Tuesday, December 3, 2013

John Schlitt - The Christmas Project

John Schlitt - The Christmas Project (2013) 4K Records
Produced by John Schlitt
Tracks : 1.Hallelujah chorus 2.Do you hear what I hear 3.Little drummer boy 4.O holy night 5.God rest ye merry gentlemen 6.Good christian men rejoice 7.That spirit of christmas 8.We three kings 9.What christmas needs to be 10.What child is this
3,5 out of 5

This is the first ever christmas album from Petra singer John Schlitt and it´s not a traditional christmas album even though Schlitt has chosen to do traditional holiday songs along with one new track. These versions are rocking the John Schlitt style so if you´re looking for an alternative x-mas album, "The Christmas Project" is very much what´s first on your list.
Schlitt is singing great as always, just listen to the intro of "Hallelujah chorus", what a pompous and fab version. The oriental take on "Little drummer boy" is another highlight, it´s nice to hear a different side of these classics. "What christmas needs to be" could actually be a Petra song, and speaking of Petra. Don´t forget to check out their reunion single "Holy is your name", released earlier this year.

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