Peaceful Christmas Music - A Simple Christmas, Traditional Carols on solo acoustic guitar:
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Traditional Carols played on solo acoustic guitar. Twelve traditional carols proclaim the joyous Christmas story with warmth, simplicity, and peace. These unique arrangements for one guitar were crafted lovingly over many years. a perfect backdrop for gatherings or for quiet reflections, this may well become one of your favorite Christmas albums. (from the back cover of A Simple Chistmas CD)
1. O Come All Ye Faithful
2. Away In a Manger
3. What Child Is This
4. O Little town of Bethlehem
5. We Three Kings
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7. Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming
8. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
9. Silent Night
10. O Come O Come Emanuel
11. Angels We Have Heard On High
12. Joy To the World
A Simple Christmas is available on iTunes etc., but this is the only place to get the beautiful bonus track, O Holy Night
Review by Richards Banks, NPR personality:
“…will make a great addition to your Holiday mellow mix.”
Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming is a song I am not particularly fond of and whose title is completely mystifying. I mean, where's the verb here? But David Waldon brings such life and joy to this song, that I completely forget previous impression and bias. His gentle licks are like the night before Christmas, a few moments of tender sentiment amid the confusion of a harried world.
Clearly, and with tender care, Waldon's A Simple Christmas, Traditional Carols on Guitar mixes up a mood tonic for the holidays. True to its title, Waldon mixes pure guitar with well-known traditional carols as he prepares his gentle elixir to relax and soothe those of us who both love and love to loathe the Christmas season. For example, the pathos of O Come O Come Emmanuel is rendered to perfection by his sentimental treatment. Likewise, What Child Is This.
There are no other musicians credited, so I must report that David Waldon is able to pluck a lot of strings in quick succession. His style and skill will have you believing you are listening to more than one instrumentalist, in other words.
Bottom line: if acoustic guitar music is your thing, Waldon's A Simple Christmas will make a great addition to your Holiday mellow mix."
--Richard Banks of www.christmasreviews.com
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The Story of A Simple Christmas.
I was making a background mix tape for a Christmas party and I noticed that almost all of the standard Bing Crosby/Nat King Cole songs, although wonderful, had portions that drew too much attention to themselves, like when the big choir came in or the horn section, it would get too loud and not be background anymore. So I made a recording myself from original arrangements, most of which I created over years while leading the music in my church. Friends heard it and said 'I'd buy that!', so I decided to go to a studio and make it a professional CD. It's now in its 4th printing and thousands have been sold. I've received some amazing emails about the power of this music, and it is very humbling to know that people are listening to A Simple Christmas during their Holiday. After 4 hand surgeries I thought I'd never play guitar again, so I have to believe there is a reason that I can still play like this. Although digital downloads are available on iTunes, Spotify etc., the only place you can get the physical CD is at Ebay. You can also download it at no charge at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davidwaldon1