Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Vince Vance & The Valiants - All I Want For Christmas Is You (1992)

The title track is fantastic, with stellar vocals by Lisa Layne.  As for the rest...well, I'll let someone else do the heavy lifting:
This album's title track remained a holiday favorite within the country community during the '90s, even as Vince Vance struggled to establish himself as more than a one-hit novelty act. Despite the artist's struggles, his song remains a minor modern classic and received airplay year after year. Nothing else here is remotely worth bothering with. Sure, most of the other songs are similar in style to the title track, but this formulaic sense of repetition gets dull quickly. Stick with the song and forget about the full-length album, unless this is the only place you can find the song.

And there ya go.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks: See above.  Particularly avoid I Wanna Be A Christmas Tree.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None

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