Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Never Too Early: "A Sacred Christmas" CD Review

I know what you're thinking: We still have eleven weeks before Christmas Day arrives! I'm still trying to figure out how to make the Halloween costume for my child! I can't possibly think about Christmas yet! 

Put your panic aside. This post aims to be as calming as the music I've been listening to lately. I love Christmas music, and I listen to it pretty much constantly from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Day. I decided to break my "wait until after Thanksgiving" rule when Garth Smith graciously sent me an early copy of his latest CD, A Sacred Christmas, in exchange for a review. I'm glad I did!


Photo: A Sacred Christmas CD album features a white background with a snowy Christmas tree (with a yellow star on top). "A Sacred Christmas" is written in red script at the top of the album, and Garth Smith's name is in red all-caps at the bottom.

Garth Smith's piano solos invite the peaceful feelings of the season, and provide the perfect background to a quiet evening. A Sacred Christmas features not only his amazing solos; various vocalists and instrumental artists join in on some of the tracks. Traditional carols make up most of the album, but the arrangements that might not be as familiar (Sankta Lucia and Heaven's Hallelujah, for example) are sure to become new favorites, too. 

Go listen to previews of each track on the album on Garth Smith's website. What is your favorite? 

A Sacred Christmas has an official release date of November 10th, but it is available for pre-release purchase at a discount on his website, using the code FBFRIENDS. 




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2 comments:

  1. I love Christmas music, especially instrumental. I'll check out the album.

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    1. Hope you find it as peaceful as I do!

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