The Chapin Family Christmas Collection Volume II (2005)

Not your usual Christmas record!
Experience new versions of favorite Holiday hymns - a lush, beautiful CD, arranged and produced by Steve Chapin, and performed by all the musical Chapin Family.

Featuring: Tom Chapin, Jen Chapin, The Chapin Sisters (Jessica, Abigail and Lily), Steve Chapin, Jim Chapin, Howard Fields, John Wallace, Jonathan Chapin, andvClark Wallace.

Each member of the musical Chapin Family takes turns at the lead vocals, so there is plenty of variety to keep one's interest. Tom and Steve Chapin, Harry's brothers, sing most of the male parts, along with their long time band member, John Wallace. They are counter-balanced by the newest generation of Chapins: Harry's daughter Jen Chapin, with her wonderful band, and Tom's daughters (Lily, Abigail and Jessica), who are recording and performing as The Chapin Sisters. Each of these beautiful young women have their own unique vocal style, and when they sing together, their distinctive vocal blend is one of nature's marvels.

The CD features a satin-gown version of Deck the Halls sung by Jen Chapin with her grandfather, Jim Chapin. Jessica does a powerful country version of Brightest and Best, a hymn whose tune sounds like a contemporary Nashville offering. Lily sings a children's hymn, There is Room, that is just ... well, angelic. Harry's fans will appreciate a version of O Holy Night sung by John Wallace, which (quoting the liner notes) is "a re-creation of Mr. Tanner's fateful Town Hall debut, according to the Harry Chapin song."
The Chapin Family: The Chapin Family Christmas Collection Volume II: Variations on Christmas and Epiphany Carols

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Songs:

Silent Night
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Angels We Have Heard on High
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
O Holy Night
Deck the Halls
We Three Kings
Brightest and Best
Saw You Never
There is Room
Adeste Fidelis
Ding Dong Merrily on High

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