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One Wintry Night by David Phelps

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: MOR / Soft Pop, Christmas, CD, Album
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A batch of Christmas faves as well as six new songs from the popular US singer.

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  1. 1. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  2. 2. The Singer [Let There Be Light]
  3. 3. Hallelujah
  4. 4. Blue Christmas
  5. 5. Lully, Lullay With What Child Is This
  6. 6. Away In A Manger With Sleep Little Baby
  7. 7. One Wintry Night
  8. 8. If Everyone Believed
  9. 9. If Christmas Never Came
  10. 10. Silent Night
  11. 11. O Holy Night
  12. 12. Hark The Herald!
  13. 13. One King
  14. 14. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  15. 15. Santa Claus Tonight
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7/10

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

David Phelps has been moving large crowds with his fine voice since joining the influential Gaither Vocal Band in 1996. Here this Dove Award winner appears with the inevitable Christmas album. As many previous years' experience has proved, it takes a standout seasonal offering to truly impress Cross Rhythms reviewers, and I confess I came to this one with a touch of skepticism. I was in for a fairly pleasant surprise, for Phelps has clearly put a lot of musical initiative and hard work into this. Certainly there appears the traditional Christmas classics - "O Come Emmanuel" is just one that receives sensitive (and in this case, a cappella) treatment. The inclusion of "Away In A Manger" may appear very twee, but this is a strong, unhurried version (though nowhere as good as Allen Levi's stunning take on the 'Joy' collaboration with Bebo Norman). Similarly, "Blue Christmas" makes enjoyable listening, without topping Elvis' rendition. Perhaps Phelps' finest cover is of that enduring carol "O Holy Night", which he masters beautifully. A further real strength of this venture is the inclusion of six original songs - craftily written and varied in musical and lyrical make-up - these are exciting new compositions. "Hark The Herald" (not that version) is a pull-out-the-stops praise anthem, while "One Wintry Night" is a moving, moody treat, with Phelps' characteristic emotional highs and lows. An interesting experience, and a disc you're likely to pull out from the shelves on succeeding Christmases.

Style: MOR / Soft Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 33229
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Word 8872322
Items: 1
Release Date: 25 Sep 2007

A batch of Christmas faves as well as six new songs from the popular US singer.

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150 minutes of concert and interviews by the lyric tenor.

For more information about David Phelps, check the David Phelps 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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