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Noël [edit]
by Josh Groban | Genre: AC/Inspo | Release Date: October 09, 2007
 

The Grammy-nominated, twenty-something, pop-classical phenomenon's fourth studio album is an expertly accomplished entry to the holiday marketplace. Noël tackles the familiar sounds of holiday music with a charmingly eclectic array of guest vocalists and a wide range of material. The songs range from the sacred to the secular, while Groban--buoyed in spots by none other than the London Symphony Orchestra--soars in his duets with Brian McKnight, Faith Hill, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. There's even a song with a gospel choir directed by Kirk Franklin. Produced yet again by crossover maestro David Foster, the arrangements never overwhelm the songs. Groban's smooth and supple vocals can be hard to categorize--seeing how his range is somewhere in-between a high baritone and a low tenor--but he always finds and emphasizes the emotional core of these songs. And whether they have origins in pop or classical music seems not to matter. The addition of messages from troops stationed in Iraq on top of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is undeniably heart-wrenching, while the album's highlight is its most spare song, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," which finds Groban alone at his piano, sounding very much like some kind of angel.

Track Listing
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01. Silent Night
02. Little Drummer Boy
03. I'll Be Home For Christmas
04. Ave Maria
05. Angels We Have Heard On High
06. Thankful
07. The Christmas Song
08. What Child Is This?
09. First Noel
10. Petit Papa Noel
11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
12. Panis Angelicus
13. O Come All Ye Faithful

Entry last edited by Consumed on 02.19.08

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Logan (13)
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Excellent | Posted February 17, 2008
Sum-up: 2007's best Christmas album.

Songs to download: "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Thankful," "Little Drummer Boy," and "O Come All Ye Faithful."

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LauraCC (259)
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Yeah!!! | Posted October 03, 2008
My favorite song on this album is "Thankful". Although it sounds more like Thanksgiving, it's a beautiful song about not taking things for granted. Josh Groban sings Christmas songs like David wrote Psalms....beautiful and inspired.

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Great Addition to your Chirstmas cd collection | Posted February 15, 2008
In his newest studio recording, Josh Groban puts his own style to some of our favorite Christmas classics like: Silent Night,Little Drummer Boy, and Angels We Have Heard On High. Making him "Barns and Noble's #1 Best Selling Artist of All Times" this would be a great addition to any Christmas collection. a great gift for any music lover.

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