Amy Grant - Christmas Gift Pack

Published Monday 9th December 2013
Amy Grant - Christmas Gift Pack
Amy Grant - Christmas Gift Pack

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 145684-21535
LABEL: Amy Grant Productions 602537475902
RELEASE DATE: 2013-10-15
RRP: £8.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Repackaging back catalogue into box sets has become a standard procedure with many record companies these days and now the one-time queen of CCM is given the repackage treatment. Considering the title though, Amy's legion of fans may be surprised and possibly disappointed to find that this doesn't bring together Amy's three Christmas albums. Although this box set does offer 1999's 'A Christmas To Remember' one will look in vain for the other two (1983's 'A Christmas Album' and 1993's 'Home For Christmas'), instead we are offered 2002's 'Legacy. . . Hymns & Faith' and 2007's 'Greatest Hits'. The latter compilation to my ears features too many tracks from her 1991 megahit 'Heart In Motion' though it's great to hear "El Shaddai" and "In A Little While" from her breakthrough 'Age To Age' album. The 'Legacy' album was a little bit underwhelming and although her renditions of "Softly And Tenderly" and "I Need Thee Every Hour/Nothing But The Blood" are competent country pop hymnody in truth there are better versions of the evergreens from the country hymnals on other CDs. 'A Christmas To Remember' is of rather mixed quality too. On the plus side there is a beautiful version of "Silent Night" and a striking classical arrangement of Michael W Smith's "Agnus Dei" while on the minus side Amy's renditions of "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Mister Santa" are best forgotten. Still, at a bargain price of 13.99 this will no doubt find its way into quite a few Christmas stockings.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Simple Things [Listen]
2. Takes A Little Time [Listen]
3. Lucky One [Listen]
4. House Of Love [Listen]
5. Baby Baby [Listen]
6. Every Heartbeat [Listen]
7. That's What Love Is For [Listen]
8. Good For Me [Listen]
9. I Will Remember You [Listen]
10. Lead Me On [Listen]
11. Saved By Love [Listen]
12. Stay For Awhile [Listen]
13. Find A Way [Listen]
14. Thy Word [Listen]
15. Angels [Listen]
16. El - Shaddai [Listen]
17. In A Little While [Listen]
18. Father's Eyes [Listen]
19. Old Man's Rubble [Listen]
20. A Christmas To Remember [Listen]
21. Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away [Listen]
22. Silent Night [Listen]
23. Christmas Lullaby - I Will Lead You Home [Listen]
24. Highland Cathedral [Listen]
25. Jingle Bell Rock [Listen]
26. Mister Santa [Listen]
27. Til The Season Comes 'Round Again [Listen]
28. Gabriel's Oboe [Listen]
29. Welcome To Our World [Listen]
30. Agnus Dei [Listen]
31. This Is My Father's World [Listen]
32. My Jesus, I Love Thee [Listen]
33. Softly And Tenderly [Listen]
34. I Need Thee Every Hour - Nothing But The Blood [Listen]
35. What You Already Own [Listen]
36. It Is Well With My Soul - The River's Gonna Keep On Rolling [Listen]
37. Do You Remember The Time [Listen]
38. Fields Of Plenty - Be Still My Soul [Listen]
39. Imagine - Sing The Wondrous Love Of Jesus [Listen]
40. Come, Thou Fount Of Every Blessing [Listen]
41. Fairest Lord Jesus [Listen]
42. Holy, Holy, Holy [Listen]
43. What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Old Rugged Cross - How Great Thou Art [Listen]
44. Marching To Zion [Listen]

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Product Description
This 3-CD Christmas Gift Pack features the best-selling albums A Christmas To Remember, Legacy: Hymns & Faith, Greatest Hits.

This collection includes 19 of Amy's greatest hits, 14 hymns and 11 Christmas classics.

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