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One Silent Night

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One Silent Night

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
genre:
Holiday

We gave it a B-

Christmas gets high-concept: ”Christian music’s leading female vocalists” (Amy Grant, Leigh Nash, and others) sing new and traditional songs about the night of Jesus’ birth — from Mary’s point of view. Opening with a gorgeous choral orchestration of ”O Come O Come Emmanuel,” One Silent Night offers some hauntingly lovely moments. But in trying to modernize Mary by way of pop, soul, and dance-worthy tracks, more often this holy Night sounds like Jesus Christ Superstar: The Lost Album. B-

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