“With the success of The Piano Guys’ first two major label releases, The Piano Guys and The Piano Guys 2, Portrait/Sony Masterworks will release the Utah-based classical-pop group’s new holiday album, A Family Christmas on October 22. Just in time for the holiday season, A Family Christmas will also be available as a deluxe set that includes a bonus DVD of their hit holiday music videos, plus a classic Yule Log video featuring all of the songs on the album.”
I am a huge fan of The Piano Guys. I love their previous CDs and their YouTube videos. I was very excited to receive their new CD, A Family Christmas for review.
I am pretty picky in my choices of Christmas music. I feel that some artists just put out a lackluster Christmas album so they can get more money. The Piano Guys A Family Christmas is not an album that falls into this category. It is a wonderful album that I am looking forward to listening to as I put up my Christmas tree this year.
I liked that this CD had a different range of songs. On the CD, you have very gentle songs like, ‘Away in a Manger’, and really upbeat songs like a mash up of ‘Carol of the Bells/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.’ This song was my favorite on the CD. I really like that the group calls it ‘Jack Sparrow of the Bells.’ That is a great way to describe this song. In addition, this CD includes 2 original songs called ‘Winter Wind’ and ‘Christmas Morning.’
You can tell that this CD was definitely a labor of love for The Piano Guys. On the song ‘Where Are You Christmas’, Jon Schmidt’s (the pianist for the group) daughter actually sings on the track and does a great job. It was also fun to hear The Piano Guys sing together on the final track ‘Silent Night.’ This CD is called A Family Christmas for a reason.
This would be a great Christmas gift to buy any loved one this year. It is definitely a fantastic Christmas album. It will bring the holiday spirit into any home with it’s gentle and energetic music.
The Piano Guys have been on tour and have a few more stops during the holiday season:
- 12/11/13 @ 8:00pm-New York, NY-NYCB Theatre at Westbury
- 12/17/13 @ 7:30pm-Boise, ID-Taco Bell Arena
- 12/21/13 @ 7:00pm-Salt Lake City, UT-Energy Solutions Arena