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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I bought the MP3 version of this from Amazon in early December and we played it throughout the Christmas period, and are still playing it into the new year.

Over 2 discs it has many of the favourite carols, plus a great selection of lesser-known pieces, all sung pitch-perfectly in a very gentle C of E style, with no drama, theatricals or show-boating. As such it is background music to potter around to, or eat Christmas dinner to, rather than music to actively listen to.

Playing this album turns our everyday house into a Christmas house, and for a few weeks a year that makes it worth every penny several times over.

An easy five stars.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful collection of Classical Christmas Carols ... soothing, relaxing ...makes for great background music..heavenly. Can't recommend enough
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2009
This is the essential Christmas carols CD - both beautiful and uplifting. I am still playing it at the end of January!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2010
A good selection of old favourites and some less well know, sung to the high standard you would expect. Only disappointment is 'Once in Royal..' SO SO quiet at the start that you can't hear it 'til its a fair way through.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 20 December 2011
I have another "Carols from King's" which I absolutely love. This, however, is a very poor second best, owing to the poor recording quality. Instead of the crisp, clear carols you expect, the whole CD is awash with so much echo that it really spoils it. It sounds as if they stuck a mike at the back of the cathedral and that was it. If you want clear, crisp carols that you can enjoy sitting and listening to round the tree with a mulled wine and a mince pie, (as opposed to having on as background muzak) then don't buy this one. In fact, even as background muzak it disappoints - really it is just a watery dirge of slow carols. Having once sung in a choir myself directed by Sir David W, I can vouch for the insistence on clarity that he brings to his choral performances, and this recording simply annihilates that clarity. Why am I giving it 2 stars? Put it down to Christmas spirit!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 14 September 2011
The price for this two CD set is very good on Amazon. Listen to King's College Choir sing carols. The way that the voices of the men and boys contrast sounds so beautiful, especially when the men sing the main melody and the boys sing the harmony at the same time, e.g. in the last verse of 'As With Gladness Men of Old', in the last two verses of the 'Sussex Carol', and in many more carols. It's lovely to hear such beautiful carols sung by a marvellous choir and accompanied by an elegant sound of the church organ. The first CD has famous carols and the second CD has some well known carols and some carols that aren't too famous. Even the carols that aren't well known sound lovely. Carols sung by King's College Choir or any other good church choir is something I always listen to at Christmas time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2011
Lovely recording and perfect for a car sing along. Some hiss on tracks. Great value for money and thoroughly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2012
I purchased this as my old cassette of Kings college carols had finally stopped turning. I was not disappointed at all. The carols are truly wonderfully well sung and the sound emanating from Kings college is unbeatable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2013
This is just the ultimate way to get into the Christmas spirit :-) Played either quietly as background music, or at full-blast for an amazing choral experience - SIMPLY PERFECT :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2011
IS A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CAROL CD TO LISTEN TO, AND VERY EASY ON THE EARS TO LISTEN TO, THOROUGHLY ENJOYED LISTENING TO IT, AND WOULD BUY MORE LIKE IT
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