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5.0 out of 5 stars Somethilng old something new - excellent budget compilation
With 68 tracks, there is plenty of room for the familiar, the unfamiliar, the old and the relatively new. The first CD mostly contains familiar songs, sometimes by the original artists (e.g. Last Christmas - Wham) and sometimes via covers (e. g. Jingle bell rock - Daryl Hall and John Oates). Perhaps the least obvious song on this CD is Cool Yule (Bette Midler) but it's a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars One of the Pure CDs
With Christmas songs from the 40s to the 2000s there's plenty of variety.
Possibly this is a first time on CD for Silent Night by BROS-the only act to ever chart this song in the U K
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5.0 out of 5 stars Somethilng old something new - excellent budget compilation, 11 Nov 2013
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Pure... Christmas (Audio CD)
With 68 tracks, there is plenty of room for the familiar, the unfamiliar, the old and the relatively new. The first CD mostly contains familiar songs, sometimes by the original artists (e.g. Last Christmas - Wham) and sometimes via covers (e. g. Jingle bell rock - Daryl Hall and John Oates). Perhaps the least obvious song on this CD is Cool Yule (Bette Midler) but it's a good choice. I'm pleased to find it here. Also notworthy is Must be Santa (Bob Dylan). I've not heard the Mitch Miller original, but I have the covers recorded soon afterwards by Tommy Steele and Joan Regan, both excellent. I wasn't sure what to expect of Bob Dyan's recording, but it works well although it's not typical of his style.

The second CD is more adventurous in its track selection. It features World Christmas (R Kelly), which I don't remember hearing before, Christmas Day (Dido), Early Christmas morning (Cyndi Lauper). My only wish (Britney Spears) and Kissin' Christmas (Bobby Vinton). Best of all, it features Dana's UK top 5 hit from the seventies, It's gonna be a cold, cold Christmas, which is featured all too rarely on Christmas compilations. Another rarity here is Rockin' little Christmas (Shakin' Stevens), which is brilliant. Much as I like Merry Christmas everyone and his cover of Blue Christmas, it's nice to find one of his other Christmas tracks on a multi-artist compilations. I have his own Christmas album and it's well worth a listen.

The third CD contains the original sons Remember Christmas (Harry Nilsson) and Christmas for the free (Argent), neither of which I remember hearing before. Please come home for Christmas (Luther Vandross) is an original song, not a cover of the Charles Brown classic that has been covered by the Eagles and Jon Bon Jovi among others. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth (Spike Jones) is also an original, though it has never been difficult to find on Christmas albums. More interesting to me is Ding dong merrily on high (Roger Whittaker) because that carol doesn't come round all that often on the Christmas albums that I buy. The fourth CD contains more great music including Grown-up Christmas list (Monica), which I have heard before by other artists, but not very often.

This is a wonderful budget-priced collection that avoids a lot of the really obvious tracks, but it has plenty of great music and would make a great addition to a collection of Christmas music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Purely Classic Christmas songs with a modern touch!, 15 Dec 2011
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Matloub Husayn-Ali-Khan "Matloub" (South Yorkshire, Sheffield, UK) - See all my reviews
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Whilst working in Radio broadcasting, I have over the years come across many classic Christmas songs. This pure Christmas box-set contains the usual popular tracks by Wham: "Last Christmas"; Greg Lake: "I believe in father Christmas": Boney M: "Mary's Boy Child"; Frank Sinatra: "Santa Claus is coming to town"; Johnny Mathis: "When a child is Born" and many more.

However, surprisingly this box-set includes many of the newer more modern Christmas classic songs by groups like New Kids on the Block, Backstreet boys, Britney Spears, Dido, R.Kelly, Toni Braxton, N Sync, Luther Vandross to name a few.

A good Christmas compilation apart from missing out two classics Christmas song(s) by Band Aid: "Do they know it is Christmas" and Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You".

Worth buying and it is almost a must buy CD!
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1.0 out of 5 stars avoid, 25 Jan 2014
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what a noise, leave well alone and buy something you can sing along with, it is total droff, move along...
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3.0 out of 5 stars One of the Pure CDs, 29 Nov 2013
This review is from: Pure... Christmas (Audio CD)
With Christmas songs from the 40s to the 2000s there's plenty of variety.
Possibly this is a first time on CD for Silent Night by BROS-the only act to ever chart this song in the U K
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