Thursday, December 11, 2008, 08:34 PM ( 2646 views ) - CD Reviews - Posted by dagmarsieglindeI adore Christmas music. One of my favorite Christmas songs is O Holy Night, itís just so dramatic. I have always loved it. I listen to Christmas music at anytime of year - I always keep it on my ipod.
Sheryl Crow has released a cd of Christmas tunes called Home for Christmas and she does an amazing version of O Holy Night, as well as 8 other standards and an original song, There is a Star That Shines Tonight. Iíd describe a lot of the interpretation of these songs as bluesy and jazzy. Crow has a flexible voice that goes from the sweetness of The Christmas Song and White Christmas to the sexiness of Merry Christmas, Baby with ease. I also like the delicate Iíll Be Home for Christmas, in particular the gentle guitar solo. The songs just give really good vibes. Iím impressed by the original and beautiful There is a Star That Shines Tonight too. Iíll admit it could be easy to tend towards the schmaltzy with these tunes, but Crow maintains a classy and genuine approach. She even gives Elvis Presley a run for his money on her version of Blue Christmas. You can check out Presley's version here.
Click here for a clip of Crow performing There is a Star That Shines Tonight.