United Kingdom, Nov. 3, 2015 – Christmas, which released digitally last year, showcases the unique ability of the classically trained David Britton, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and with opera companies around the world, to effortlessly merge his diverse influences. Indeed, listening to this album, it manifested a warm glow inside of me, focussing once more on the birth of our Saviour.

In typical crooner style, David beings with “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and later repeats the sound on “The Christmas Song”. “Joy to the World” gets a nice uptempo treatment, but it’s “Angels We Have Heard On High” that pops up trumps for me. I, simply, loved this version and it was a real highlight. The original song “Whispers” is ballad that was co-written by Britton and Billy Smiley. There’s lovely lyrics, including those about Jesus; “He became a man who bleeds and hurts, and gave away His throne to set them (us) free”. Other Christmas standards that are featured are “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, the gentle “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, and a big production of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”.

Closing the album is a beautiful duet with Out of the Grey’s Christine Dente, on another new song called “Sing Noel”. Throughout, Britton’s vocals never falter and he seems to effortlessly guide us, song by song, into the Christmas spirit. This group of songs would be a welcome addition to your Christmas collection, and introduce you and your friends to the voice that is, David Britton.

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