Beautiful Star: The Christmas Collection

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
For her first Christmas album, bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent departs significantly from her usual mode, leaving behind both her regular band (though members pitch in on various tracks) and the mainstream of bluegrass tradition. Looking at this track list, the first thought that comes to mind is "How will she do a bluegrass version of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"? Or "Let It Snow"?" The answer: she won't. She takes both of those songs in a swinging, jazzy style, with (gasp!) a snare drum, and while she doesn't exactly make them her own, she certainly does them justice. One the more bluegrassy side are a straight-ahead rendition of the inevitable "Christmas Time's ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
For her first Christmas album, bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent departs significantly from her usual mode, leaving behind both her regular band (though members pitch in on various tracks) and the mainstream of bluegrass tradition. Looking at this track list, the first thought that comes to mind is "How will she do a bluegrass version of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"? Or "Let It Snow"?" The answer: she won't. She takes both of those songs in a swinging, jazzy style, with (gasp!) a snare drum, and while she doesn't exactly make them her own, she certainly does them justice. One the more bluegrassy side are a straight-ahead rendition of the inevitable "Christmas Time's A-Comin'" and a nicely adapted version of "O Christmas Tree" that manages to translate that song's natural waltz rhythm to a rollicking four/four without doing it any damage. The title track, one of the most beautiful songs in the bluegrass gospel repertoire, is handled in an expert if not quite inspired manner, and Vincent's arrangement of the program-ending "Twelve Days of Christmas" is lots of good, light-hearted fun. The occasional incursions of non-standard instrumentation vary from questionable (the accordion on "Winter Wonderland") to inspired (the Celtic harp on "Away in a Manger"). Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2006
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661057524
  • Catalog Number: 610575
  • Sales rank: 397,924

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rhonda Vincent Primary Artist, Mandolin, Choir, Chorus
David Grier Acoustic Guitar
Luke Bulla Fiddle
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Kevin Grantt Acoustic Bass
Carl Jackson Vocal Harmony
Tom Roady Percussion, Bells
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Scott Vestal Banjo
Cheryl White Vocal Harmony
Darrin Vincent Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass, Vocal Harmony
James Easter Vocal Harmony
Kenny Ingram Choir, Chorus
Audrey Haney Mandolin
Randy Kohrs Guitar (Resonator)
Sheri Easter Vocal Harmony
Terri Williams Choir, Chorus
Bob Patin Piano
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Ron Stewart Banjo, Fiddle
Jamie Dailey Vocal Harmony
Josh Williams & High Gear Acoustic Guitar, Choir, Chorus, Vocal Harmony
Frances Cunningham Bouzouki
Aaron McDaris Banjo
Hunter Berry Fiddle, Choir, Chorus
Noam Pikelny Banjo
Dennis Joseph Choir, Chorus
Toni Williams Choir, Chorus
Alex Turner Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Rhonda Vincent Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mel Tormé Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Tex Logan Composer
Johnny Marks Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Darrin Vincent Producer
Joseph Mohr Composer
Traditional Composer
Michael Latterell Engineer
Hank Williams Mastering
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