LEONA LEWIS’ voice is pretty much perfect and her album Christmas, With Love, a cover album of Christmas tracks, puts the original singers of these songs to shame.
This album has all the Christmas classics, including Winter Wonderland, Silent Night and I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.
She sings each one beautifully and this album is very festive. She has a wide vocal range and great control over her voice. She’s really pleasant to listen to because she doesn’t over-do her singing.
Each track is very similar to the original to make this album great for all ages.
Her young voice has really brought the old classics to life, but it would have been nice to have heard something different from these tracks. It feels like she has brought out this album for no real purpose. She hasn’t been around for a long time, so it could be a way to get back into the public eye and singing Christmas songs is an easy way of doing this.
Although this album isn’t a disappointment for Christmas addicts, it is disappointing for music lovers. There are so many artists who have brought out a Christmas cover album, so this one doesn’t really offer anything different. If Leona had have played around with the melodies and gave each song a unique sound, it would have been a more satisfying buy.
This album is similar to Mariah Carey’s Christmas album, which was on sale nearly ten years ago. Sorry Leona, but Mariah did it better. Not because she is a better singer, because they both have tremendous talent, but because when Mariah’s album was released, it was different to any other singers who sang the songs.
To preview Leona’s Christmas album listen here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/christmas-with-love/id731437243
Chester Intelligencer reporter, Amy Poole