They’ve captured the spirit of the season perfectly.
Disco-funk-soul legends Earth Wind & Fire bring their trademark glittery falsetto harmonies and blasting brass section back for Christmas, yet far from a predictable collection of cheese, they revise well-worn hymns and carols in a range of styles.
Away In A Manger and O Come All Ye Faithful receive reverent gospel-soul versions, The Drummer Boy gets an Afro-beat feel, Sleigh Ride a reggae bounce and Winter Wonderland becomes a disco wonderland. Even their classic, September, is re-worked as, yes, December. Christmas is all about the good times, and they’ve captured the spirit of the season perfectly.