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Not so Classic Christmas Classics

by David Hughes

Christmas classics that will make you dance, cry, laugh, sing along and fill with the holiday sprit!
Genre: Holiday: Easy Listening
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1. Angels We Have Heard on High
3:27 $0.99
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2. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
2:58 $0.99
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3. I Saw Three Ships
3:21 $0.99
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4. Silent Night
4:17 $0.99
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5. What Child Is This
3:25 $0.99
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6. Go Tell It on the Mountain
3:53 $0.99
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7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4:58 $0.99
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8. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
4:07 $0.99
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9. O Holy Night
3:24 $0.99
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10. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Ngoni)
3:48 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"We need a fresh take on these Christmas classics" is what David Hughes thought one summer day. He then set out to create inspiring arrangement of some of the most popular Christmas songs.

Angels We Have Heard On High gets a Motown inspired take with a soulful guitar carrying the melody. You will want to sing along in the chorus! Keep an ear open for the surprise in the middle! LA Session pro Jamey Tate is the drummer on this one.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas is normally sung in three quarter time, but what if you sang it in 4/4 time? See if you can sing - and whistle along to this rendition.

I Saw Three Ships gets the 7/8 treatment by Finnish-American Sax virtuoso Andy Suzuki and Jamey Tate on drums. I bet you've never heard these harmonies on this song before!

Silent Night offers a chance for reflection and contemplation. Andy Suzuki's tenor sax cries full of emotion and interplays with David Hughes acoustic bass. This arrangement will make you feel happy, sad and everything in between.

Time to dance! What child is this gets an EDM groove that will make you want to clap your hands on 2 and 4! Acoustic and electric guitar and violin trade off the melody in an exciting musical dance punctuated with tasty funky bass fills.

Go Tell It On The Mountain brings a bit of a Southern flavor to the party. Soulful Tenor Sax playing by Andy Suzuki. Feel free to move to the groove and clap along to the beat...but keep an ear open for that mean slap bass in the middle!

O Come, O Come Emmanuel has big breathing orchestra strings like a heartbeat throughout the song. Electric bass is the motor that keeps this 5/8 train going.

Disco! Hark The Herald starts of with a funky bass riff and hands the song off to Andy Suzuki's soprano sax. Again, a surprise awaits in the middle where Jamey Tate's wonderfully aggressive drums take over from the machine beat.

O Holy Night offers more mellow vibes with violin and viola taking turns flanked by mandolin. The song continually grows and ends big with strings and choir.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas returns but in a very different outfit. Starting out gently with fretless bass, piano and acoustic guitar the song evolves into a dance beat propelled by the Malian Ngoni instrument.

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