What a great album!
Every song is unique and a new take on the Christmas theme.
Let's be honest, we all love Christmas but the songs can get tedious. Great job and a great idea!
I have to comment on the songs
1. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
Great job! This is my daughters favorite and not an easy one for the CBG.
2. Angels We Have Heard on High
Perfect interpretation of this song. Captures both the spiritual aspect of Christmas and the CBG.
3. Little Drummer Boy/Lullaby
Man, what a great version of a Christmas standard. How did you come up with that idea? I wish I was that creative.
4. Bells and Seegars
This is our song. We are honored to be on this album.
I really like the variety of instruments and sounds on this song. This song tends usually gets tedious when it is played but you kept it interesting and moving. Great job.
6. Go tell it on The Mountain
This was one song I considered doing for this album. I am glad I didn't. This version is way better.
7. The Holly Bop
Great tone! How did you get those grinding Les Paulish sounds? If you don't mind I would love to know what you used.
8. Christmas in jail
Man, I'm glad my song didn't come up after this one. What a pro job. I've got to get me a slide whistle now.
9. Twas the Night Before Christmas
Wow. Beautiful. What tuning did you use?
10. Steam Grate Holiday
Gosh. What to say about this. In my opinion the run away best song on this album. Vocals, Lyrics, Structure, Timing perfect. Is this an original? Wow.
11. On Christmas Day
Great musicianship! How many CBG's are in this? I love the harmonies.
12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
I had to do a double take on this one. I don't know if this is what you were going for but I kept thinking of Metallica's "One". I've got to put this in the top 3. Please, what pickup is in your CBG? How did you get that tone?
13. Away in a Manger
Well done. This is the sound I love with the CBG.
14. Santa's Back in Town
I wish I could sing like that. Racy-est Christmas song on the album.
15. I wrecked my car at Christmas
Very haunting sound. Great vocals. Reminds me a lot of "The Doors"
16. The Christmas Song
Great arrangement! Any chance you would share it? I would love to be able to play this at our Christmas party.
17. Oh Tannenbaum
Probably the best example of "Primitive" on this album. If I could just sing ......
18. Where would I go/Do Lord
If there was a sound I had in my mind when I built my first CBG this is it. I still haven't got. Another of the top 3 for me. I know I'm asking a lot but what is your setup? I'm just a simple caveman.
19. Best Christmas.
Another top pick. Great vocals! Another of my top 3. How many is that? Four songs in my top 3? Sorry. This is CBG, not math!
20. Wassail Song
Great Harmonies. Very professional mix.
21. Silent Night
This was another song I considered for my contribution. Beautiful version. Would you consider sharing your arrangement? Best solo instrumental on this album.
22. Biker Santa on XMas Night
Another example of a Blues Tone I am trying to get. Whoah, the stereo panning and the rhythm are killer. Seriously, What do you use to mix this? I use Reaper. Can i do this in Reaper?
23. It's Christmas
Visions of Mark Knopfler dance in my head! Love it.
Great job everybody. I will probably bug many of you relentlessly until you tell me how you did it.
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