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Everything posted by ldyjocelyn

  1. So are you listening to 10 minutes of silence now couchie? Five minutes to next song! Why are the two shortest songs on the album also the two weakest tracks?
  2. ITA... This is the weakest track on the album, IMO. The chorus is just.too.much. Clay does a fine job, but I'm just not crazy about the whole thing. No wonder he didn't sing this one live. Wish it could have been the Disney version instead!
  3. It does seem strange to me that this song, which seems to mean so much to him, is the one that he really keeps messing up live. I guess he needs better mnemonics. *g* Joy to the World plugs ears in preparation of first note
  4. Ah yes....his song...even if this is the one that the random lyric generator keeps kicking in! Five minutes to next song! And back to that glory note for a second...yeah, he didn't always hit it square. But you could tell he always FELT it. Remember the pounding of the thigh? GUH.
  5. I played this album for my conservative Christian brother when it first came out 2 years ago. He absolutely loves MDYK. Thinks its the best version ever. Then he tried to borrow the album from me and burn a copy. Grrrrrr. Fortunately, I've bought enough. I love the last two notes of this song. Sublime.
  6. Oh yes...that is sublime. Love it! That's a vocal technique I LOVE from him, he does that often. Mary, Did You Know
  7. Yep!! I so agree. He loves this stuff. I'm sure he sat at home every Xmas season watching every Xmas special that came on. Like I always said..the man was born 20 years too late. Agree totally with the bolded parts in both quotes. You can tell he simply loves the Christmas season. That's why I think we'll ALWAYS get a Christmas tour of some type from him for the next few years. And while he can rock, he sings the classics so well. Love the recorded version of this. I have an extreme fondness for the trumpet solo, and think Clay's arrangement sounds so retro cool. God, I love it. Really? Man, I don't agree with this. I think his vocal touch is incredibly light on record (which I love), and think he started to oversing it last year. Probably competing with the show-off dancers. Five minutes to next song!
  8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  9. You guys are right -- I'm spoiled by the concert versions, especially at the ending. I guess live he felt it need a WOW dramatic ending. So when I go back to the original recording from Clay...but I still love it.
  10. My guess is that S'Von and Clay really collaborated on the arrangements live. I also wonder how much Jesse Vargas (first year musician conductor) had to do with this. Five minutes to next song!
  11. Me too! It deserves to seel for years to come! Don't know of any other Christmas appearances, I'm guessing there will be radio stuff tied with the Christmas concerts though.... This medley is simply gorgeous. I love the connection of the two with "Angels We Have Heard on High." It's so dramatic, this entire thing. Love it. I'm speechless on this one.
  12. Hark the Herald Angels Sing/O Come All Ye Faithful
  13. Five minutes to next song! That strummy thing at the beginning sounds like a zither. Wonder if it's an autoharp? I love my computer speakers. They make this album sound soooooo good!
  14. Join us at the listening party! We're on Silent Night at the moment. Oooo, pretty pictures! More on them later!
  15. This one...eh. It's one of my most favorite Christmas hymns EVER, and yet...the arrangement does really nothing for me. I like his singing, but...there's something that just doesn't make me go "WOW" over it. Except for the last note. Guh.
  16. Ansa, which one are you on? I'm doing Winter Wonderland. Right? And this is one we can listen to many times in 10 minutes! Hee.
  17. Five minutes to next song! And I want to meet Fear's husband!
  18. If I remember correctly, he sang this MUCH faster in concert. Correct? I remember hearing this for the first time, and thinking "he was born to sing this kind of stuff." He's got such a classic voice. Of course, all the people who want the rock star all the time would be frantic, but I'd be happy if he sang this kind of stuff for the rest of his life. Man, I'm just sitting here bouncing in my computer chair. Love this.
  19. Whoops...almost had you guys on the wrong song. The back of the label and the CD itself are different, forgot about that.... Love the easy going arrangement here. His voice is so light, he gets the playfulness of this song.
  20. OMG, the Atlanta one from last year. I couldn't go to it (sob), but even through the cellcert, it was awesome! That entire concert was awesome. I love the keychange at the bridge. What a way to add interest to the song, give it a bit of a twist.
  21. Man, I was waiting for "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" to kick in there at the end.... I guess I've listened to the concert versions too many times. *g* Seriously, I loved that addition at the end of the song, it gave the song even more gravitas for me. What a beautiful voice this man has! Five minutes to next song!
  22. I simply love the simplicity of the beginning of this piece...the piano, and then Clay's pure voice. Gah. What a great beginning to the album. BWAH! Amazing what the man can do to us, isnt' it?
  23. Let the party begin.... O, Holy Night