Personnel: Mac Powell (vocals, acoustic guitar, background vocals); Mark "Anarchy" Lee, Brad Avery (guitar); Brandon Brooks (cello); Scotty Wilbanks (piano, keyboards); David Carr (drums); Don McCollister (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Don McCollister.
Recording information: Curb Studio, Nashville, TN (05/20/2006); Nickel And Dime Studios, Atlanta, GA (05/20/2006); The Bat Cave, Marietta, GA (05/20/2006).
Photographer: Robert Ascroft.
Translators: John Sullivan Dwight; Frederick Oakeley; James Chadwick; John E Young.
It's hard to believe, but the beloved CCM group Third Day were together for over a decade before they released their first Christmas collection in 2006. For fans of the passionate vocal group--or anyone who appreciates fresh arrangements of holiday classics--it was worth the wait. Highlights include a barn-burning "Angels We Have Heard on High," a power-ballad take on "Joy to the World," and a lovely original (one of four) called "Born in Bethlehem." The joy and sincerity invested in these renditions is absolutely infectious.