The Collingsworth Family is set to release A True Family Christmas on StowTown Records, October 25. The project is distributed at digital and retail outlets worldwide via Sony/Provident Distribution.
All around the world, nothing says Christmas quite like being with family. A True Family Christmas is just that - a celebration of how The Collingsworth Family celebrates Christmas. Featuring warm, nostalgic harmonies reminiscent of The Carpenters, these carefully selected songs combine the universal feel of Christmas with the unapologetic message that Christmas is all about Christ. With compelling jazz arrangements, vocally and instrumentally, and the harmonies and blend for which The Collingsworth Family is known, there is no doubt that the Christmas season will be brighter with A True Family Christmas as the soundtrack for the holidays"
Without a doubt, A True Family Christmas was THE most fun we've ever had as a team in creating a recording," shares Phil Collingsworth, Sr. "We loved working with Bradley Knight - how quickly he grasped our vocal ranges and appropriate voicings, inversions, and his extraordinary grasp of the Disneyesque Cinematic sound we were going for. It was a joy and pleasure on every level." From the conception of the project, The Collingsworth Family covered the project in prayer. "The process of the selection of repertoire fell into place so easily," Phil continues. "We had prayed, as a fleece, that if moving ahead with this recording was God's perfect timing, that He would help the final selection process to go easy and feel "right" to everyone in the team. Bradley was very involved and made just the right suggestions, at just the right time, and it came together smoothly and quite easily - an answer to prayer! What excitement it was, as we worked our way, over several months, through the process, to end up with a finished product that we're all so excited to offer our audience."
The Collingsworth Family debuted the recording in front of 5,000 people at their showcase at the National Quartet Convention last month. Phil called that experience "mega exciting, a defining moment!"
A TRUE FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRACK LISTING:
Christmas Spirit Medley
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Sleigh Ride (Instrumental)
We Do Christmas Like We Mean It
Home For Christmas Medley
Another Christmas Closer
I Call Him Lord
Carol of the Bells (Instrumental)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Isn't That Why He Came
Mary, Did You Know?
The Story of the First Christmas