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Review: Paul Cardall releases captivating holiday album 'Christmas' Special

Posted Dec 8, 2018 by Markos Papadatos
On November 2, Christian music artist and pianist Paul Cardall released his new holiday album, "Christmas," via Stone Angel Music.
Paul Cardall
Paul Cardall
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The album opens with an elegant version of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and it is followed by the "In the Bleak Midwinter," which features the crystalline, atmospheric voice of Audrey Assad, as well as a heartfelt version of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."
Equally beautiful songs include "Jesus, Once of Humble Birth," "Christmas Past," as well as the soaring "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." Gospel queen Cece Winans joins him on "O Holy Night," and the result is simply glorious.
Songstress Patrice Tipoki lends her crisp vocals on "Son of God," and it closes with such perennial Christmas standards as "Away in a Manger" and on a bittersweet note with "Silent Night," which is certain to give the listener goosebumps.
In other Paul Cardall news, his label, Stone Angel Music, celebrated its 20-year anniversary with the compilation album Sunday.
Christmas is available on iTunes.
The Verdict
Overall, Paul Cardall delivers on his latest studio offering, Christmas. He proves that he is one virtuoso pianist, who brings a great deal of emotion and passion to this project. This holiday album garners an A rating.
Read More: Digital Journal reviewed Paul Cardall's Worth of Souls album.