The Lost Christmas Eve

November 23, 2016 - Comment

The long awaited follow up to the platinum selling The Christmas Attic, The Lost Christmas Eve features their trademark symphonic rock, which fuses elements of hard rock, Broadway, R&B, and classical music into a unique and distinctive blend of original compositions, symphony excerpts and holiday standards.If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for

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The long awaited follow up to the platinum selling The Christmas Attic, The Lost Christmas Eve features their trademark symphonic rock, which fuses elements of hard rock, Broadway, R&B, and classical music into a unique and distinctive blend of original compositions, symphony excerpts and holiday standards.If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary for the season, The Lost Christmas Eve is for you. This final entry in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera trilogy is perhaps their most ambitious and complex in the series. Like its predecessors, The Lost Christmas Eve tells the story of heaven’s youngest angel called back to earth to continue Jesus’ unfinished work. This time he lands in New York City to help redeem not only Christmas, but the soul of humankind itself with a story line that rivals anything Frank Capra ever dreamt up for the big screen. Conceived and composed by Aerosmith and Savatage producer Paul O’Neill, most of the song were penned O’Neill, Robert Kinkle, and Savatage founder and keyboardist Jon Oliva, and features the rest of the seminal Florida metal band on the record. While not as bombastic as Savatage’s fourteen rock epics which touch on topics as diverse as the Russian Revolution, the 15th century explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s descendants, and Beethoven’s last night, the record still has a grandiose, almost over-arching baroque feel, with its prog-rock organ swells and electronic alchemy. The best moments are during the soaring instrumentals, on tracks like the “Wisdom of Snow,” “Wish Litz,” “Christmas Bells, Carousels & Time,” and the majestic rendering of “O Come All Ye Faithful.” –Jaan Uhelszki

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R. MCRACKAN says:

Good album to finish the trilogy After hearing TSO’s Christmas/Sarajevo 12/24 for the umpteenth time on the radio I decided to get “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” – the CD that includes this song. I did not know who TSO was prior to this. I thought the CD would just be hard rock-based Christmas carols. But after hearing this CD’s samples in Amazon, I checked out the samples from the other two albums as well; “The Lost Christmas Eve” and “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve”. I was hooked and I decided to…

Anonymous says:

I’d never really listened to TSO previously aside from the occasional Christmas songs like Wizards in Winter and Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24 tied to You Tube videos with light shows. Was I more than pleasantly suprised! What a discovery of a hidden gem. Tremendous overall music performance by TSOI. Wow! What a great compilation and modernization of (mostly) traditional to Christmas melodies.All the tracks are good, but my 2 favorites have to be :What Child Is This?-…

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