Friday, 19 December 2014
WANT A SILENT NIGHT? THEN TURN UP THE VOLUME...
SILENT NIGHT is one of my very favourite Christmas
carols, and there are quite a few versions available. BING
CROSBY sings the first verse three times, and other singers'
versions usually only have two verses; either the first two or the
first and the third. JIM REEVES' rendition, however, contains
all three verses, and there's a 'quiet power' in the way he sings it,
especially in the third verse, which is like an energy wave sweep-
ing over the listener's very being. (I'm not even talking about
the message of the carol, but simply the way it's sung.)
At least, that's how it seems to me, but what do the rest
of you think? Do yourself a favour 'though - link up your
computer to your hi-fi, or plug in some headphones to
hear it in all its majesty. Take it away, Jim!
Posted by Kid at Friday, December 19, 2014