The Rock group, The Goo Goo Dolls, has released a Christmas album entitled It’s Christmas All Over. It has three original songs and seven covers.
The music is a mix of Holiday and Rock. There’s an edgy modern twist to Christmas classics combined with Classic Rock. The compositions are remarkable and intricate, capturing the Christmas vibe nicely. The album parallels The Goo Goo Dolls’ classic hits, including Iris, with a nostalgic feel. The last song, The Christmas Party, featuring The Union Square 5, is a fantastic musical track. The musical intonations are bold and rich in rhythm and various beats.
John Rzeznik and Robby Takac’s voices are incredible and bold. They have a fantastic take on Christmas classics. Rzeznik’s voice sounds husky and deep. The little kid in the song Better Days adds a lovely Holiday touch.
The lyrics of the three original songs This Is Christmas, Better Days, and
You Ain’t Getting Nothin’, are well-written and suitable to the musical style of The Goo Goo Dolls.
The song, This Is Christmas, is beautiful and romantic full of lovely freestyle poetry.
Better Days, a song released in 2005, is a timeless piece and relevant to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It promotes a positive message of peace and hope. Sweet and from the heart.
The song You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ is humorous and stands out from the classic Christmas subject matter. It imagines Santa Claus showing an attitude towards those on the naughty list. The tune provides needed comic relief.
The songs have dynamic writing to them. Well done!
The album It’s Christmas All Over is available.