David Young classically trained flutist/recorder player, rock-trained guitarist and former member of the new-age duo Celestial Winds has released a unique Christmas album.
Mixing his flute with licks from his electric and acoustic guitars, Young has created a reverent blend of the two styles. Unlike the full-out rock opera of the seasonal Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Young has strived to make "A Christmas I'll Remember" both relaxing and poignant.
"Ode to Joy," Pachelbel's "Canon" (which, thanks to pianist George Winston, has become a Christmas favorite), "Joy to the World" and "Carol of the Bells" are highlights.
The album also features drum accompaniment, but done in a way especially on "Little Drummer Boy" that is unobtrusive. The drums are essential to the piece but not pronounced.
The final track on the album, the title cut, is an original pop-rock gem written by Young and Johnny Scaglinone.
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