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A polished set of traditional fare

Narada Christmas Collection Vol. 2
Narada Christmas Collection Vol. 2
By various artists

Narada Entertainment: 1992

This review first appeared in the December 11, 1992 issue of the North County Blade-Citizen (now North County Times).

New age label Narada presents a second installment of acoustic and electronic performances of traditional Christmas music, including little-known (by popular standards) classical pieces.

Artists featured here include Ira Stein, Peter Buffett, Spencer Brewer and Doug Cameron. Songs include a compositions by Mendelssohn and folk songs from a half-dozen countries, along with more recent, but just as traditional, tunes.

More polished, more ambitious and more accomplished than Narada's first volume of Christmas music, this is one of the best collections of traditional songs out there.