Point Of Grace - A Christmas Story

Wednesday 1st December 1999
Point Of Grace - A Christmas Story
Point Of Grace - A Christmas Story

STYLE: Pop
RATING 3 3 3
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1441-1851
LABEL: Word 180688599324
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Cross Rhythms has long acknowledged that this toothsome foursome possess flawless pop voices able to soar and shimmer in near perfect examples of uplifting radio friendly pop. But on this, they climb on board the bandwagon, make that the sleigh, to turn in a desperately unimaginative Christmas album. Producer Brown Bannister works hard to ring the changes in the arrangements, but succeeds only in contributing fussy embellishments to the proud elegance of "Angels We Have Heard On High" while the rendition of "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" is gushingly vacuous enough to sound like it came from a pre-war Christmas movie. A Chris Eaton Christmas original is a rare moment of relief from the slush, but it's way too little. Cross Rhythms has often commented about Nashville's unrelenting determination, each Yuletide, to saddle their best singing talents with cringe worthy Christmas albums, but still these cloying renditions of over-exposed carols and ghastly Santa songs continues. To reduce the wonder of the incarnation into such trivial and trivialising music is profoundly depressing.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

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