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Dylan, Bob / Christmas In The Heart
Album:Christmas In The Heart Collection:General
Artist:Dylan, Bob Added:11/2009
Label:Sony Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-12-20 Pull Date:2010-02-21 
Week Ending:27 Dec
Airplays:1

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Album Review
Andy
Reviewed 2009-12-10 
Dylan's gravelly voice over a standard Burl Ives Christmas pop orchestra, with some occasional Hawaiian guitar thrown into the mix. Pretty weird. Sometimes Dylan sounds like he's enjoying himself, and when he eases off on the clashing background textures there's something to be said for a reiteration of some classic tunes. My picks: 9, 10, 11, (2). Yep, it's FCC clean.
– Andy

1 - Bouncy; dainty female backing vocals; Dylan lets out some fun growls
2 - You can really feel the phlegm hit your ears on the sustained high notes. If you're playing this with ironic intent, here's your number.
3 - A jazzy version that makes the growling more interesting and less jarring; some real rage comes through on "until the other kids all knock him down"
4 - Slow, with strings; Dylan belts it
5 - Slow and melancholy; structure and male backing vocals accommodate his voice relatively well
6 - Sparse arrangement, subdued vocals
7 - Gentle, jazzy backing band, with nice guitar and piano licks; harmonica
8 - First verse sung in Latin, with hesitant pronunciation; nice cello part
9 - Most expressive vocals on the album, with a hint of snide irony in the beginning, followed by a sober earnestness.
10 - Fun, fast and rowdy, with a prominent accordion; at one point Dylan rapidly lists reindeer and sneaks in a bunch of presidents.
11 - Another simple, bluesy arrangement; no backing vocals
12 - Prominent cello, vocal chorus without Dylan for a couple stretches
13 - Indulges the album's urge towards the Hawaiian. Light and cheery.
14 - Slow and plodding, solo vocals
15 - Somber, with big harmonizing intro

Track Listing
1.Here Comes Santa Claus 8.O' Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
2.Do You Hear What I Hear? 9.Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3.Winter Wonderland 10.Must Be Santa
4.Hark The Herald Angels Sing 11.Silver Bells
5.I'll Be Home For Christmas 12.The First Noel
6.Little Drummer Boy 13.Christmas Island
7.The Christmas Blues 14.The Christmas Song
 15.O' Little Town Of Bethlehem