Seasons Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas

April 7, 2017 - Comment

Many of the melodies and choral harmonies that catapulted the quartet from the streets of Newark into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are woven into classic holiday songs on Season’s Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas. Listen for hints of “Come On Marianne” and “Oh What A Night” in the album opener “Joy To

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Many of the melodies and choral harmonies that catapulted the quartet from the streets of Newark into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are woven into classic holiday songs on Season’s Greetings: A Jersey Boys Christmas. Listen for hints of “Come On Marianne” and “Oh What A Night” in the album opener “Joy To The World/O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” plus traces of “Bye Bye Baby” in “Winter Wonderland.” For Jersey Boys’ first Christmas on Broadway in 2006, the cast recorded “O Holy Night” for a Christmas album to benefit Broadway charities.

This album features a new version of the song with a fresh arrangement that includes lines from the spiritual, “Rise Up, Shepherd.” Other highlights from A Jersey Boys Christmas include a doo-wop version of “White Christmas” inspired by The Drifters and “Santa Medley,” which infuses signature Jersey Boys harmonies into a trio of holiday favorites. Also featured is a unique version of “Angels From The Realms Of Glory” filtered through ’80s synth-rock with a touch of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” thrown in for good measure.

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jim schiffmacher says:

Loved the Jersy Boys show Loved the Jersy Boys show.. so got the CD…enjoyable around Christmas time to hear the songs sung by different singers.worth the money if you like the 4 seasons and jersey boys show. you won’t be disappointed.

Susan Santangelo says:

A Jersey Boys Christmas review from a former Jersey girl I love Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I lived in New Jersey for twenty-five years (though I don’t any more), and my husband (a Jersey boy through and through) still has many family members there. In fact, he remembers when the Four Seasons were just starting out, and a distant cousin used to play backup guitar for the group back in the day. Jersey Boys, of course, is a terrific musical — whether you’re from New Jersey or not. And that’s the sort of musical style I was expecting on this…

JSS3350 says:

Good but not great! I loved the musical and listen to the music frequently. Thought this cd would be as enjoyable however, some of the vocals are unpleasant as the singer is obviously straining to reach the higher notes. That being said, there are several really spectacular arrangements and marvelous vocal performances. I pick and choose what I want to listen to.

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