A couple of noteworthy updates for you on albums we've previously previewed or reviewed. First, Jessie Kol's "Little Emmanuel" can now be purchased in hard copy form through the artist's web site. I know it's a digital age, but there's nothing like holding a physical CD in your hands. Buy a bunch; they make great stocking stuffers. You can read our full review here. Not to give away the ending, but I really, really liked it and recommend it highly. As a special Christmas present from Jessie, if you order the hard copy "Little Emmanuel" EP anytime through December 24th, they'll toss in a copy of Jessie's self-titled debut EP for free. More Jessie can only be a good thing. Song samples for "Jessie Kol" (the EP) can be found on iTunes. I'm guessing "Little Emmanuel" is going to become an annual holiday favorite at your home as I can promise you it will be at mine.
Our other update concerns the album "A Not Ordinary Christmas" which we previewed fairly early on (see here). "A Not Ordinary Christmas" is now available through iTunes as well as through the album site. But that's not all. This was a fairly unique project and, if I recall, over 40 musicians participated. So they printed up a small number of hard copy CDs, primarily for the musicians and their families and for promotional purposes. Well, they've got a very few hard copy CDs left over and they are offering them up for sale, while they last, to you. These are not in great abundance so, if you'd like one of these puppies, I'd suggest you get over to the Not Ordinary website without delay. This is the kind of thing that, 20 years from now, will show up on eBay at some obnoxious price and that obnoxious price isn't going to help support the artists who created it. So get it now for a reasonable price ($12.99) and support independent music directly. It's an excellent album with plenty of highlights, no matter what your musical taste may be.
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