STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6598-14069 LABEL: Elektra 625672 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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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