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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could Be Improved...
This is a pretty decent stab at a Xmas party album but suffers from the usual faults ie Because the record company behind it can't obtain permission to use all the tracks they might want, you end up with this compromise. Unfortunately in this instance they've made matters worse by substituting inferior versions of some tracks for the real thing(surely no one actually...
Published on 15 April 2007 by William J. Walker

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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lack lustre make-over
Despite the 'lavish' plaudits of the title this 2 disc comp lacks just about everything for 'good listening' music enjoyment. True enough there's nothing wrong with the titles (mostly)....but the sound. Someone in the A&R dept of virgin have given a new trainee a rush Xmas job to finish...and it shows. Just because a track is 20 years (or more) older doesn't mean they...
Published on 14 Dec 2004 by CJWorrall


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could Be Improved..., 15 April 2007
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William J. Walker "Billyjay" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Best Christmas Album In The World ... Ever! (Audio CD)
This is a pretty decent stab at a Xmas party album but suffers from the usual faults ie Because the record company behind it can't obtain permission to use all the tracks they might want, you end up with this compromise. Unfortunately in this instance they've made matters worse by substituting inferior versions of some tracks for the real thing(surely no one actually believes "Fairytale of Newyork" is enhanced by Ronan Keating's contributions).

There is a fairly simple solution:Buy this album AND "Chritmas Hits"(a three CD set that can be got pretty cheaply), although there is quite a bit of over-lap, the two discs together should provide all the material you need to put together a tailor-made great xmas party album.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, 18 Dec 2006
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Mr. D. J. Read (Alnwick, Northumberland United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Best Christmas Album In The World ... Ever! (Audio CD)
Don't get me wrong, the C.D is reasonable, it has all the classics you would expect. But there are so many re-makes, such as the Ronan Keating version of 'Fairytale in New York', which are just not as good as the originals. You will find all the Christmas songs you can think of on here, and I'm not going to patronise you by saying how good (or generally the opposite) they are, as you know them inside out. Just brace for disappointment if you're especting the original versions.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'd be daft not to, 19 Nov 2004
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Mr. A. C. Gilbert "thegilb" (Chatel sur Rolle, Switzerland) - See all my reviews
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44 songs for thirteen quid? A "who's who" of Christmas classics going back into out collective memory? Fine, one or two may require judicious use of the skip forward button, but I defy anyone not to start singing along if you put this on at a Christmas party. There's no need to comment on the songs - I bet you know at least thirty of them by heart.
Just as with "Guilty Pleasures", old back catalogues may mean that the album does not cost much for the music company to pull together, but, in the right circumstances, it is well worth their effort. A great idea and a great present too!!!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly is the best christmas album, 30 Nov 2005
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I've looked at many albums that offer a range of different christmas songs, but the ones I have seen have never combined my favourite songs on one album. I finally came across "The Best Christmas Album in The World...Ever!" and it truly is. It offers a fantastic variety of songs. The classics like "I Wish It Could be Christmas" by Wizzard, "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade and "Do they know its Christmas" by Band Aid, to the oldies Chris De Burgh, Cliff Richard and Elton John. It's truly brilliant. It has every popular christmas song that you could think of and its great for people of all ages!
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Christmas then you'll love this CD., 8 Jan 2010
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An amazing and must-have selection of Christmas songs. I have had a copy of this double CD pack for years and I need another one because it gets worn out or lost because of over use and being moved around and lost. If you like Christmas and love to have Christmas music mumbling along in the background wherever you are over the holiday period then get this CD set. All of the ones you can remember are on it and a few surprises rarely heard on the radio.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lack lustre make-over, 14 Dec 2004
This review is from: The Best Christmas Album In The World ... Ever! (Audio CD)
Despite the 'lavish' plaudits of the title this 2 disc comp lacks just about everything for 'good listening' music enjoyment. True enough there's nothing wrong with the titles (mostly)....but the sound. Someone in the A&R dept of virgin have given a new trainee a rush Xmas job to finish...and it shows. Just because a track is 20 years (or more) older doesn't mean they have to sound like they did through 'trannies' of the time. This album may have the right track mix to outwardly appeal, but once in the CD tray it really doesn't lift musical spirits too much more than a few degrees over zero. This christmas cracker is a 'dud' I'm afraid and probably the only thing to do is (like me) return it. Sorry Amazon not your fault...its those Virgin men....again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars it is the best wmas album ever, 11 Oct 2013
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fantastic album...... great for all ages! quick and fast delivery it arrived by the time stated. great oldies on album like slade wizard and abit of cliff!!!!! disappointed there was no wham, last xmas!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top, 9 April 2013
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Absolutley does what it says on the can, everything you could possibly want in a compilation like this (I have others, they're pants)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Christmas Album ... maybe not quite but ..., 27 Feb 2013
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The title of this Album "The Best Christmas Album In The World ... Ever!" is perhaps a little misleading as it was clearly made for European/USA release and doesn't take into account the many other worldwide musical styles and differences. A small point maybe but one I thought I'd share with you - now onto the content. It has most of the perenial favourites, Slade,Wood, Lennon, McCartney, etc. and does indeed try to capture several decades of 'Christmas Spirit'. There is almost certainly something for everyone here. It is undoubtedly a great CD to "just put on and let it roll" during the festive period. It is well recorded and comes with simple yet effective insert notes, so represented great value for money. I bought this to replace my rather worn out copy of the record(s) and for the convenience of having all these tracks so readily available in compact format. Good for DJs and general collectors, this represents really good value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super mix, 21 Jan 2013
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The Best Christmas Album in the World

Always wanted one of those. Good mix for christmas, good mood for the atmosphere.
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