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Jordan Smith – ‘Tis The Season (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jordan Smith – ‘Tis The Season (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 41:50 minutes | 486 MB | Genre: Christmas/Holiday
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Universal Motown

On ‘Tis The Season, the 2015 winner of The Voice Jordan Smith breathes fresh new life into 12 Christmas classics with his stunning style, spirit and soul. Produced by Grammy winner David Foster, the album features the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on O Holy Night and Cuban-born coloratura soprano Maria Aleida on Ave Maria.

‘Tis the Season is the first holiday offering from Jordan Smith, winner of 2015’s ninth season of TV singing competition The Voice (U.S.). It follows the covers specialist’s 2016 debut by seven months and adheres to that album’s air of outmoded vocal pop, one that has proved to be a welcome respite to a fan base that landed him at number two on the Billboard 200. Here, performance highlights include “Grown-Up Christmas List,” whose delicate arrangement of strings and piano makes room for Smith’s passionate if not commanding delivery, and a dramatic version of “What Child Is This.” There are missteps, too, including attempts to scat and lead a gospel choir on the exuberant “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” and an “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” that challenges the low end of his range. Appearances by such esteemed guests as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and soprano Maria Aleida add a welcome touch of solemnity to an otherwise pleasant album that balances wistful and playful selections.

01 – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
02 – It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
03 – Grown-Up Christmas List
04 – You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
05 – Silent Night
06 – What Child Is This
07 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
08 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
09 – O Holy Night
10 – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
11 – The Christmas Song
12 – Ave Maria


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