David T Clydesdale - One Special Christmas

Thursday 1st December 1994
David T Clydesdale - One Special Christmas
David T Clydesdale - One Special Christmas

STYLE: Orchestral
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19374-21822
LABEL: Word 7109787591

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

David T Clydesdale is an exceedingly popular arranger, conductor and orchestra frontman with dozens of albums to his credit. His forte is lush orchestral creations with his major musical influences appearing to be both the movie soundtrack to The Big Country and the music they used to play way back when our TVs showed test cards. What is utterly stunning is the budgets Mr Clydesdale enjoys and the serious singing talents that seem happy to be sucked into his preposterous musical embellishments. So on this album you'll find First Call singing "Jingle Bells", Bruce Carroll singing "Home For Christmas/White Christmas (Medley)", Helen Baylor contributing to "A Caribbean Christmas (Medley)", not to mention the Royal Brass Of London and the Nashville String Machine. No doubt 'One Special Christmas' cost more to record than the majority of the albums reviewed here. As far as I'm concerned it was an appalling waste of God's resources.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Michael in Texas @ 07:55 on Oct 5 2007

If you are fortunate enough to find this for sale anywhere do yourself a favor and pick it up! This album has two styles of CHristmas music. Brass Choir medleys and instumental pop carols. The Brass Choir stuff does sound powerful, but sometimes one wishes to hear the entire song, not just a verse befoer seguaing into another similary tempoed song. There is a healthy helping of 1090's popular ccm stars on this album. All I can remember is Bryan Duncan who does a fantastic little drummer boy. Starry night is the best version I have ever heard of this song. There is a larger than life , Dino styles piano solo that is worth the price of the CD alone.

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