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It's a Wonderful Life

by Kerry Getz

One of NPR's 2003 CD picks of the year, and winner of BEST HOLIDAY ALBUM by "Just Plain Folks" (the largest music organization in the world and chosen from over 10,000 album entries) It's a Wonderful Life is a magical collection of traditional, contempora
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lullay Lully
3:21 $0.99
2. Suspended in December
4:18 $0.99
3. The Wexford Carol
3:30 $0.99
4. Christmas Time is Here
2:57 $0.99
5. In the Bleak Mid-winter
3:22 $0.99
6. In the Rain
4:16 $0.99
7. It's a Wonderful Life
3:44 $0.99
8. Maybe This Christmas
2:29 $0.99
9. O Come O Come Emmanuel
3:57 $0.99
10. Christmas in Suburbia
3:10 $0.99
11. Yuletide Romeo
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Winner of BEST HOLIDAY ALBUM by the organization "Just Plain Folks". They received over 10,000 CDs from all over the world and are the largest music organization on the planet.

From The OC WEEKLY - 12/11
by Dave Wielenga

If Kerry Getz had been in Bethlehem for the Very First
Christmas, there's absolutely no doubt she would have cut
short her encore at the Following Yonder Starbucks, grabbed
her guitar and donkeyed on down to the Club Manger to carol
the last couple of choruses with the rest of the angels. In fact,
knowing Kerry, we suspect she would have hung around even
later to perform a free solo show - sort of like the Little
Drummer Boy, except of course she's not a boy and, thank God,
would have the sense not to bang a freakin' drum next to a

What we never knew until now is what would have been on the
set list. But Getz has released a Christmas album, It's a
Wonderful Life, on the World In Motion label. The 11 songs on
the disc canvas the undulating moods of the season, beginning
with the traditional "Lullay Lully," before bending immediately
into one of Getz's own compositions, "Suspended in
December." It goes on like that, from Old England ("The
Wexford Carol") to vintage Charlie Brown (Vince Guaraldi's
"Christmas Time Is Here"), and from homey warmth ("It's a
Wonderful Life") to, well, songs with names such as "In the
Bleak Mid-Winter" and "In the Rain." Every selection is
arranged and delivered with Getz's achingly grateful style -
even Martin Newell's snickeringly cynical "Christmas In
Suburbia." All we can say is: "Jesus!"



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The Los Angeles Times - Randy Lewis

Kerry Getz is ne of those rare musicians ...
One of those rare musicians who sees winter, Christmas, death and rebirth as adult themes worthy of serious examination. This veteran Southern California singer-songwriter's original songs and renderings of a few less-than-obvious carols delve into the myriad emotions the season can release, from loneliness and
self-reflection to spiritual yearning and, yes, joy.
*** 1/2
Los Angeles Times ratings range from * (poor) to **** (excellent) with three stars denoting a solid recommendation.

The Register - Ben Wener

Best Christmas CD Discovery of 2003
Best discovery - "It's a Wonderful Life," a delight from local
singer-songwriter Kerry Getz. Her selections are never
obvious, preferring pieces from authors like Ron Sexsmith
("Maybe This Christmas") and the unappreciated Martin Newell
("Christmas in Suburbia") over more typical fare. Plus, four of
her 11 cuts are self-penned, including the excellent "Yuletide
Romeo," a soulful piano-and-voice number that would serve
Fiona Apple or Jewel well. An album that deserves more than
regional attention.