Thursday, December 24, 2015

The REAL Carol of the Bells

I've seen plenty of on-line polls asking "What is the worst Christmas song of all time?"  For me the answer is easy: Carol of the Bells by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

I can't stand more than ten seconds of the dreck--with the 53 synthesizer tracks, the electric violin overdubs and the horrendous guitar parts.  There is a reason why this over-the-top edition of the song is so popular with the people who synchronize their Christmas lights to music every winter.

However, buried underneath all of the bombast and fake artistry of TSO is an incredibly beautiful song--played the right way--by pianist George Winston

It's amazing how much less is often much better at this time of year.

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