Charlie Byrd The Charlie Byrd Christmas Album
Down Beat: 3 Stars - Good - "...literal readings of intelligently chosen assortment of popular and lesser-known traditional songs..."
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- Released: July 26, 2004
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Concord Records
Down Beat - 1/913 Stars - Good - "...literal readings of intelligently chosen assortment of popular and lesser-known traditional songs..."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.O Come All Ye Faithful
- $1.29 on iTunes2.Deck The Halls
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Mistletoe And Holly
- $1.29 on iTunes4.Lully, Lullay
- $0.99 on iTunes5.What Child Is This?
- $0.99 on iTunes6.Hark! The Herald Angel Sings
- $0.99 on iTunes7.The Christmas Song
- $1.29 on iTunes8.Conventry Carol
- $1.29 on iTunes9.Silent Night
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Good King Wenceslas
- $0.99 on iTunes11.The First Noel
- $1.29 on iTunes12.In The Bleak Mid-Winter
- $0.99 on iTunes13.God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- $1.29 on iTunes14.Oh Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum)
- $0.99 on iTunes15.White Christmas
- $1.29 on iTunes16.Angels We Have Heard On High
- $0.99 on iTunes17.The Holly And The Ivy
- $0.99 on iTunes18.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Solo performer: Charlie Byrd (guitar).
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California in June 1982.
Charlie Byrd performs 14 Christmas songs on this set as quiet and generally introspective solo guitar recitals. The music is well played, as one would expect, but there is not much variety in mood; all of the renditions are under three minutes, and humor is absent in favor of reverence. Pleasant and sincere background music. ~ Scott Yanow