Chris Young - It Must Be Christmas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Chris Young - It Must Be Christmas (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Chris Young - It Must Be Christmas (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 34:06 minutes | 378 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

There are various ways that one can approach making a Christmas album as an artist. One can adhere to the classics, singing them the wat they were recorded back in the 1950s or 1960s, or you can take a completely original style – a la Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s 1984 classic disc Once Upon A Christmas.

This year, many of your favorites will be releasing their take on the Christmas season. Chris Young’s It Must Be Christmas is one of the first to be released, and he went for a decidedly classic approach. One can almost see the fireplace in use during such fare as “The Christmas Song” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” where his vocal style is as warm and inviting as a cup of hot apple cider.

But, there are also a few interpretations of a few “modern” classics from the Yuletide section. “There’s A New Kid In Town,” a song written and recorded by the late Keith Whitley in the late 1980s gets a nice duet treatment with Alan Jackson lending his vocal talents. He also gets in a 60s groove with “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” which was originally cut by Darlene Love, and in 1993, by Mariah Carey.

Whether it be a “New” classic or an evergreen one, Young hits all the right notes on the album. Whether it’s the tenderness of “The First Noel,” a collaboration with Brad Paisley, or the uptempo swagger of “Holly Jolly Christmas,” this disc is a winner from start to finish. Young does go original on a couple of tunes, with the romantic “Under The Weather” sure to be a favorite of his fan base, and the sentimental title cut, which stirs the memories in children both young…..and a little bit older. A definite must-have for all Country fans this season.


01. The Christmas Song
02. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
03. Under the Weather
04. There's a New Kid in Town
05. Holly Jolly Christmas
06. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
07. The First Noel
08. I'll Be Home for Christmas
09. Silent Night
10. It Must Be Christmas

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-12-20 04:54:31

Analyzed: Chris Young / It Must Be Christmas

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR7 -0.92 dB -9.99 dB 3:35 01-The Christmas Song
DR7 -0.92 dB -8.70 dB 2:42 02-Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DR6 -1.49 dB -9.20 dB 3:07 03-Under the Weather
DR7 -0.92 dB -9.93 dB 4:10 04-There's a New Kid in Town
DR6 -0.92 dB -8.31 dB 2:19 05-Holly Jolly Christmas
DR8 -0.92 dB -11.16 dB 3:25 06-Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
DR6 -0.92 dB -9.96 dB 3:35 07-The First Noel
DR8 -0.92 dB -11.50 dB 3:38 08-I'll Be Home for Christmas
DR7 -0.92 dB -10.65 dB 4:04 09-Silent Night
DR6 -0.92 dB -9.88 dB 3:31 10-It Must Be Christmas

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1543 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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