Christmas Medley: Deck the Halls/Santa Claus Is Coming to ...
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Jingle Bell Rock
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Let There Be Peace on Earth
How Did We Live Before Christmas?
Manger Medley: Away in a Manger/Silent Night, Holy Night/O Come, ...
Mary, Did You Know?
Overview 01. Christmas Medley 02. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer 03. Jingle Bell Rock 04. The Christmas Song 05. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 06. Let There Be Peace On Earth 07. How Did We Live Before Christmas? 08. Manger Medley 09. Mary, Did You Know? 10. Hallelujah
Record Label Spring House Music Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.98" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Oct 19, 2004
Publisher EMI-CMG DIST CHRISTMAS #192
ISBN 2901005888 EAN 9782901005889 UPC 617884257200
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Not only has he been given exceptional gifts with comedy, the written word, and overall communication with an audience, but he also is blessed with one of the best voices out there. A male equivalent combination of Karen Carpenter meets Patsy Cline, his singing is smooth, pure, expressive and emotive.
Mark's new Christmas release "Mary Did You Know? A Mark Lowry Christmas" is a showcase for his versatility and an opportunity to hear him do holiday songs well known in the secular world (he even takes on a Bruce Springsteen-like arrangement of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"). There is plenty on this album for those who love the fun and those of us seeking our goose bumps. The two biggest winners on this album are an emotional "Let There Be Peace On Earth" and his version of "The Christmas Song". His superb vocal phrasing on the latter track especially ranks, to my ears, up there with some of the greats in the business.
The album's title track marks by my count the 8th recorded version of "Mary Did You Know" that Mark has done, either solo or as part of the Gaither Vocal Band. Mark and his production team of Michael Sykes and Michael English keep it fresh with a string/piano arrangement and a deeply felt vocal performance.
Mark once again has top flight musicianship support, most familiar being Michael English and Reggie Smith on backing vocals (continuing the unique blend they contributed to Mark's "Some Things Never Change" album), Kim Lord and Amber Franks of Lordsong, Joyce Martin and Judy Martin Hess, Nashville keyboard ace Gordon Mote, and Crystal Taliafero, whose credits include stints and work with Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, on percussion.
Mark has taken his singing to the next level on this album. Don't be surprised if you find yourself playing this one even outside of the Christmas season.