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Josh Garrels – ‘The Light Came Down’ album review
4.5 Overall Score

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Small Voice

For Fans Of:

John Mark McMillan

We Like:

“Gloria”

Josh Garrels – ‘The Light Came Down’ album review

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If you’ve followed Josh Garrels’ catalog, then you’ll know the pendulum swung toward the intimate on his most recent, Home, after the dynamism of Love & War & The Sea In Between. On his new holiday album, The Light Came Down (buy), Garrels marries both for a wide sonic expanse for both original and classic Christmas songs. “Gloria” is Light’s spirited centerpiece, bolstered by choirs and brass, destined to become a crowd favorite. Classics like “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night” are given new life through Garrels’ thoughtful, beautiful arrangements. With a hefty 15 tracks, The Light Came Down is an unexpected gift for Garrels’ fans.

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About The Author

Matt Conner
Contributing Editor

Matt Conner is a writer/editor who has interviewed approximately 2,000 musicians, authors, directors, actors and other artists. He’s the Managing Editor for PledgeMusic, a former editor with Vox Media, and writes regularly for numerous print- and web-based publications, including Under the Radar, Relevant and the Indianapolis Star.