DeDe - World Of Christmas

Published Friday 6th December 2013
DeDe - World Of Christmas
DeDe - World Of Christmas

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 146944-21460
LABEL: Independent
RELEASE DATE: 2013-11-05

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

It has to be admitted that Texas-based Deborah Wedekind, otherwise known as DeDe, is making considerable progress in the music world despite still not having been signed to a label. This classy Christmas set was produced by Grammy winning Jeff Bova (Celine Dion) and shows far more versatility and flair than you usually hear on a CD of Christmas songs. Her publicity sheet suggested that there are elements of French, Celtic, Latin, classical, Motown, African tribal and Americana in these arrangements and sure enough they can be heard. The second song, "One Child", for instance, sounds like something from the Lion King movie while her original "Canon On The Lord's Prayer" is an extraordinary tour-de-force with layer upon layer of vocals and instruments. Occasionally the eclecticism gets in the way of full appreciation of DeDe's classically trained voice but on the whole, this is an extremely enjoyable and highly original Christmas offering.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Kenneth Keairnes in Omaha, NE. @ 00:25 on Dec 9 2013

This album is fantastic!! DeDe musically arranges these songs to suit her different musical styles. She does rock, classical, contemporary and puts some new twists on some traditional Christmas songs. She's a great talent and this album is a must-own for your personal Christmas music collection.

Posted by DeDe Wedekind in Houston Texas, USA @ 19:37 on Dec 8 2013

Thanks Maxine for a wonderful review of 'World of Christmas'. I agree, this album was made to create some new and different songs that would be both nostalgic and familiar, and yet would bring in some new world music elements that everyone can relate to from Motown, to Celtic, and from classical to tribal, & Latin Bossa Nova and Cha Cha. I'm glad you like it, and I hope it will become a timeless classic for years to come! God's blessings to you and your listeners! DeDe to purchase or get more info. please visit

Posted by Larry in Houston Texas, USA @ 14:05 on Nov 23 2013

This album is fantastic! A world music effort with great new versions of songs you know, plus some great new praise and worship songs by DeDe. You will want to play every song from this album this year and for years to come, it will be a Christmas classic! If you purchase one Album, make this the one for Christmas 2013! I downloaded it on iTunes or you can visit the artist website at Blessings! Larry

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