Glee Cast: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2

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Posted December 8, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in Reviews 1.0
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America’s favorite robust glee choir offers up second volume of Christmas cheer

Still churning up its endless volumes of high-end karaoke, the popular Glee cast returns to the recording booth for another round of holiday cheer on The Christmas Album Vol. 2. As always, the disc returns to the familiar set-up: Spin up the oldies, add some sprinkle to the newbies and produce a few originals. The originals on Vol. 2 are comfy additions: “Extraordinary Merry Christmas” sounds like a Katy Perry “Jingle Bells” update, while Matthew Morrison’s “Christmas Eve With You” bubbles with Nashville pop smartness. But don’t expect too many surprises here, unless you want to hear appetizing vocals coming from Cory Monteith and Mark Sailing on Bruce Springsteen’s gruffy classic “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” Lea Michele take on Joni Mitchell’s “River” or another cute update on the Waitresses’ 1981 holiday gem “Christmas Wrapping.”  We don’t know when these albums will cease. As long as the TV series endures, you best believe Vol. 2 won’t be the last present they’ll unwrap for the holidays.

J MATTHEW COBB

  • Release Date: 11 November 2011
  • Label: Columbia
  • Producer: Adam Anders, Peer Astrom, Ryan Murphy
  • Spin This: “Christmas Eve With You,” “River,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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