The Christmas Attic

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After three seasons of radio and sales success with Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents the second installment of a planned trilogy. The Christmas Attic is told through a blend of symphonic and rock music.No Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRATitle: CHRISTMAS ATTICStreet Release Date: 10/13/1998Fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber will discover he

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After three seasons of radio and sales success with Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents the second installment of a planned trilogy. The Christmas Attic is told through a blend of symphonic and rock music.
No Track Information Available
Media Type: CD
Artist: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
Title: CHRISTMAS ATTIC
Street Release Date: 10/13/1998
Fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber will discover he has a soul mate in one Paul O’Neill, the “conductor” of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. A dyed-in-the-wool sentimentalist, O’Neill presents this pop-rock tale from 1998 with all the glitz and glory of a Lloyd Webber Broadway show. Playing to the common themes of the season through a tale about a little angel sent to Earth to leave behind a gift, O’Neill creates a big-sounding production heavy on lead guitars and orchestral filigree. There are pieces of familiar Christmas carols and hymns and a handful of unembellished acoustic numbers to offset the brighter parts of the musical melodrama. While his singers and players are all professional sounding, O’Neill often mistakes sentiment as a grand gesture when it needs to be something less ambitious or noticeable. Nonetheless, there’s a TV special or Broadway show wrapped up in this attic and it won’t go away until it gets done. –Martin Keller

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Robert J Romero says:

Hard on the ears, like rock candy There is only one great song on this CD, Christmas Canon. It’s a masterpiece of Christmas artwork, and thank you for whoever was in charge for doing it. The rest is absolutely a test of your will and patience. The tunes are contrived and repeatitive, I would expect such a menu of songs from my local pub on kareoke night. It is Christmas Canon that brings out the visuals of the true Christmas spirit, the rest would bring Woodstock to shame, its that bad. Do yourself a favor and download the…

J. Collins says:

Not what I expected

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