I have loved listening to Amy Grant for decades. So I was super excited when I learned that she had a new album out...and a Christmas one at that. Yay! I have been listening to the CD in my car on my way here, there, and everywhere. There is nothing like beautiful Christmas songs to help boost my Christmas spirit.
The album contains some familiar songs that Amy has given her own style to, as well as some Amy Grant originals.
This CD track list is meant to cover the breadth of emotions people feel around Christmas time...from joy and eager anticipation, to loneliness and sadness. Some of the songs are uplifting, and some are a tad bit of a "downer." But that is what Amy intended. She wanted to reach out to everyone during Christmas time, and meet her fans right where they are, no matter what they might be feeling. The songs are very mellow and low-key, a little guitar here, a little piano there. I can almost imagine Amy Grant sitting on a bar stool in a little cafe, playing the guitar and signing while customers sip on tea. This would be a good CD at the end of a very stressful day, when you just want to put your feet up and close your eyes and the let music carry you away. Or perfect for at a dinner party, when you want to have background music but don't want your guests to have to shout over the carols.
Did I enjoy it? Well, I am listening to it right now as I type this review. :)
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- Tennessee Christmas (4:27)
- To Be Together (4:10)
- Christmas For You And Me (3:03)
- Melancholy Christmas (3:02)
- December (3:29)
- White Christmas (2:23)
- Joy To The World (3:08)
- I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (3:24)
- Baby, It’s Cold Outside [feat. Vince Gill] (3:14)
- Christmas Don’t Be Late (3:16)
- Still Can’t Sleep (3:11)
- Another Merry Christmas (2:22)
- O Come, All Ye Faithful (3:07)
Album length: 13 tracks: 42 minutes, 16 seconds
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