Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Neil Diamond - The Christmas Album Vol. 2

Neil Diamond's first Christmas album was a million-seller, but even so, it seemed a little bit soon to be releasing another one only two years later in 1994. Not that it much matters which Christmas season you release a Christmas album in. Working again with producer Peter Asher, Diamond addressed 15 seasonal songs that hadn't made it onto the first album, sometimes coming up with unusual arrangements, such as a barbershop quartet version of a medley of Deck The Halls/We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a reggae version of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer complete with exhortations to children everywhere. But, especially toward the end of the album, Diamond took a more traditional approach, singing some of the more religious Christmas songs with an orchestra and chorus.

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Anonymous said...

1994 Neil Diamond - Christmas Album Vol. 2