Larry & Shar - Christmas Bells

Published Thursday 16th August 2007
Larry & Shar - Christmas Bells
Larry & Shar - Christmas Bells

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22954-12474
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Doug Holland

This is collection of four delightful and catchy songs that explore and explain the meaning of Christmas within a secular context, ie, Jesus shares the billing in the lyrics with seasonal trees, church bells, starry nights and snowflakes. The tracks (total music time 15 minutes) are written and played by Larry and Sharlene Yarish of The Goodnews Band at New Community Church, Winnipeg, Canada. Sharlene's vocals and Larry's backing harmonies and guitar playing are infectious and completely appropriate for the feel of the album which is uplifting, fun and joyful. This collection could easily be twice the length without it becoming tired or sounding simply like a platitude to its own subject matter, and it is likely to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

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Reader Comments

Posted by jesiah yarish in selkirk @ 04:53 on Mar 11 2010

whos the drummer slash bassist on this CD? cause he is pretty awesome.

Posted by Joseph Cross in selkirk mb @ 00:29 on Oct 30 2008

one more thing u guys are like the coolest parents i now

Posted by Joseph in selkirk @ 17:13 on Oct 15 2008


Posted by Donna Hoye in Winnipeg, Manitoba @ 18:38 on Aug 22 2007

Now this is real CHRISTmas music. Should be played every day of the holiday season so we can remember what the Season is all about.

Posted by Lori Webb in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada @ 14:53 on Aug 21 2007

I agree completely with Doug Holland's review. I would refer listeners/readers to this website - about their debut CD. They are wonderful musicians.

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