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Beutiful folk adaptations of traditional Christmas carols
on 4 December 2014
What a wonderful, beautiful and original CD this is. Allow me to explain. Scare is a Boston rock band of some renown. Their usual music is very different to this, but as a one-off, they were as I understand it, asked to come up with some original adaptations of traditional Christmas carols, and boy did they deliver! What you get on this CD is 10 well known carols performed with a folk music adaptation, so soft guitars and understated vocals rather than sleigh bells and a "big" music sound! Chick and Joyce's soothing vocals bring a sense of warmth and closeness to the carols which is so different and rather more engaging compared to the usual way that these songs are performed. So I think context is the only issue here.
For those rating the book/album poorly, they were probably expecting something far more traditional than this folk rendition, that's all. If you want traditional carol records, there are thousands out there. If you want an understated, folky piece of holly to decorate your Christmas, then this is the place to come.