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Fri, 10 Dec 2004

The Lost Christmas Eve / Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Lost Christmas Eve I was in my local Tower Records, mostly to check out new video releases. Since I've become so totally iTMSed, I don't go looking for CDs unless it's something Apple doesn't have. But I was stopped the moment I walked in the door by some amazingly dramatic music playing over the sound system. After perhaps ten seconds of trying unsuccessfully to identify what I was hearing (Broadway? No. Definitely holiday. But very operatic in a post-operatic kind of way), I asked. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a group I'd sampled once on the music store but on which I'd passed. But there was something different about this release, at least from the tracks I heard while I wandered the aisles. Maybe it was their unsentimental approach to holiday music, the contrast with the usual children's choruses and sappy sentiments. Or maybe I just like their sound and didn't listen long enough last time to figure that out. But whatever the reason, I bought the CD. And returned home to discover that the iTunes store has it cheaper than other people's sale price. So don't make the same mistake I did. And give these guys a listen; they're worth it.
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