Chabad Classics Volume 4, featuring guest musician Andy Statman, differs from the three previous releases whose songs were mainly random selections of favorites in that this volume is dedicated entirely to the melodious songs and hymns of the Jewish holidays from around the year.
For those new to the Chabad Classic series, the songs of the Chabad Chassidim are extremely unique. Some songs express great longing; others reflect introspection and self-evaluation; still others express joy and ecstasy, all alike reveal the inner state of one's soul.
Chabad songs have a special character and quality that brings forth latent religious warmth in the heart of its listener. For those to whom the teachings of Chassidism are unfamiliar, these songs (niggunim, as they are called) will serve as a glimpse of the spiritual richness of Chassidic life.