F09608 - "The American Christmas Carol" by Tim Janis 3 CDs/49 Tracks
Always a sucker for holiday music. Cannot say all will be wowed. Just average.
I purchased this set after seeing Mr. Janus and fellow musicians at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 2nd, 2011. Although I knew the music at the concert was not the exact music on the cds, it was still some of the most stunning instrumental and vocals I've ever heard. Mr. Janus knows how to put together top notch musicians (not always the most well known names but always the best talent) and it is an unforgettable concert. I hope to see the 12/2/11 concert put on disc by next Christmas; I'll definitely purchase that.
Recent Tim Janis follower
I give these CD's 5 stars. All three CD's are incredibly different and it would seem there would be a 'fit' for each and every preference and style of music. I stumbled on Tim Janis by tracking down John Lloyd Young - who happened to be included on one of these CD's. I had not heard of John Lloyd Young until I happened to hear one of his Christmas songs on the radio in December 2011. Tim Janis is definitely top notch and the only thing that would have made this CD better would have been more of John Lloyd Young in the music.
Tim's music is just fabulous! Very peaceful and awesome sounding! I've seen him live where I've witnessed standing ovations! His music says it all. Don't hesitate owning some of his outstanding albums!
A Great Christmas Present
This set of three CDs contains a wide range of music. Tim Janis knows how to use music to sooth and inspire the listener. Here we have classic Christmas carols mixed with uplifting songs whose vocals immediately have you wanting to join.
This would make a great gift for friends,etc. who have never heard Tim's music before. It is also great for those who have been following him for years.
Would not buy again
I would have preferred instrumentals only. The singing makes my dogs howl because of the high pitched soprano voices. The instrumentals are very soothing and great background music.
Tim Janis never disappoints!!
I have been listening to Tim Janis and his wonderful music for many yearsand I find it only improves with time! These Christmas CD's set a beautiful tone for the Holidays.Perfect for wrapping presents and spending time with your friends.
The music that Tim makes here is just great. It is like being therein person. It is so relaxing which really puts you in a holiday mood. I saw Tim, Amy ant the rest of his ensemble this summer and they were great.
I am enjoying Tim Janis' CD's which I purchased through QVC.I love all of
Tim's music and find them inspiring and uplifting. He is a gifted musician and gives so much to the communities. His 'Music With a Mission' certainly accomplishes the goal of bringing cultures together and imparting a sense of hope, healing and joy.
To know him is to love him and his music. He is a shinning star for our times and deserves to be promoted more to the world.
I didn't see much of the entertainment on QVC. I was really disappointed because I had hoped to see some of the same people who performed at Carnegie Hall.
I did not want to see all the advertizements instead of the performences. You should have had him on more!
GET OUT YOUR EARPLUGS!
I am not a fan of music, so am very particular when I purchase any. I do not like the female voice in song, and I prefer strictly instramentals. When I heard the group play on live TV it caught my ear because no one was singing. So I ordered it, thinking it would not have vocals. WRONG! The vast majority was singing! To me it was like fingernails on a blackboard, and I felt it was poorly represented on the live performance. This thing went back quicker than I could repackage it. I prefer peaceful silence to this horrible screeching. If I could have given it zero stars I would have. This was just terrible, horrible, no good, very bad. Put earplugs in!
This is a wonderful set of holiday music. There is so much here, from instrumentals to fantastic vocal arrangements. This man is a very gifted composer and I am glad I caught the presentation of these CD's. I still can't believe how many tracks you get with this set; almost 50 songs. If you were to buy 50 songs on MP3 sites that average .99 cents a piece, that would be almost 50.00 worth of music. This is a great deal for the 3 CD's.
I will definitely be looking for more music by Tim Janis.
Tim Janis and his ensemble have put together a nice collection of Christmas music. Listening to it puts you in the Christmas mood. It's peaceful, calming and makes you smile. I love Tim Janis and think he is very talented. I hope that QVC continues to let him perform on their network. Once you hear Tim's music, you will be hooked and put in a good mood.