COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY - A True Family Christmas
All around the world, nothing says Christmas quite like being with family. From one of the top family groups in Gospel music, the Collingsworth Family, we bring “A True Family Christmas.” Featuring warm, nostalgic harmonies reminiscent of the Carpenters, these carefully selected songs combine the universal feel of Christmas with the unapologetic message that Christmas is all about Christ. With compelling jazz arrangements, vocally and instrumentally, and the harmonies and blend for which the Collingsworth Family is known, there is no doubt that the Christmas season will be brighter with “A True Family Christmas” as the soundtrack for the holidays.
With more than nine months of preparation, along with the best of the best in band members, orchestral musicians, studios, engineers and mastering, producer Bradley Knight and the Collingsworth Family have teamed up for their very first work together. The result has been nothing less than stellar, creating a Christmas album that is true to the traditions, warmth and memories that make the celebration of Christmas near and dear to our hearts. From the very start of the familiar Christmas tune, “The Spirit Of The Season,” to the final, triumphant line, “Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices,” “A True Family Christmas” is just that, reflecting the joy of the season with the Collingsworth Family’s seamless vocal harmony.
Close vocal harmonies coupled with lush, breath-taking orchestrations will transport the listener through memories of snow, carols, sleigh bells and the warmth of family arriving at long last back home for Christmas. While the recording features a combination of secular and sacred Christmas favorites, it makes sure to celebrate the Christ Child, the entire purpose for celebrating. “Mary Did You Know,” “I Call Him Lord” and the album-closing “The Story Of The First Christmas” all revel in the triumph of Christ’s birth. So, grab a mug of your favorite hot drink and a warm throw, cuddle up close to the fire, and let this musical journey usher you into the spirit of Christmas, as if you were enjoying all the festivities of the season for the very first time with “A True Family Christmas.”
(Adapted from Provided Material)
Christmas Spirity Medley
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Sleigh Ride (piano instrumental)
We Do Christmas Like We Mean It
Home For Christmas Medley
Another Christmas Closer
I Call Him Lord
Carol of the Bells (piano instrumental)
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Isn’t That Why He Came
Mary, Did You Know?
The Story of the First Christmas