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Christmas In The Heart

Released on 12 October 2009

Artist: Bob Dylan

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 Master Dylan meets Disney and Andrew Sisters

| | See all SenorC's reviews (1)

When I first heard about Dylan's Christmas project, I must admit I thought it was a joke. First of all, Christmas In the Heart is not a new Bob Dylan CD. It`s a charity project.

Dylan has loosened up over the last few years: He has finally stopped fighting his own legend. He recent records exposes humor, irony and is more playful than ever. It`s like he is thinking that life isn`t that serious after all. Dylan`s inspiration from traditional blues, jazz and music hall songs from the 1920 to 1950 is obvious. It`s manifested on "Love & Theft" from 2001 and is also the inspiration for "Modern Times" and is also recognizable on his more bluesy 2009 effort "Together through life".

Dylan's Christmas album is in an odd way inspired from the same tradition. It gives me a kind of Dylan meets Disney, Sinatra and Andrew Sisters feeling. Dylan has simply made a Christmas record true to a musical heritage from the forties and fifties. His voice gives a new and sometimes unexpected feeling. If Santa has a voice, Dylan is probably the closest we ever get to hear it.
It's strange, but I feel Dylan's genius comes true and all of the songs on the record grow on me.

As a Dylan fan I think "Christmas Blues" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" is the highlights of the album. "Must be Santa" is probably the only polka and the most up-tempo song Dylan ever has recorded. It`s great fun and is also expected to be the soundtrack for the video from the album. However the quality of this record is so high, that I am not able to spot one weak song, if you buy the idea and intention with this project.

Many Dylan fans will claim that this is the worst Dylan record ever. I disagree. I think it is a hilariously funny record, based on good musical craftsmanship. Some of the songs express a kind of enjoyable madness. It works in a mysteriously way. I believe "Christmas In the Heart" will find it's natural place in many people's Christmas tradition, also among Dylan fans after the first shock.

This album is not a new Dylan record. It is a very funny and entertaining Christmas album from Mr. Dylan. He has made a classical Christmas album - in some way or another. This is probably the most interesting Christmas record ever released and Dylan has put a lot of effort and energy in doing this right. I love "Christmas in the Heart" and I tend to define it as a Dylan holyday masterpiece. It`s that good!

 Do you hear what I hear?...

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Imagine waking up on Christmas morning and you've got a nasty cold, or the oven doesn't work, or worse still the TV blows! Not a great start, but heck it's still Christmas Day. And just like that, it's kind of how i find Christmas In The Heart.
As some other reviews have stated, I was sceptical when I read Dylan was putting together a Christmas record. I became even more sceptical when I saw the song list. But I was always hopeful he could pull it off. And, well, he has, but only if you can separate the music from the voice!
Dylan is such an iconic singer, for obvious reasons, that it's sometimes difficult listening to him sing the kind of songs choirs and the Salvation Army are famous for singing. This is not meant to be a thumbs down, I just find it a little uncomfortable in a traditional kind of way!
I actually like Dylan, and along with him I also like the Tindersticks, Eels, Grandaddy and various others, but I don't expect any of these to release a Christmas album, but if they did, I'm sure I would find that strange too.
I'll admit though, I am a fan of Christmas music. I like some of the cheesy stuff, I like the choir stuff a lot, and I like the crooner stuff too. But I am a very big fan of the music itself. I love the music of Christmas songs and carols whether it be by big band, orchestra, or just plain church bells, and this is where his album stands up, it's simply beautiful in places. It's a delightful mixture of old and new styles without losing any of it's magic. The backing vocals, harmonies, are lovely along with the arrangements. Even the insertion of sliding guitars every now and then work well. You do get that feeling some hard work has been put into this record to give you a sense of occasion, rather than an attempt to make a quick buck from the Christmas market. Anyway, I firmly believe that's not Dylan's style. So hats of to production, and content.
So overall it's difficult to see where this fits, or who's the winner. Is it typical Dylan showcasing Christmas music, or traditional Christmas music showcasing typical Dylan? Whatever it is, I unfortunately find the partnership a little uncomfortable. Please don't get me wrong on this, I will play it, but maybe not when I'm looking for that Christmas cheer...but then again, I should have expected that from Bob?

 Proof He Is A Genius

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Since the 60s, Dylan has been doing things nobody expected and this is another, wonderful example. After hearing the thirty second previews I'm trying to think of another album where he sounds this happy and it has left me feeling happy - isn't that the Christmas spirit. Now, like Morgan Freeman as God, I won't be able to think of Santa without picturing Dylan.

 Ho ho ho

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Bob's having great fun here, and if you're open to it, so will you. Going back to the sepia-roots music of Love and Theft, but with added 40's style backing singers, and accordeon! Okay, it's not a work of genius, but a lot of love and care went into what could have been a quickly turned-out charity record.
Highlights: Little Drummer Boy, Must Be Santa, Christmas Blues.

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