Thursday, December 21, 2017

Solstice Share: A Musicale

Yes, that's right, a Musicale.  A Holiday Musicale, to be exact, by the Murk Family, spanning not only Christmas but also Easter and Independence Day, with an homage to family and spirituality included along to way.

The Murks are father Jim, mother Donna, and children Beverly (14), Bill (12), Becky (11), Brenda(9), and Barby (7).  The Murk family, through singing and playing, give us a very spirited, happy, and cozy album of holiday songs.  The album sounds like a family sing-and-play along in the living room the Murk home.  There are a few medleys and some classic Christmas carols on side 1 of the album.  Side 2 is mainly devoted to other holidays throughout the year, although Christmas does sneak back in with "Love Came Down at Christmas" and a "Shepherd Medley".

This is a bit of a different kind of Christmas album.  The songs and arrangements are familiar, but the feeling of "family" really comes through.  Sorta feels like you're sitting there with Jim and the fam, sipping an eggnog while they are happily singing their holiday musicale for you and their guests.

There is a wealth of information on the back cover, so I won't repeat it here.  The sharp-eyed reader may notice that the back cover is signed in the upper left corner - cool!

One note:  there are a couple skips that I couldn't get fixed during the ripping process.  So, my apologies, but it's a vinyl-world risk.

Enjoy The Murk Family Holiday Musicale!

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