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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated) Binding: Audio CD Brand: Lava EAN: 9780005164884 Feature: Shrink-wrapped Format: CD ISBN: 0005164885 Item Dimensions:5148823559 Label: Lava Records Languages:EnglishPublishedEnglishUnknown Manufacturer: Lava Records Number Of Discs: 1 Number Of Items: 1 Publication Date: October 01, 1996 Publisher: Lava Records Release Date: October 15, 1996 Studio: Lava Records
Product Description: This is a concept album all the way, with tales of Christmas kindness intertwined with masterful musicianship as they play traditionals plus their own An Angel Came Down; First Snow; Ornament; Old City Bar , and more!
Amazon.com: Is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas Eve and Other Stories a holiday rock opera? Or perhaps just a holiday prog-rock disc? Or maybe it's New Age? Whatever the case may be, this isn't your typical Christmas album. Filled with electric guitar solos, plenty of synthesized keyboards, a children's choir, and lively drumming, Christmas Eve can only be compared to one other record, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's other holiday disc, The Christmas Attic. On this CD, angelic vocal solos (on numbers such as "The Prince of Peace") are interspersed with driving instrumentals. Sentimental, occasionally bombastic, but as high-concept as holiday albums can be. --Jason Verlinde