Friday, January 1, 2016

Christmas Music Review: Mannheim Steamroller: Christmas Celebration (2004)

This collection of songs really sounds like a celebration.  It continues the Mannheim Steamroller tradition of good new age Christmas music.  this set includes synthesized music with flutes as well as vocal selections.  My favorite is "Deck the Halls."  The synthesizer was really cooking for this song.  It hits that spot of being a fun song, and takes the catchy tune and makes it better.  However I cannot say the same for "Carol of the Bells."  I do not like at all how the synthesizer arrangement pretty much destroys this song.  Many of these numbers have vocal choruses and this is very effective as they weave back and forth with vocals and instrumental.  This set sets a good Christmas mood.

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