David Crowder Band - Oh For Joy
Last modified: 19 Oct 2011
Christmas is coming, so it's time for David Crowder Band
to release their first ever Christmas album, and since the band are ending in early 2012 then this will be their last Christmas release too. With the build up to the band's sixth and final release, which is titled Give Us Rest
, and a tour to go with it I was a little bit surprised by this Christmas album release.
This eight track album is full of the classic Christmas songs that we all have come to know and love over the years. From 'Joy To The World'
to 'O Holy Night'
to 'Silent Night'
, this is a bunch of those songs that you hear every year but now done in very much a David Crowder Band style. The band have taken each song and added their own creative and distinctive sparkle to them. You wouldn't be mistaken in thinking that these songs were very much David Crowder Band songs, and for me hearing these versions done this way provides a kind of refreshing feeling.
From the creative opening of Joy To The World
to the drum led pounding The First Noel
, these two opening numbers on the album are a great way to start. But as well as all the other tracks being of a high Crowder standard, the one song that sounded most Christmassy had to be Silent Night
. It's all very... Christmassy, I know there are better words to use, but you know what I mean. A truly stunning and traditional version. Brilliant.
This album has eight tracks to get you ready for Christmas, and thankfully David Crowder Band have taken these songs and made them into fresh intriguing tracks. Look out especially for the Country & Western version of Angels We Have Heard On High
, strange and a bit bizzare, but kind of groovy at the same time. Merry Christmas!
Review by Jono Davies
The First Noel