Gareth Davies-Jones - Nine Lessons

Published Monday 3rd December 2012
Gareth Davies-Jones - Nine Lessons
Gareth Davies-Jones - Nine Lessons

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 133026-19872
LABEL: Independent

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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

It's confession time. As a veteran reviewer I struggle with Christmas albums. Although I understand the commercial motivations that ensure that every year dozens of well-respected Christian artists record Christmas songs and carols that have already been recorded thousands of times before the truth in most such releases are exceedingly dull. So the Northumberland-based songsmith is to be congratulated for putting out a yuletide album that avoids most of the pitfalls of the oeuvre (no saccharine sleigh bell arrangements, no grizzly Santa songs) and though one could question the inclusion of the corny "Winter Wonderland" or a couple of the too-familiar carols his renditions of the "Wexford Carol" and the moving, if underwritten, "Love Came Down" are effective. As it says on the bottom of my promo copy for this download only release, "Acoustic guitar. Gentle voice. Feel the ambience."

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Love Came Down [Listen]
2. Infant Holy [Listen]
3. Wexford Carol [Listen]
4. O Little Town [Listen]
5. O Come O Come Emmanuel [Listen]
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [Listen]
7. Winter Wonderland [Listen]
8. A Chils Is Born [Listen]
9. Silent Night [Listen]
10. Bonus Track - In The Bleak Mid Winter [Listen]

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