Beyond the Season

October 29, 2016 - Comment

11 songsThe pop Christmas album is a lost art everywhere but in the country-western arena. You don’t see today’s rock acts reeling off sets of religious standards the way you used to–which is probably for the best. But even within the whole country milieu, since album release schedules aren’t as fast-paced and casual as they

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11 songsThe pop Christmas album is a lost art everywhere but in the country-western arena. You don’t see today’s rock acts reeling off sets of religious standards the way you used to–which is probably for the best. But even within the whole country milieu, since album release schedules aren’t as fast-paced and casual as they once were, a good seasonal CD is something to latch onto. What we have here is a Christmas album of solid construction, packed with traditional songs and old-Nashville chestnuts. No surprises and no smash hits, but that’s not what it’s about. –Gavin McNett

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Anonymous says:

I really only wanted “Gift” which for some reason causes my eyes to leak water all over my face, and chokes me up everytime I hear it. I don’t really understand why Barth doesn’t release this song as a single download, as apparently it is highly prized. Garth’s voice lends a haunting plaintive sound to the story of a poor but loving child wanting so much to give something good to the baby Jesus, and speaks something about the innocence and hope of children. If the other songs on the album are…

Anonymous says:

I have been trying to find this CD for my mom for several years (she has had the cassette tape for ages now). It’s impossible to find it in any store I’ve been to, and online it’s very expensive to buy new. I finally broke down and decided to try purchasing it as a used item. I was extremely pleased with the quality of the item once I received it, and my mom was very happy to have the CD. Love the CD at Christmas time, and I am happy I was able to give my mom something she loves that’s of a…

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