John David | The Christmas Guitar

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The Christmas Guitar

by John David

Christmas music beautifully performed on acoustic guitars and mandolin.
Genre: Holiday: Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
3:44 $0.99
2. The First Noel
4:01 $0.99
3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
3:10 $0.99
4. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
2:50 $0.99
5. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
2:00 $0.99
6. Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night)
3:14 $0.99
7. We Three Kings of Orient Are
3:25 $0.99
8. What Child Is This
4:24 $0.99
9. Deck the Halls
2:33 $0.99
10. Away in a Manger '“ Silent Night
4:23 $0.99
11. O Little Town of Bethlehem
3:25 $0.99
12. Jingle Bells
2:53 $0.99
13. O Come All Ye Faithful
2:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
From the stylish solo guitar arrangements, to the "wire choir" of layered guitars and mandolin playing in harmony, it's easy to see why this disc has received so much critical acclaim. If you have only one Christmas music cd in your collection, this should be it.

The Library Journal
"A rare treat...David makes even the most familiar carols seem fresh...almost too good to play only in acoustic holiday album...Very informative liner notes...Highly recommended."

CD Review
"John David's guitar reflections...are as warm as a hardwood fire. Each track features his pensive acoustic guitar or a disc that's perfect for...quiet reflection."

The Denver Post
"Guitarist John David succeeds in tunes special...There's a guitarist's guitarist at work here."

Pete Howard, editor, ICE -International Compact Disc Exchange
"Brought a tear to my eye, gave me chill...wonderful!"

Guitar Player
"Toss another log on the fire, pour another eggnog, and enjoy...played expertly...tasty arrangements...engaging harmonies...Very fine."

The Sacramento Bee
"Lovely holiday offering...unique...retain(s) the selections simple charms...David's playing is immaculate, soft, and warm...There are many Christmas guitar albums. This may be the best."

"An instrumental wizard"-The Charleston Post & Courier
"A guitarist's guitarist."-The Denver Post
"A master of many styles...[plays everything] superbly well."-The Sacramento Bee

Producer, arranger, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist John David has toured with and produced the internationally famous Limeliters. John appeared on the "Tonight Show" as featured instrumentalist (with Leon Redbone). In addition to his highly acclaimed solo acoustic project "The Christmas Guitar", his work graces numerous recordings, television shows, commercials, and movie soundtracks.



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Excellent - Elegantly simple
Sets the holiday mood in a rich, warm, unexpected way.

Cameron Morgan

exactly what i was looking for -- the antidote to Bing and Kiddie Xmas!
Simply, a marvelous CD ... I was searching for something we could play a lot and still enjoy, and this is it! Our new Xmas favorite.

Larry, in Houston

Great Holiday Music!
This is a great Christmas CD. Perfect for parties or just when you're working around the house decorating and such. Solid work on the acoustic.

elizabeth foito

I was looking for just the right sound for Christmas…
I was looking for just the right sound for Christmas and I found it as I was searching the internet. I love John David's style and magnificent talent. Thanks for your Christmas Guitar CD.

Dean Taunton

Excellent music, great talent!
I would love to get TABs for all of the songs to learn to play them. The music is very relaxing and great for background as well as serious listening. Need more Christmas sequels!!!

Ray Kowalik

Makes the old Christmas standards sound brand new.
I've always been partial to guitar music (played guitar myself). So this CD was right up my alley. The selections are great and the guitar work fabulous.

Tim E.

I would buy another acoustic Christmas cd in a heartbeat if I knew it was as goo

robyn freeman

the christmas guitar
This lovely and so wonderful......are we going to be able to see John in the Future @ Disneyland, w/Billy Hill and the Hill Billies. these wonderful guys are creative and sheer genuis.


Beautifully done
This makes me feel like Christmas; like I did when I was a child. Very heartwarming and comforting. Done with a lot of feeling and heart.

Bruce Jensen

Delightful - A blessing
These tunes, played on guitar simply and straight from the heart, is the Spirit of Christmas in music. David brings semi-classical technique and a folk sensibility to these chestnuts, without ever resorting to musical gimmicks or pyrotechnics; yet, his subtle mastery makes the music glow in a way that evokes the warm light amidst the chill of a winter night 2,000 years ago like few other artists. There is nothing not to love, the music is simply beautiful. We look forward to the release of his companion Christmas collection on CD as well.
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