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Selah – ‘Rose Of Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)’ album review
4 Overall Score

Label:

Curb Records

For Fans Of:

David Phelps, Natalie Grant, Phillips Craig & Dean

We Like:

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings” (featuring the Annie Moses Band)

Selah – ‘Rose Of Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)’ album review

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Building upon its ten original tracks with Todd Smith, Nicol Sponberg and Allan Hall, Selah’s Rose Of Bethlehem: Deluxe Edition (buy) adds five new tunes with Amy Perry (who stepped in for Sponberg 11 years ago), plus 2006’s Plumb duet “Mary Sweet Mary.” Those who already own the original album are probably best off downloading the added tracks, though anyone discovering these selections for the first time will surely delight in the vocal purity and inspirational arrangements throughout the title track, “Silent Night,” “Light Of The Stable” and “Once Upon A Christmas” (which includes country great Dolly Parton). In terms of the add-ons, a rhythmic rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” and an eclectic medley of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings” (with the Annie Moses Band) only add appeal to this already charming Christmas collection.

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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).