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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