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ARTIST
TITLE
A Sunflower At Christmas
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MA 063CD MA 063CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/4/2006

Originally released by Marina Records in 2004. Reviving a good old pop tradition, this Glasgow pop band produced an entire mini-album of exclusive Christmas songs. This record -- the band's fifth for Marina -- features seven original compositions by main Pearlfisher David Scott and a lovely treatment of the Christmas classic "Away In A Manger." "Snowboardin'" kicks off the trip into a winter wonderland -- an uplifting Beach Boys-ish groover full of festive joy. Drenched in sleighbells, glockenspiel and backing vocals, it makes you wanna slide down snowy hills. "Winter Road" is a beautiful Christmas tale of hope in dark times, and one of the strongest Pearlfishers songs yet. "Blue December (In The City)" is a piano-based ballad with a great intro and a beautiful late night vibe -- Cole Porter meets Paul McCartney. Picking up the tempo, "Snow Plus Christmas" introduces party-vibe bass drum pumps, and "Ice Race" is pure ba-ba-ba heaven featuring great Swingle Singers-like vocal harmonies. "The Snow Lamb" and "Away In A Manger/A Sunflower At Christmas" close the record in a more introspective mood. Both tracks feature intricate arrangements and multi-layered vocals -- each listen revealing beautiful new details: "The Snow Lamb" has an almost Bach-like quality to it -- built on a repetitive enchanting rhythm pattern. After you've listened to this, you really believe it's Christmas... snowmen may have a meltdown.