Christmas Collection

The Christmas Collection

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by Il Divo
     
 
If you're among the countless listeners who swooned over the charismatic vocals on Il Divo's debut album, this follow-up arrives just in time to help make your holidays warm and cozy. Naturally, The Christmas Collection finds the photogenic four lending their pipes to traditional carols and seasonal favorites, rather than the love songs

Overview

If you're among the countless listeners who swooned over the charismatic vocals on Il Divo's debut album, this follow-up arrives just in time to help make your holidays warm and cozy. Naturally, The Christmas Collection finds the photogenic four lending their pipes to traditional carols and seasonal favorites, rather than the love songs of their first outing, but there's still a seductive side to their singing -- with such robust, expressive voices, it's hard for them not to sound romantic. If songs like "White Christmas" bring out the tender and nostalgic side of Il Divo -- they croon their way through a charming arrangement that shifts to Spanish in the middle -- they also create a truly reverent mood on sacred hymns like Schubert's "Ave Maria" and Franck's "Panis Angelicus." Best of all is the opening minute of "O Come All Ye Faithful," where the orchestra remains silent while the four singers blend in perfect harmony on their own. New songs like "Rejoice" and "When a Child Is Born" add a contemporary touch to the program, but it's Il Divo's way with the classics that's sure to make their Christmas offering one of the season's most popular albums.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969771525
catalogNumber:
97715

Tracks

  1. O Holy Night
  2. White Christmas
  3. Ave Maria
  4. When A Child Is Born
  5. Adeste Fideles
  6. Over The Rainbow
  7. Panis Angelicus
  8. Rejoice
  9. Silent Night
  10. The Lord's Prayer

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Il Divo   Primary Artist

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Christmas Collection 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The CD is ok. I have better Christmas CDs than this one. Don't take me wrong, I love their first CD. I am so used to their first CD singing in other langauges and operatic skills, it sounds so smooth. This one is in English, just don't sound that good to me. Just my opinion. Overall, they are great singers.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't even have to hear this album to know how wonderful it will be! I give it five stars only because I am priveleged to have witnessed these men singing in person and on various video performances and I know how amazing this group is! Christmas songs sung by these four talented men can only be a gift and a testament to the true spirit of Christmas. This will be an album that will be enjoyed for many many years to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can highly recomend this album before hearing because I feel confident that the music contained here will meet the same high standards that Il Divo requires of all of their music. These songs will thrill your heart and send your spirits soaring. I have already heard "O Holy Night" and it moves me to tears because it is so beautifuly done. Il Divo albums make excellent gifts that people appreciate and this one will be no different. Give a gift that keeps on giving...Il Divo does as each time you listen to them, your spirits are always lifted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally got to listen to audio clips of each song on this album, and am very impressed. Such charismatic gorgeous men with absolutely awesome voices singing traditional beautiful holiday music...What more could we ask for? I'll be heading out on Tuesday when this album will be released, with my Christmas list in hand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an Il Divo fan and I think this cd is a must for everyone just because of their unique style. Think the track titles sound not as Christmasy as it should?, you will after you hear them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've got the first CD of Il divo when I was in the Philippines. It's really wonderful that I've heard their operatic rendition of My way, Mama and Unbreak my heart. I am here in USA , and maybe It's a wish come true that Il Divo has a CD of Christmas collection, and I've got that CD. I finally got the spirit of christmas listening to the operatic rendition of the usual christmas song.How wonderful!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sound can never be better than this! These four talented men are a gift to us from God. If you don't get goosebumps listening then you have no soul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A WONDERFUL CD FROM IL DIVO.. THEY ARE THE BEST NEW GROUP AND THEIR VOICES WILL TURN YOUR HEART INTO THE MUSIC...ENJOY THIS EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS MUSIC...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Il Divo's version of "O Holy Night" is probably one of the best versions of the song that I've ever heard. The rest of the CD is great, too. Even if you aren't already a fan of Il Divo this is still a wonderful holiday collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Il Divo stirs the soul and tugs at the heart. The harmonizing and voices are second to none, they make the Christmas songs their own with a little operatic pop flair. In this world of electronic manipulation of voices it is great to know that true talent exists Il Divo is a perfect example of true talent. I highly recommend picking up the Il Divo Gift pack you will not be disappointed.
RMD More than 1 year ago
Just like each album Il Divo has put out, this Christmas Album is my favorite, and has been since it's release.

All four gentlemen have the talent and the experience as solo artist, and
when joining Il Divo, brought all this talent together for all of us to
enjoy.... and we do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And this CD is no different - they are very soulful and just love listening to them! Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday gift to share!
bardbravesfan More than 1 year ago
Gave this CD to my daughter and her family for Christmas (2008). They have played it over and over and we have loved every note sung by this incredibly talented group. Recommended to all lovers of music, especially Christmas favorites.
Foxglove48 More than 1 year ago
I've been a big fan of Il Divo since I bought their CD "The Promise" so I thought I would try their christmas CD and I think it's great. These guys sing so well together and I especially like that most of the songs are sung in english. I would definately recommend this CD to anyone looking for christmas music and any of their other CD's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
INSPIRATIONAL, EASY ON THE EARS (AND EYES, TOO)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Listen and enjoy ........then listen again and enjoy!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The voices are soothing and beautiful on this CD. I originally purchased it about 3 years ago and wore it out and had to buy a new one.
shalomgracie More than 1 year ago
I discovered this quartet by an email to a link of them singing Amazing Grace in the Parthenon. I was hooked! I began a search for anything I could find on them. They can turn a lousy day into a pleasant, calming day with one song. Simon Cowell knew what he was doing when he put these guys together!!
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