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Christmas Songs

Diana Krall Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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1. Jingle Bells
2. Let It Snow
3. The Christmas Song
4. Winter Wonderland
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
6. Christmas Time Is Here
7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. White Christmas
10. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
11. Sleigh Ride
12. Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep

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As the song goes, "Merry Christmas" has already "been said many times, many ways." Diana Krall's Christmas Songs is a worthy--though not particularly unique--addition to the holiday catalog. On it, she excels with an approach mastered long ago: elegant delivery that gives extra polish to a very familiar lineup. Some might find her style frosty at times, but that will come as a relief to those who want their carolers to cut through some of the holiday treacle and create a festive, yet grown-up vibe. And Krall does show off her playful side with little, personal touches. In "Winter Wonderland" she promises to "frolic and play the Canadian way," which should draw smiles from her native land. (That'll mean toasting the holiday with Molson, eh?) Elsewhere, she ends "Jingle Bells" with the girlishly giddy statement, "I'm just crazy about horses." Well…can't argue with that. --Leah Weathersby

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This is first full length holiday recording by this Grammy Award winning artist. It is an uplifting collection of seasonal favorites,with Krall sounding better than ever on both piano and vocals. Features swinging big band arrangements by John Clayton and several tracks for quartet,including string arrangements by Johnny Mandel.Produced by Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall. Verve. 2005.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wildly varying songs Nov. 18 2005
Format:Audio CD
First of all, let me say I have nearly all of Diana Krall's albums and really enjoy her singing, piano and original compositions as well as how she handles standards.
Naturally I figured I couldn't miss with this one. I'm sad to say that I was wrong. It may be my own personal bias as I don't mind Christmas songs done a BIT jazzy but I like them to still be at least somewhat reminiscent of the original version. Some of the songs on this CD would qualify but a lot of them are way too rolicking and overdone for my taste. Ms. Krall does a lot of semi-skat doo-wap type singing on some of the selections that sounds affected to me. She wrings "White Christmas" out until it's like a hackneyed Las Vegas version with none of the wistfulness of the words left.
I suppose it's too much to hope for but I would love to hear her do another Christmas CD sometime and this time, handle it with a little more of her usual subtlety.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful June 28 2006
Format:Audio CD
this is a wonderful album to add to your Christmas stash!!

Diana can really feel music, and we as a listener reap the benefits of this gift. She is just one more great voice of this generation...so many now with Diana, Nora, Michael B, Harry C. and still one of my favs, Tony Bennett....Keep this wonderful music coming everyone, as we will keep on buying your beautiful music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great performance Nov. 28 2005
By El Rey
Format:Audio CD
the X-mas songs jazzy versions are just great plus her sweet voice adds some magic touch! a must for Jazz lovers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diana returns to her strengths Nov. 18 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a fabulous album, showcasing her vocal and piano-playing talents, as well as her abilities to interpret familiar songs with just enough swing to make them different while still retaining the familiarity.
Note that the album includes the 3 tracks previously released on the mini-album (Jingle Bells, Have Yourself, and a just about perfect rendition of Christmas Time Is Here), plus an addition 9 tracks. A lot of the numbers include a full jazz orchestra, but a couple are just her or with her trio.
If you like Diana Krall you will not be disappointed with this album. It will make a very nice to your collection to add variety to the traditional and pop arrangements.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply excellent ! Dec 17 2007
Format:Audio CD
Diana Krall has come up with a perfect Christmas album. The selection of material is flawless and loaded with classics - which, let's face it, is a key element in a Christmas record. Most of the songs on the album were recorded with a big band, which brings out the best in Krall; the result is slick, flawless and will perfectly suit your holiday season. When she turns down the tempo for piano-and-vocals ballads, it's intimate enough to make you feel as though she's sitting in the room with you. The highlights are "Jingle bells", "Winter wonderland", "What are you doing New Year's eve", "Christmas time is here", "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" and "I'll be home for Christmas"; however, every track is a keeper. It's all a grown-up affair, of course, and it's hardly a trendy record; but anyone even remotely interested with Krall's instantly recognizable jazzy sounds will find great rewards in this excellent Christmas album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars XMAS music June 27 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you ;ike XMAS music this is a must have
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz May 23 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We don't get tired of hearing the songs. Perfect for all you Christmas jazzy receptions. Nice voice, as usual. Thumbs up!
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