Rockapella - The Christmas Album

Rockapella - The Christmas Album
Artist: Rockapella
Duration: 36:12
Release Date: August 15, 2000
Album: The Christmas Album
Styles: Holidays, Acappella, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Christmas
Recording Location: Polywog Recording Co., NY; Scorcer Sound, NY
Genre: R&B

Rockapella's smooth a capella is warm and soothing on their first-ever holiday album, Christmas.

The solid quintet's harmonious beauty is captured in a dozen stylish cuts weaving classic vocal pop over threads of R&B and soul.

Standards such as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Christmas Song" continue with the vocal delight, but also incorporate the group's fondness for jazz. It's almost sultry, as "Winter Wonderland" bounces with frilly doo wops, and Rockapella's cheerful presentation is exactly what Christmas should be: merry. Three original tracks -- "The Hope You Hold," "Christmas Without You," and "Hold out for Christmas," penned by Rockapella vocalist Scott Leonard -- are equally enjoyable. The funky soul of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is an album highlight, a standout showcasing bass man Barry Carl on vocals.

Overall, Rockapella's Christmas Album is something enjoyable to mix inside traditional holiday classics.

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day / TraditionalRockapella1:45
The Hope We Hold / Scott LeonardRockapella3:14
The Glow Worm/It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / Paul Lincke / Johnny Mercer / Lilla C. Robinson / Mel TorméRockapella2:41
Silver Bells / Ray Evans / Jay LivingstonRockapella3:06
Christmas Without You / Scott LeonardRockapella3:37
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town / J. Fred Coots / Haven GillespieRockapella2:39
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Ralph Blane / Hugh MartinRockapella3:35
Winter Wonderland / Felix Bernard / Dick SmithRockapella2:42
The Christmas Song / Mel Tormé / Robert WellsRockapella3:30
White Christmas / Irving BerlinRockapella2:35
Hold Out for Christmas / Scott LeonardRockapella3:34
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch / A. HagueRockapella3:14

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