#REVIEW: CHRISTINA PERRI – “A VERY MERRY PERRI CHRISTMAS”
Just perfect. Relative-Newcomer Christina Perri releases a stunning six-track EP right in-time for the Holidays, titled A Very Merry Perri Christmas via Warner Music Canada. This Collection almost is necessary as a reminder of how remarkable an instrument of a Voice she has, especially with her having been under-the-radar much since stellar success of last year’s Jar of Hearts.
Original Track Something About Christmas is absolutely stunning, possessing the beauty of another era captured in Music by The Carpenters. Simple acoustic arrangements are beautiful, clean and crisp, making us wonder where a Perri Holiday EP has been all this time?
You haven’t been floored and affected until you’ve heard Perri‘s Renditions of Merry Christmas Darling (also The Carpenters-esque) and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. It’s also a treat to hear her do John Lennon & Yoko Ono‘s Happy Xmas (War is Over), which fits her voice like a glove. She doesn’t so much in terms of re-invention overall, but really is that necessary when it comes to Classics?
As a special side note, the likes of Michelle Branch, LP, Bushwalla and Boys Like Girls’ Martin Johnson all lend a hand with Backing Vocals here. Warner Music Canada releases A Very Merry Perri Christmas on October 16, 2012.