RE:Bob Dylan - Christmas In the Heart
(Date Posted:12/27/2011 13:15)
I'm a big Dylan fan; I have all of his albums and have seen him in concert several times. However, I struggle with Christmas In The Heart. I have two main problems with it. First, the song selection. In my opinion, the best song is "Must Be Santa", and, I expected more songs in that vein. That is, more fun, rollicking songs that suit his current musical style and his current voice.
And, that is the second problem - Dylan's voice. And I "get" Dylan's voice and vocal style; I think he was one of the great singers. Seriously. But, his voice has deteriorated over the years, and it has reached the point where he can't pull off certain styles of songs. On Christmas In The Heart, for some reason, he chose several slower Christmas carols, which, frankly, don't sound suited to his damaged voice. I had hoped for faster, "fun" holiday songs, utilizing Dylan's sense of humor and rambling sound.
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