Piano... - Piano Carols Vol 2

Friday 15th November 2002
Piano... - Piano Carols Vol 2
Piano... - Piano Carols Vol 2

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 3 3 3
LABEL: Alliance 1902802
RRP: £2.50

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

If I was a pianist as talented as Andrew Harsant, the house producer for Alliance Music's Banbury-based Manor Studios, I would have refused to have anything to do with the Piano Hymns and Piano Carols series of albums. But presumably Alliance have seen a hole in the market for straightforward, unembellished piano versions of "The First Nowell", "O Little Town Of Bethlehem", "Good Christian Men Rejoice", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" and eight others. Competent playing of course but also an uncomfortable example of how stilted these muzak-for-Christians projects can get.

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