Dylan, Bob / Christmas In The Heart
Album: Christmas In The Heart   Collection:General
Artist:Dylan, Bob   Added:Nov 2009
Label:Sony Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-12-20 Pull Date: 2010-02-21
Week Ending: Dec 27
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 25, 2023: Holiday Cheer Xmas 2023
Must Be Santa, Do You Hear What I Hear?
4. Dec 12, 2021: Everything
Silver Bells
2. Dec 22, 2022: Traditions
Must Be Santa
5. Dec 12, 2017: Waste FM
Christmas Island
3. Dec 24, 2021: Traditions
Must Be Santa, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
6. Dec 25, 2012: The Deadly Tango - Pseudo-Holiday Edition
Winter Wonderland

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-12-10
Dylan's gravelly voice over a standard Burl Ives Christmas pop orchestra, with some occasional Hawaiian guitar thrown into the mix. Pretty weird. Sometimes Dylan sounds like he's enjoying himself, and when he eases off on the clashing background textures there's something to be said for a reiteration of some classic tunes. My picks: 9, 10, 11, (2). Yep, it's FCC clean.
– Andy

1 - Bouncy; dainty female backing vocals; Dylan lets out some fun growls
2 - You can really feel the phlegm hit your ears on the sustained high notes. If you're playing this with ironic intent, here's your number.
3 - A jazzy version that makes the growling more interesting and less jarring; some real rage comes through on "until the other kids all knock him down"
4 - Slow, with strings; Dylan belts it
5 - Slow and melancholy; structure and male backing vocals accommodate his voice relatively well
6 - Sparse arrangement, subdued vocals
7 - Gentle, jazzy backing band, with nice guitar and piano licks; harmonica
8 - First verse sung in Latin, with hesitant pronunciation; nice cello part
9 - Most expressive vocals on the album, with a hint of snide irony in the beginning, followed by a sober earnestness.
10 - Fun, fast and rowdy, with a prominent accordion; at one point Dylan rapidly lists reindeer and sneaks in a bunch of presidents.
11 - Another simple, bluesy arrangement; no backing vocals
12 - Prominent cello, vocal chorus without Dylan for a couple stretches
13 - Indulges the album's urge towards the Hawaiian. Light and cheery.
14 - Slow and plodding, solo vocals
15 - Somber, with big harmonizing intro

Track Listing
1. Here Comes Santa Claus   8. O' Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
2. Do You Hear What I Hear?   9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
3. Winter Wonderland   10. Must Be Santa
4. Hark The Herald Angels Sing   11. Silver Bells
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas   12. The First Noel
6. Little Drummer Boy   13. Christmas Island
7. The Christmas Blues   14. The Christmas Song
  15. O' Little Town Of Bethlehem