Kristin Amarie, David Lanz & David Arkenstone
What do you get when you cross the piano of David Lanz, the orchestration of David Arkenstone and the sublime vocals of Kristin Amarie, the answer is sheer perfection.
The softness of Lanz’s performance, the expertise and the subtle fluency of Arkenstone’s arrangements, combined with the far reaching voice of an angelic presence like Amarie, all go to make this version of Silent Night the best rendition of it I have ever heard.
Such charm and warmth can be found here on a piece that has all the potential to be one of the best Christmas singles of all time, and quite how Amarie reaches those high notes I will never know.
The three pillars of genius have therefore manifested an easy prediction for me, a guaranteed Christmas number one with ease in the charts; it really doesn’t get any better than this.