Product Review – Robin Harper Christmas Music CD
Christmas is a coming and the goose is getting fat, and with it Christmas music, drummer boys, choirs, bells and other assorted accompaniment abound, from string quartets and French horns to orchestras and brass bands. All except for a sparkling new addition to the holiday music catalogue, simply called Simply Christmas, featuring simply piano and one voice – Robin Harper’s.
Teaming up with pianist Marvin Goldstein, talented vocalist Robin is celebrating the intimacy and simplicity of the holidays by putting a new twist on the Christmas standards we’ll all start whistling right after Thanksgiving, including the Christmas Song, White Christmas, Santa Baby and Silent Night.
Robin has always loved to perform and has sung in church all her life, envisioning her future one day as a country singer. Growing up in California’s Orange County, she veered away from country at one point as a member of a jazz vocal ensemble. Then life happened. A husband and family. Four kids. Robin’s love of music has never waned, however, and now her life has come full circle, back to music, with this first offering of musical holiday cheer.
This was a very relaxing CD. I love music that is just so basic – without blasting sounds. This was simply a voice and a piano with some of the best Christmas songs of all time. The singing is awesome and the piano playing is very elaborate. Of course I am very partial to pianists – makes me want to get back into playing the piano. My favorite song is Grown-Up Christmas List. It is the day after Thanksgiving and this CD has immediately transformed our home into the Christmas spirit. I look forward to any future productions by this duo. This Christmas CD is not one that you would blast through a dance hall – it is more of a dinner music type of CD but in our home the kids will listen to it as they are laying down to sleep. It is not lullaby-ish but it is very relaxing to listen to. You would definitely enjoy this CD as part of your Christmas collection.
I was provided this CD by Robin Harper via Bostick Communications. All opinions, good or bad, are mine.