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Christmas by Francesca Battistelli

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Christmas, CD, Pop, Album, Top Rated, Airplay
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Mix of Christmas evergreens and original songs by the CCM star.

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  1. 1. The Christmas Song
  2. 2. Heaven Everywhere
  3. 3. Christmas Is
  4. 4. What Child Is This (First Noel Prelude)
  5. 5. Marshmallow World
  6. 6. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  7. 7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  8. 8. You're Here
  9. 9. Joy To The World
  10. 10. Christmas Dreams
  11. 11. Go Tell It On The Mountain
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9/10

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

One of the yuletide items missed last year by Cross Rhythms which is a shame as it turns out to be one of the best. Maybe Christmas 2014. . . Working with her regular producer Ian Eskelin was a wise move as his inventive arrangements bring Christmas evergreens like "O Come O Come Emmanuel", "What Child Is This" and "Joy To The World" to Francesca's legion of fans with maximum appeal. I can't say I cared for the Broadway-style production of "Marshmallow World" though I have to admit that the CCM star's bouncy rendition of "The Christmas Song" is vastly preferable to many of the soporific covers the song has endured down the years. There are four new songs here co-written by Battistelli: "Heaven Everywhere", "Christmas Is", "Christmas Dreams" and "You're Here". Each has its moments, with the haunting simplicity of the acoustic guitar, piano and drums on "You're Here" making it, for me, the album's standout. I expect that 'Christmas' will be a strong seller over the next few years.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 130455
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Fervent 080688850821
Items: 1
Release Date: 12 Nov 2012

Mix of Christmas evergreens and original songs by the CCM star.

Usher in the Christmas season with the darling of Christian music, Francesca Battistelli. Battistelli returns with a full studio Christmas album in the same year her début album, My Paper Heart, reaches RIAA-certified Gold status.

Stunningly effortless vocals, unique takes on Christmas classics, and newly penned songs with her signature sound and emotive lyrics, round out what will inevitably become a record you will reach for every year. Let this stunning album point toward Jesus as the reason for the season and evoke the joy, peace and hope of the celebration of Christmas.

The 11 track album features seven Christmas classics and four original compositions.

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Studio album three from the award winning artist.

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The follow up to New York singer/songwriter 'My Paper Heart' hit.

For more information about Francesca Battistelli, check the Francesca Battistelli Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)













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