5 Timeless collection of Christmas standardsTruecolours | 21/06/2009 | See all Truecolours's reviews (45)Top 100 Music Reviewer This is ideal music to accompany you when wrapping the presents, enjoying a family meal or perhaps just taking time out to reflect on the year gone by. Karen's uniquely emotive vocals give Christmas standards (eg 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas') even more of a bittersweet quality whilst instrumental tracks fill out this fantastic double album with festive cheer. Like Christmas itself, it's this combination of celebration and reflection that makes this album one you'll cherish throughout the years. Personal highlight is 'Merry Christmas Darling', in which Karen's vocals feel timeless and emotional. It's the kind of album that acts as a barometer to your own mood - you'll find joyful seasonal celebration across the two CDs but, if you're looking for it, there are plenty of melancholy moments too. Beautiful album.