Happy Thanksgiving! Are you in the holiday spirit yet? I am! That merry little feeling hit me this week as I was grocery shopping, more specifically, somewhere between the cranberries and the sweet potatoes ;) Naturally, now that I'm feeling so festive, it's only right that I should have some good Christmas music to keep this Holiday mood going strong.
Yay for me, because I was privileged to be able to review a great new Christmas CD - One Silent Night by a contemporary Christian group that you may have heard of...the one and only FFH!
In fact, it's their first Christmas album ever, and it was worth the wait! I guess you can already see that this CD scored big with me, huh? I'll give you a few more of my thoughts, but first, a few words about the band...
Press Release for FFH:
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Sept. 30, 2011– Best-selling pop group FFH will usher in the holiday season with its first Christmas album. One Silent Night, available Oct. 18, is a mix of original songs and Christmas classics.
Produced by FFH founding member Jeromy Deibler, One Silent Night has been four years in the making. Giving in to the persistent appeals of loyal fans, FFH has crafted a project worthy of your holiday music collection.
Listeners will recognize favorites like “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and “Jingle Bell Rock,” among others, while being introduced to new tracks including “The Birthday of a King,” “Glorious Impossible,” and “One Silent Night.”
Deibler comments, “We just feel blessed to be able to make this record and wanted to do the kind of Christmas music we like to listen to, something that’s not trendy but more of a classic style. For us Christmas is about remembering… slowing down to see what is important. And being reminded of the glorious impossible that was the birth of Christ. We hope this album reflects that desire and inspires others to do the same.”
FFH plans to support the album with singles “One Silent Night” and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to radio Oct. 1 as well as select tour dates in November and December.
Pop vocal group FFH has released thirteen projects, sold more than two million albums, and garnered 24 radio hits, including seven No. 1 singles and ten Top 5 radio singles. In addition to multiple Dove Award nominations, FFH has been recognized at the Inspirational Life Awards as well as the Billboard Music Video Awards. The group has performed more than 1000 dates since 2000 and continues to be a favorite on the tour circuit. FFH is also known for its work with the “Make-A-Wish Foundation,” Kurt Warner’s “First Things First Foundation,” and for its contributions to national ad campaigns for Coca Cola and IBM.
Good stuff, right? What I really like about One Silent Night is that it stays true to the classic Christmas songs that we all know and love, while adding enough of a twist with the fun FFH sound that is familiar to their fans to keep it fresh.
All of the favorites are here, like "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (which always makes me feel nostalgic for my childhood), "Jingle Bell Rock" ( this one has a sound that for some reason makes me think of some of the old Carpenters tunes, and I like it!), and "Winter Wonderland". Then there are some great new cuts that bring the focus back to the Reason we celebrate. I particularly like "Birthday of the King".
One Silent Night will be an album you'll find yourself listening to again and again throughout this Christmas season. Go take a listen and see for yourself!
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