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BEWARE - Probably the worst Christmas album - IN THE WORLD!!!
on 4 December 2014
My wife is such a dear, sweet trusting little love. She has faith in people, faith in descriptions posted by retailers, faith in humanity. She used to have faith in Amazon, but not any more. She was duped into buying this abysmal tripe by an Amazon trick - "make it sound like you're getting X when actually you get Y", similar to the genuine leather Kindle cases you can buy here that are actually er, PVC. Genuine leatherette peut-etre?! Anyway, this is the "genuine leatherette" Christmas Album. It looks like the real thing. It costs the same as the real thing. Hmm, so far so good, let's play some songs. Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea, that's a nice mellow song.....but wait...!!!
HOLY COW, IS THAT BEING SUNG BY HOMER SIMPSON AFTER 20 PINTS OF DUFF??
You get the picture. Unless you wish to have a good laugh at the total waste of 6 "genuine" English pounds, do yourself a favour and do what my darling lady didn't do - read the reviews, believe the reviews. Then this will be without doubt the biggest load of rubbish you saved yourself from buying.
EDIT - if you do ignore reviews/common sense and find yourself irresistibly drawn to the buy button...then never despair, there are a couple of tracks that are quite quaint. They use a Michael Buble type crooner for these and TBH, the renditions are quite - well, listenable at least! I would have bumped the score up accordingly, but it's got to stay at 1 star for a) the deception and b) Homer Simpson destroying Chris Rea's classic.