STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49590-14763 LABEL: Nettwerk 067003081528 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-10-22 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Although there are tried and tested carols on this set like "Silent Night" and "Angels We Have Heard On High", it is the original Christmas compositions scattered through this set which best show off Leigh Nash's extraordinarily haunting voice. The duo's legion of fans were of course devastated when Sixpence broke up in 2006 so this, the group's first full length return to the studio, will no doubt attract long term fans as well as casual Christmas browsers looking for music which doesn't tumble into sleigh bell excess. In fact, the production here by Steve Hindalong (City On A Hill) is masterly. Put it all together - great voice, good songs, classy production - and you have a strong album celebrating that mind boggling birth in Bethlehem.
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Platinum selling and Grammy nominated Sixpence None The Richer celebrate the season with their fi rst album full of traditional and original holiday classics.
Produced by Steve Hindalong (City On A Hill), The Dawn of Grace features Angels We Have Heard On High and Silent Night, which also features Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay on vocals.
Best known for their single Kiss Me and the top ten There She Goes, Sixpence recently reformed for this Christmas album, and to record a new release in 2009.