Christmas in the Heart

Christmas in the Heart

Music CD - 2009
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Publisher: Toronto : Sony Music Entertainment, c2009
Branch Call Number: HOL-DYL-CHR

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LPL_IanS Dec 10, 2020

I don't get the hate. Dylan's voice has always been rough around the edges. That's certainly the case here, but he sounds like he's having a ball. It's fun. It's cheery. If you've enjoyed Dylan's recent albums (particularly the unambitious but enjoyable trilogy of American standards "Shadows in the Night," "Fallen Angels," and "Triplicate,"), you'll probably like this one too. Unless you're a Grinch.

With a voice that sounds like he just gargled gravel and swallowed raw eggs, Dylan offers up his renditions of yule tide favorites backed by a competent band. Good as an Xmas comedy album

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richardcsater
May 31, 2016

I'm a Dylan fan ... and this ranks among his worst. He rasps and gasps his way -- tunelessly -- through a batch of overly familiar carols, offering nothing new or interesting to his interpretations other than sheer audacity. He probably knocked this album out in a single afternoon. Only "Must Be Santa" deserves a second listen, and even that fares better in the video.

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erinsnest
May 04, 2016

May 4, 2016.....Ha!.....well.....I do love Bob Dylan, but I think I'll just have to listen to this one with my headphones on, while wrapping presents. I don't think my family would appreciate me subjecting them to this album. Little Drummer Boy was the best, but as for the others, I think I'll stick to Anne Murray and K.D. Lang. Raspy and Christmas songs just don't seem to go together!

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paul1
May 26, 2020

It's number 21 on Rolling Stones "The 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time".
"Christmas in the Heart is a great title for this utterly unexpected, weirdly inspired album – because with Dylan on the mic, it certainly isn't Christmas in the voice. "

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