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Universal Records is the NUMBER ONE independent record label in the Philippines. Bringing you quality music for the past 30 years, we are home to artists like: Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela, Christian Bautista, Jay R, Billy Crawford, Kris Aquino, Edu Manzano, Marian Rivera, Mark Herras, Nina, Ronnie Liang, Gail Blanco, Sam Concepcion. Our band roster includes: Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Imago, Silent Sanctuary, Kenyo, Paraluman. We are equally committed to bring you exciting international releases covering various genres like pop, jazz, new age, classical, alternative, indie pop, rock, electronica, dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Name it, we definitely have it!

December 20, 2010

Phil. Star [album review] | Christian Bautista "A Wonderful Christmas"

by Phillip Cu-Unjieng

To be honest, I’m not normally one for Christmas albums and it’s probably the Scrooge in me that sees these releases as marketing gimmicks that take full advantage of the season. Once in a while, a song or concept will come through, and I recall songs like Do They Know It’s Christmas or Wham’s Last Christmas. Christian is a standout interpreter of traditional and classic tunes, and he shows that to the fore with this Christmas release. My favorite here would have to be the one Tagalog track, Nakaraang Pasko. I also liked the upbeat interpretation of Silver Bells and the new The Gift of Christmas, composed by Joe Mari Chan’s son and with daughter, Liza Chan-Parpan joining Christian. A collection that goes down smoothly!


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