Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Wendy Rose - Snowflake

Wendy Rose is an artist, singer, and songwriter living in Toronto, Canada. She has recorded three full length albums (including this Christmas album) available at a store "in the heart of the gay village".

During the past year, she has been doing a lot of home recording on her Mac and offers samples and pix of herself at her website.

As for the Christmas album, it definitely sounds like it was recorded at her home. The Casio synthesizer pounds out the drum beat and you can hear the overdubs of Wendy strumming her guitar. All the vocals, arrangements, mixing, and mastering on the album are done by her as well.

For all of this, I truly admire her - not many top stars in the music business can do that themselves.

But after listening to this album several times, I have to classify Wendy's singing in the same vein as Johnny "Bowtie" Barstow - the world's premier tone-deaf singer. Both Barstow's Christmas album and this one are a perfect complement to each other.

On to the next new Christmas CD in my collection... quickly!



bryk said...

This is the greatest Christmas Album ever made. I've loved this record ever since I prepped the art for it at the CD plant. So fine.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, I love it and listen to it every Christmas!

CaptainOT said...

Bryk & Anon - You two are much, MUCH braver than I am...


Anonymous said...

This album is a staple in my Christmas playlist.