Shirley Caesar - Giving And Sharing: A Christmas Collection

Published Saturday 24th December 2011
Shirley Caesar - Giving And Sharing: A Christmas Collection
Shirley Caesar - Giving And Sharing: A Christmas Collection

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 118122-18742
LABEL: Word 080688820220
RELEASE DATE: 2011-10-03
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tim Holden

The veteran diva certainly has a large back catalogue to plunder and has done so to great effect with this Christmas compilation. There are 15 tracks here from traditional carols "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come All Ye Faithful", to more contemporary standards like "Little Drummer Boy" and "O Christmas Tree" and all are delivered in a timeless, old school gospel style. While some do feel a little clumsy compared to their more traditional renditions, Shirley's passionate delivery results in a Christmas album which has none of the usual cheesy clich├ęs and though the tracks here emanate from 'Christmas With Shirley Caesar' and 'Christmasing' this compilation is well worth investigating if you don't have those albums.

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Product Description

This 15-song collection features Shirley Caesar, the Queen of Gospel, singing her favourite Christmas songs and carols.

Taken from her highly successful Christmas albums, this project of Christmas favourites features O Holy Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, What Child Is This and many more!

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