Title - 'Christmas'
Artist - Simone Kopmajer
If you are not in the know, it's about that time to get into the holiday spirit with Simone Kopmajer´s brand new album Christmas (out November 20th, 2020), a collection of 16 seasonal favorites along with songs from her homeland Austria, beautifully performed by Grammy nominee John di Martino and his band.
The songs have been recorded in several studios in the USA and Austria presenting Christmas classics from all over the world and for the very first time, some of these have been arranged featuring both a jazz band and traditional folk music instruments.
Simone Kopmajer also captures the very spirit of Christmas in duets with Allan Harris, Ina Regen, Viktor Gernot and many more here on this beautiful and sumptuous new holiday album.
1. 'Santa Baby'
2. 'Jingle Bells'
3. 'Leise Rieselt Der Schnee' (feat. The Schick Sisters)
4. 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' (feat. Victor Gernot)
5. 'Christmas Time is Here'
6. 'The Most Wonderful Time' (feat. Anna Catharina)
7. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
8. 'Es Wird Scho Glei Dumpa' (feat. Ina Regen)
9. 'Driving Home for Christmas'
10. 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)' (feat. Allan Harris)
11. 'Feliz Navidad'
12. 'My Grown-Up Christmas List'
13. 'White Christmas'
14. 'Oh Heiland, Reiss Die Himmel Auf' (feat. Willi Resetaritis)
15. 'Is finsta draußt'
15. 'Silent Night / Stille Nacht'
This magical Christmas album opens with the soft and sultry 'Santa Baby,' which is followed by the upbeat and breezy 'Jingle Bells,' the gentle whisperings of 'Leise Rieselt Der Schnee' (feat. The Schick Sisters), and then comes the fun duet 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' (feat. Victor Gernot) and the lush 'Christmas Time is Here.'
Next up is the buoyant and joyous pop of 'The Most Wonderful Time' (feat. Anna Catharina), which is backed perfectly by the laid back, traditionally vocalized 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,' the simply breathtaking 'Es Wird Scho Glei Dumpa' (feat. Ina Regen), and then the ornate beauty of Chris Rea's always-fantastic-to-hear 'Driving Home for Christmas,' and then we get the inner warmth of 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)' (feat. Allan Harris).
Up next is one of my own personal favorites, Kopmajer's mid-tempo rendering of 'Feliz Navidad,' which is backed by the storytelling of 'My Grown-Up Christmas List,' a breathy undertaking of 'White Christmas,' with the album rounding out on the stern, yet magical 'Oh Heiland, Reiss Die Himmel Auf' (feat. Willi Resetaritis), the gentleness of 'Is finsta draußt,' closing on the beautifully chilling 'Silent Night / Stille Nacht.'
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