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9.3

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  1. Nov 23, 2012
    10
    This is so heartfelt and pure. In interviews, Lennox reports how personal this project to her, and it shows. Each arrangement breaths new life into the hymns. The inclusion of the African choir and other various styles, including country dance and folk, work, in a way few other compilations have, to remind us that these songs, like the glorious events and season most of them describe, are meant for all the world. This is simply beautiful, and seemingly more intentionally crafted than anything Ms. Lennox has done so far. Thank you for this! Expand
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. 80
    Annie Lennox is robustly reverent on A Christmas Cornucopia, putting the full and frequently rough power of her voice behind some of the sternest old carols, with devout verses that are often omitted.
  2. 80
    Technically unimpeachable, the layered harmonies of songs such as "Angels From The Realms Of Glory" and "The Holly And The Ivy" are rendered with razor-sharp precision, though there's a stridency to her delivery on some pieces.
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    80
    She was born on Christmas Day, but has an unsentimental take on the holiday. [Jan. 2011, p. 94]