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Not the best I'm afraid,
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This review is from: Classic FM- Music For Christmas (Audio CD)
I was looking forward to this one but I'm afraid (despite the time of year) I can't be too charitable about it. Carol's are all about voices and I'm afraid the quality of the voices on the recordings are just not up to scratch. It's like they recorded at the back a big echoing hall with the microphone in a goldfish bowl. A lot of the time the lyrics are a next to inaudible mush and frequently sung in such a low key and somber fashion as to render otherwise cheerful and uplifting carols into elevator music.
The poor soloists are given little chance to shine either with their voices almost inaudible compared to the woolly wall of sound that accompanies them.
Christmas carols should surely be sung with joy and celebration (it's for Christmas after all) and recorded with clarity to get the most from them.
I've given it two stars because at least there is a large selection on the disc - I'm afraid I didn't think most of them were up to much though.
Well there's my tuppence worth - there's plenty of other Christmas compilations out there. Happy listening. (or if you can't be happy have a listen to the Alfie Boe CD - bring a tear to a glass eye 5/5).