Yolanda Adams - Christmas With Yolanda Adams

Tuesday 24th September 2002
Yolanda Adams - Christmas With Yolanda Adams
Yolanda Adams - Christmas With Yolanda Adams

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6598-14069
LABEL: Elektra 625672

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Christmas with Yolanda? Otherwise known as "Top selling American Gospel Diva sells bucketloads of albums across the world and records a sentimental pile of tosh to cash in on the Christmas market." Or am I being too harsh? I just can't understand why gospel and CCM artists make Christmas albums but instead of recording a set of fresh songs that give glory for the advent of the Saviour decide to pile their albums high with tosh like "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "The Christmas Song" and the same old selection of tired carols. There should be a federal law that bans Christian artists from recording "Little Drummer Boy", "Silent Night", "The First Noel" and "O Holy Night". This is all expertly recorded and Yolanda has a beautiful voice but I long for someone somewhere to change the record and give us something new.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Lorraine Poulton in Staffordshire @ 21:16 on Aug 10 2006

Hey Mike! Being a professional you would know better than I, but I am actually looking forward to buying Yolanda's Christmas album as I loved her 'Day by Day'. I happen to really enjoy 'O holy night' and can't wait to hear her sing my fave Christmas carol... but I do agree about some of the songs getting a bit overdone now. Still, if she blesses me with a couple of good ones, I'll overlook the rest. Sorry to be boring, but we non-musos are less demanding I suppose. Haven't seen you for ages, hope you're doing fine, Mike. God bless.

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