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Mindy Smith - My Holiday

My Holiday

Mindy Smith

Vanguard Records - 79838 2

Available from Vanguard Records.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic
(rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com)

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If, like me, you've been waiting patiently for Mindy Smith to deliver on even half of the promise and potential exhibited on her debut, 'My Holiday' just lengthens your wait time.

Sure it's nice and cozy, playful (in a rather sleepy manner), whispery, delicate (to the point of fragility) and somber at times. Yes, it's nice to hear an artist actually write intelligent 'new' Christmas songs, especially Follow The Shepherd Home and Santa Will Find You. Of course they're nowhere near as immortal as the chestnuts she lazily covers in that little girl soprano that you wish, sincerely wish, would just grow up a little. But you've got to find your redeeming moments where you can.

Track List:

  • My Holiday
  • The Christmas Song
  • Santa Will Find You
  • Follow The Shepherd Home
  • What Are You Doing New Years Eve
  • Away In A Manger
  • I Know The Reason
  • Silver Bells
  • I'll be Home For Christmas
  • It Really Is (A Wonderful Life)
  • Come Around
Produced by Mindy Smith & Steve Buckingham

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2007, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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