clear voice coupled with Aled's rich smoothness is the ultimate combination of two of the finest voices.
The heavenly voices of Libera, accompanying Aled in some tracks, as they have done in his earlier CDs, are yet another beautiful aspect of this album. The boys of Libera sing like angels.
Director, Robert Prizeman's consummate skill is evident once again in the wonderful musical arrangements.
Aled's glorious voice is being shared by all my extended family and friends... I'm giving the best gift this Christmas....Aled's album all round.
If you buy only one Christmas album for yourself this year, make it this one. You'll be inspired!