EP – Christmas EP – Tom Wehrle

Posted by admin on December 8th, 2006

  • Band / Artist : Tom WehrlemySpace
  • Genre : Pop / Rock
  • Sample Track Download : N/A
  • Buy CD : Artist’s Site
  • Buy Digital Download : N/A
  • Rating : 7.5 out of 10

Indie Launchpad was but an new born, last Christmas. Consequently I only managed to review one Christmas album. I did however have this EP from Tom Wehrle, but by the time I remembered I had it, Christmas was but a memory. I did however vow to remember the EP the following Christmas, so here it is.

The EP opens with “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, which is an interesting take on an old favorite. It’s somehow lacking in the festive spirit though. That’s not to say every Christmas song has to have jingle of bells or anything, but it just doesn’t have that certain something. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, the track that follows, is more near the mark, but could still do with a little of that X factor. “All is Well” is not a Christmas song I am familiar with, but is a nice little track. I can just imagine a children’s choir providing some nice support.

So a new paragraph begins the round up of my favorite track “Silent Night”. What a beautiful track, both musically and vocally. Again I would love to hear some choral backing, but it’s still an amazing track. I do however have one small niggle. The speed of the track is exceedingly slow. It’s not really a problem if you are listening, but if you find yourself wanting to sing along, you end up second guessing where verses start and finish. Again a small point, which is probably me just nit picking. There’s also a more stripped down acoustic very of the first track “I’ll be Home for Christmas”, which I much prefer to the initial track. So there you have it.

Conclusion : Musically this EP is very accomplished. It does however miss the mark slightly, as it just doesn’t have a strong festive feel, which is surprising considering the song choices. Still a nice EP to add to your Christmas collection.

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