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Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Christmas, CD, Childrens, Album
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12 Christmas songs for children in aid of Samaritan's Purse charity.

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  1. 1. All The Angels Sing
  2. 2. Star Bright
  3. 3. The Greatest Gift Of All
  4. 4. Sing With The Angels
  5. 5. The Greatest Journey
  6. 6. No Ordinary Baby
  7. 7. Can You Imagine-
  8. 8. The Christ In Christmas Time
  9. 9. Help Us To Remember
  10. 10. Christmas Time
  11. 11. Wonderful Gift Of God
  12. 12. Katy's Christmas
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7/10

Reviewed by Brendan O'Regan

It's a brave move to release a Christmas album with none of the familiar seasonal songs, but that's what Elevation Records did in releasing last year this on behalf of the renowned Samaritan's Purse charity. Produced by Paul Burton and with some top line songwriters including Sue Rinaldi, Paul Field, Cathy Burton and Chris Eaton, the results are pleasant and entertaining. Vocals are spread across a large roster of singers, along with the Chidham Parochial Primary School Choir - the adults handling most of the leads with the children adding backing vocals. The songs will certainly sensitise children to the true spirit of Christmas, and it's not just a matter of holy platitudes. "Katy's Christmas" recognises that Christmas isn't a happy time for every child - "She's so sad and lonely/She feels her heart won't mend/All she really needs to have for Christmas is a friend." The title track is a fine song and slows down the pace with an attractive melody and admirable sentiments - "Mary snuggled her child/And treasured up every moment." In fact the song would fit well in a high profile stage musical. "The Christ In Christmas Time" challenges the culture surrounding the season - "It's such a crazy season, such a busy time/It's easy to forget how it began." The vocals are particularly good on this one. Suitably the theme of gift giving pervades the album, right from that title track, and especially on the pop styled "Wonderful Gift Of God".

Style: Childrens
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 163298
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Elevation ELE2187D
Items: 1
Release Date: 23 Sep 2016

12 Christmas songs for children in aid of Samaritan's Purse charity.

"The Greatest Gift Of All" presents twelve new songs for Christmas ideal for singing in schools, churches, seasonal productions and to raise awareness of the amazing project Operation Christmas Child which sends shoeboxes to children all over the world. Spanning a variety of musical styles, each song wonderfully celebrates the events and elation surrounding the birth of Jesus, the light of the world. Backing Tracks and sheet music are also available.

TRACK LISTING:
- All The Angels Sing
- Star Bright
- The Greatest Gift Of All
- Sing With The Angels
- The Greatest Journey
- No Ordinary Baby
- Can You Imagine
- The Christ In Christmas Time
- Help Us To Remember
- Christmas Time
- Wonderful Gift Of God
- Katy's Christmas














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