The journalist Craig Seymour (in his bio on Luther) didn't rate this album, so I bought it with some trepidation.
Well, I don't think Craig coud have been more wrong. Some of Luther's vocals on these tracks are amongst his BEST ever performances. As ever, he sounds incredible, but with a Gospel intensity on the ballads; at times he's truly singing the chandelier right off the ceiling !!
It must have been electrifying in the studio. And his jazz-funk take on My Favourite Things is worth the price of admission alone... All the usual crew are there (Cissy, Cindy, Brenda, Lisa, Kevin, Marcus, Nat et al).
It's an excellent Christmas album that's loaded with soul plus some funny moments; listen out for the comic exchange between Luther and Brenda White-King on Mistletoe Jam.
The man was pure class all the way; the finest singer of our generation who continues to set the standard for male vocalists. Treat yourself.
A brilliant CD with a great selection of Christmas songs produced the way only Luther Vandross can. These are not the usual selection of cheesey seasonal songs they are the best collection of Christmas songs I have heard in a long time.