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Classic carols from King's choir; good background music, even if poorly recorded/mastered.
on 28 December 2016
In terms of material content, this disc contains a generously healthy helping of classic Christmas carols - all the usual suspects (from Ding Dong Merrily On High to God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman) - sung by the world famous choir of King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
We bought this some years ago. And it usually gets a festive airing once or twice over the Yuletide period. Being, relatively speaking, Cambridgeshire locals, this recording also has, for us, an added layer of appeal/piquancy.
One fairly serious issue, however, for which I dock a star, is that of sound quality. Track one takes a while to build, and turning the music up to full volume in this period, one hears a veritable squally wall of white noise. That I can even turn it up full also indicates that the overall level is lower than it should be.
A major label release of a choir this world-renowned really should be better served, sonically speaking. But as this is usually background music to xmas gatherings of family and friends, it lessens the issue somewhat.
So, good for developing that background Christmas ambience, but less good if you really want to crank it up and listen closely.