Stars and Promises Alive
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Stars & Promises Alive is a follow-up from Mayer's first Christmas album Stars and Promises. Stars & Promises Alive was recorded live at one of the immensely popular Peter Mayer Christmas concerts of the same name, in Nashville, TN.
This album includes four new original songs: "The Story of Christmas," "Harmony" (which was co-written and performed as a duet with acclaimed songwriter Mac McAnally), "Hey Joseph," and "This Town"; as well as some of the favorites from the original Stars and Promises CD. It also includes fresh renditions of "Little Drummer Boy," "Angels We Have Heard On High/Carol of the Bells," and "Silent Night."
As with Stars and Promises, Mayer adds Native American wood flute, percussion from around the world, and a strings section to his distinctive acoustic guitar performance. The enthusiastic applause heard between songs lets listeners embrace how electrifying the live Christmas performances are.
ChristmasReviews.com: 'This CD is solid throughout--it's all good. For those who prefer the smooth sophistication of a polished folk/pop performer, Peter Mayer may well be your man. He's a terrific singer-songwriter, and his Stars & Promises Alive may make your holiday spirits come alive again and again.'
A must-have Christmas album for all Peter Mayer fans, and everyone else as well! If you can get to one these live shows during the holidays, do it. You won't be disappointed. I was at the recording of this show in Nashville (at Vanderbilt University) and it was truly magical. I also caught the show in Cleveland last year. Check out this album and the live show if you can get to one!
The album is a staple in my holiday music collection! I fell in love with Stars and Promises Alive when I saw them play live at Sheldon Hall in St. Louis. I had to bring that experience home with me. Peter Mayer is not just an artist, he is a musician and composer! And the talent that backs him up makes the show a truly magical experience. Thank you for sharing your heart with the world.
...The Peter Mayer Group is a talent right up there like no other. This CD is no exception. I highly recommend it as a must-have for the holiday season. Stars and Promises Alive is played almost on a daily basis during the Christmas season at the Davisson home. It directly parallels the terrific and inspiring show he puts on around the country. So if you [aren't] fortunate enough to see the Peter Mayer Group in person, Stars and Promises Alive is the next best thing.
-Eric and Sarah Davisson