Gary Hoey – Ho! Ho! Hoey: The Complete Collection

December 15th, 2006
by Celtic Bob

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Ho! Ho! Hoey: The Complete Collection

2003, Surfdog Records

Rating: 4/5

 

With the festive holiday season upon us I shall dip into the past with a newly discovered jem of holiday favorites. While I have heard the name Gary Hoey over the past several years I had never actually really heard his music until now. This double disc set of almost 40 Xmas songs is perfect for the guitarist on your list or for those that just enjoys holiday music with a slight twist. The vast majority of the songs keep true to how they were intended but < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Gary just adds his own little mark to them. His rock and surf sound give them that little something to make them stand out slightly.

There are a couple of original Hoey festive songs on the collection as well. These tracks; “Ho! Ho! Hoey” and “Cookies And Egg Nog” are a couple of the discs highlights. Even his take on the John Lennon classic “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is quite an interesting listen as well. The vast majority of this release is instrumental which makes it a great release for any holiday get together.

 

Disc: 1   

1. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree 

2. Jingle Bell Rock    

3. The First Noel    

4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town    

5. Jingle Bells 

6. Little Drummer Boy 

7. Twelve Days Of Christmas  

8. My Favorite Thing’s 

9. O come All Thy Faithful 

10. Blue Christmas 

11. The Christmas 

12. ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas 

13. Silent Night 

14. Deck The Halls 

15. Silver Bells 

16. Joy To The World 

17. Ave Maria 

18. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 

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Disc: 2   

1. Frosty The Snowman 

2. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow  

3. Greensleeves 

4. Winter Wonderland   

5. Carol Of The bells  

6. You’re A Mean One Mr. Mr. Grinch   

7. Away In A Manger   

8. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause 

9. Felix Navidad 

10. White Christmas   

11. God Rest   

12. I’ll Be Home For Christmas   

13. Happy Xmas   

14. O Little Town Of Bethlehem    

15. Hark The Herald Angels Sing    

16. Ho! Ho! Hoey   

17. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear    

18. Cookies And Egg Nog  

19. Auld Lang Syne 

 

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