STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 120529-18747 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Mike Gill
The latest from the retired American lawman turned independent Christian music artist is an instrumental Christmas project. Darrell planned and created 'Have A Good Christmas' with the aim of providing comfort for those seeking solace. It would not be out of place as a background to contemplation and relaxation. The album comes without the over-produced commercial sweetness that fills many of the contemporary offerings to be found this time of year. The music comes from a minimum of instruments - mainly guitars and piano. From an aesthetic point of view, some songs do sound alike, and welcome in future productions would be more variation in tone, rhythm and colouring but each track is tastefully arranged and the production is satisfactory though uninspiring. The end result doesn't reach the highs and lows that grab the hearer's attention but while it is unimaginative it does create a backdrop that is pleasant and agreeable. Among the tracks listed are 10 Yuletide evergreens and two original compositions - "Christmas Slumber" and "Christmas Frost".
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