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Il Divo, The Christmas Collection

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Il Divo, The Christmas Collection

Audio CD

Disk ID: 861117

Disk length: 37m 4s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2005

Label: Unknown

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“The Christmas Collection” Tracks & Durations

1. O Holy Night 4:01
2. White Christmas 3:51
3. Ave Maria 4:53
4. When a Child Is Born 3:00
5. Adeste Fideles 3:48
6. Over the Rainbow 4:04
7. Panis Angelicus 3:46
8. Rejoice 3:10
9. Silent Night 3:34
10. The Lord's Prayer 2:52

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Review

If you thrill to the soaring operatic voices of The Three Tenors (and imagine every Christmas comes with its own orchestral majesty), Il Divo has made this disc for you. The four GQ-handsome male singers were handpicked by American Idol's Simon Cowell for what seems to be their ability to sing opera and classical music with the hint of a pop sensibility. Their Christmas Collection features 10 standards (although the last time Santa looked, he wasn't quite sure "Over the Rainbow" and "The Lord's Prayer" were part of the Christmas canon). Still, it' hard not to imagine these emotionally stirring renditions as part and parcel of the reverential treatment the four finely sculpted voices bring to more exact seasonal fare such as "O Holy Night," "Ave Maria," "Panis Angelicus" and even "White Christmas." Dave Arch's predictable choral and orchestral arrangements are aimed right at the sweet spot where sophisticated church choir music and traditional classical music meet, with few surprises other than the dash of Irish folk music that colors "When A Child Is Born." In the end, for people who have never heard of Cowell and his cohosts (would Paula Abdul really have picked the tenor guy for this group?!), this collection will prove just as rewarding for them as the best-selling Idol records are for fans of the TV stars. --Martin Keller

Other Versions

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Il Divo - The Christmas Collection

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 37m 23s (+0m 19s)

Il Divo - The Christmas Collection

Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 41m 19s (+4m 15s)