Mass – A Very Merry X-Mass (2010, Dunbar Entertainment)
1. “Jingle Bell Rock” … 2:49
2. “Grown Up Christmas List” … 4:54
Louis St. August – Vocals
Gene D’Itria – Guitar
Michael Palumbo – Bass
Joey “Vee” Vadala – Drums
Jeremy Heussi – Keyboards, Strings
Producer: Kenny Lewis
I only knew this existed because Scott at NoLifeTilMetal.com reviewed it and I ordered it as soon as I got done reading that review. It was really a no-brainer to pick this one up: I’m a Christmas freak, I’ve liked the only Mass album I’ve heard so far (Sea of Black), it was only $4.99 and most importantly all the proceeds go to Toys For Tots.
I’m a sucker for amped up rock versions of Christmas classics and Mass turns in a great performance of “Jingle Bell Rock”. “Grown Up Christmas List” was originally sung by Amy Grant and is one of the corniest, starry-eyed Christmas songs around. It’s just too hokey for me to enjoy but I guess Mass’ version is just as good as anyone else’s.
Not really much to say about this. It’s just a fun little novelty single and the money went to a good cause so it all worked out.