05 November 2010

CD Review & Giveaway: The Canadian Tenors: The Perfect Gift

I recently was sent the new CD from The Canadian Tenors, The Perfect Gift, to review.


The Canadian Tenors, for those who have not heard of them before, are a foursome of yep, you guessed it - Canadian guys: Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters. They are a blend of classical and contemporary pop. They are more well known in Canada, of course, but they are starting to make their way into the US, and have even performed on Oprah.

The Perfect Gift was released on October 12th through Decca Records and includes a duet with Grammy Award winner, Sarah McLachlan. Here's the complete track listing:

1. "O Holy Night"
2. "Instrument Of Peace"
3. "Silent Night"
4. "The Prayer"
5. "Wintersong (duet with Sarah McLachlan)
6. "Huron Carol"
7. "The Perfect Gift" (Album Version)
8. "Ave Maria"
9. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
10. "O Viens Emmanuel" (O Come Emmanuel)
11. "What Child Is This?" (Carol Of The Bells)
12. "Hallelujah" (Bonus Track)

And yes, you probably just spotted that the bonus track listed just happens to be one of my favorite songs. The Canadian Tenors do a wonderful job on their version of "Hallelujah", with even a hint of Celtic to this beautiful song. "O Holy Night" is another wonderful one, as is "Ave Maria" - which isn't a very easy song to sing. Their take on the songs included on this CD are beautiful. The only song I was so-so on, surprisingly, was the duet with Sarah McLachlan. For some reason, I just didn't enjoy their voices together. I think it was just two different worlds colliding.

If you are looking for a new spin on your carols but that are still a classical style, do give The Perfect Gift a listen. It's a lovely way to bring in this holiday season. If you are interested in catching The Canadian Tenors live, they will embark on a 14-city tour, including shows in New York, LA, Chicago and will be making stops in Europe and Asia. Check their website to see if they will be coming near you!

The Canadian Tenors, The Perfect Gift has a suggested retail price of $16.98, but Amazon has it for $12.88 as of this posting. If CDs aren't your thing, you can snag it over on iTunes too.

Win it! I have one copy of The Canadian Tenors, The Perfect Gift to give away to one lucky reader! To enter, share with us which song above you are most looking forward to hearing. Have you heard of the The Canadian Tenors before?

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This post is part of my Holiday Gift Guide 2010. To see more great gift ideas, just click it.

40 comments:

Laura said...

Ave Maria.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would like to hear O Holy Night. i have not heard of them before.

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mverno said...

like silent night
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debbie said...

I like silent night. I haven't heard of them before, it should be nice to listen to,though.
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Deedles said...

I saw them on TV singing Hallelujah and loved it. My favorite by them.

Haydensmommy05 said...

I have ot heard of the before. I am looking forward to O holy Night!
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Grampy said...

I'd love to hear them sing Ave Maria.

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tantalizingtastes said...

I have not heard of them before but am very interested in learning about them! I love the song "What Child Is This?" so I can't wait to hear them sing it.

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catnap said...

I'm not familiar with these guys, but I like tenors, so I'll bet I'll love their rendition of, "What Child is This?" And everything else sounds good, too.
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karenmed409 said...

Yes we have heard them sing before, the song hubby and I enjoy hearing is "What Child Is This?" (Carol Of The Bells)
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allysmama said...

I'd love to hear Ave Maria!! I've never heard of these guys before, but can't wait to really check them out!
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marcia goss said...

Yes, I have heard of them. I would love to hear them sing O Holy Night.
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Pat said...

I'd like to hear Wintersong.
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would like to hear O Holy Night, thanks!

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Sue Farrell said...

I've never heard of them before--but now you have me interested. I'm especially looking forward to "The Prayer"

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saturdaynightfever said...

"Wintersong" would be my choice!

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ruslady said...

"Silent Night" , i never heard about them before
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tallcapp said...

Ave Maria. No, I had not heard of them before.

FDP 4 Life said...

the perfect gift sounds like a great song
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knightcry said...

I am most looking forward to hearing Hallelujah. I saw them perform on Oprah and be surprized by Celine Dion joining in...it was incredible.

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I am an e-mail subscriber.

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mail4rosey said...

I am most looking forward to hearing GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMAN.

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I have not heard of them until now.

Pamela S said...

I have not heard of them before but love other tenor groups. I'm anxious to hear O Holy Night. It's such a beautiful song and I'm sure they do a wonderful job. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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purango said...

I am looking forward to hearing Ave Maria. I haven't heard of The Canadian Tenors before. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

O Holy Night. I don't think i've heard them before.

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vegan4life said...

ave maria