It’s that time of the year when Christmas is almost upon us and Christmas music starts playing pretty much everywhere. While I adore the classic Christmas songs, it’s sometimes nice to hear new interpretations of them/new performances of them. For that reason, I was so excited to get the opportunity to review Abigail Winzer‘s new Christmas album, Rejoice. So is it worth a listen? Read on to see what I thought.
Abigail Winzer Rejoice Album Review
The album opens with Oh Holy Night, and I was immediately drawn in by the Irish influence of the instrumentation. This unique instrumentation coupled with Winzer’s gorgeous soprano voice immediately drew me into this version of the song.
What Child Is This, which appears next, follows a similar instrumentation structure of the first song, with unique, old world sounds. It almost reminded me of some of Tori Amos‘s work in a way, which was a very good thing, as she is one of my favorite artists. I also enjoyed how gorgeous Winzer’s vocals sounded again.
O Come O Come Emmanuel is another standout song. While there aren’t vocals for quite some time on this track, the instrumentation is simply stunning. I was reminded of some of the classical arrangements from the movie Titanic which I mean in a very positive way. As was noted with the earlier songs, when Winzer begins to sing, her voice is stunning once again.
Other tracks on the album include The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and O Come All Ye Faithful.
While there are always lots of options when it comes to holiday music, I found myself rejoicing in just how beautiful Abigail Winzer’s Rejoice is. I would highly suggest you add this to your MUST list for Christmas music this year.