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Though she's gained superstar success in the Christian and pop music fields -- and has a brand-new pop Christmas bestseller to prove it -- Amy Grant's roots as a self-proclaimed Tennessee folkie are evident in her first Christmas recording. Grant's warmth shines through on the understated holiday gems "Heirlooms" and "Tennessee Christmas," while she lets loose with a gospel-flavored joy on "Emmanuel."
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
At the age of 22, Amy Grant took another step in her career by issuing her first Christmas album in 1983. It was a logical-enough release for a Christian performer, but ...
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Barnes & Noble - Kerry Dexter
Though she's gained superstar success in the Christian and pop music fields -- and has a brand-new pop Christmas bestseller to prove it -- Amy Grant's roots as a self-proclaimed Tennessee folkie are evident in her first Christmas recording. Grant's warmth shines through on the understated holiday gems "Heirlooms" and "Tennessee Christmas," while she lets loose with a gospel-flavored joy on "Emmanuel."
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
At the age of 22, Amy Grant took another step in her career by issuing her first Christmas album in 1983. It was a logical-enough release for a Christian performer, but also one that suggested she was an established headliner, an artist whose versions of standards like "The Christmas Song" and "Little Town" aka "O Little Town of Bethlehem" would be interesting to listeners because she was singing them. In her carefully planned march to mass popularity, the album represented at least one tentative outreach in a musical direction Grant would not pursue. The leadoff track, "Tennessee Christmas," found her husband and co-writer, Gary Chapman, playing a pedal steel guitar on a song that seemed intended to probe the country market and that actually earned some country radio play. But despite being a scion of the Nashville aristocracy i.e., the wealthy families that long predated the rise of country music in the city, Grant was never really a country artist, and the rest of the album, cut at James William Guercio's Caribou Ranch studio complex, reflected the increasing influence of West Coast pop on her sound, with Los Angeles studio aces like Lenny Castro, Bill Champlin, Victor Feldman, Richard Page, and Dean Parks among the credits. Also increasing his influence was songwriter/keyboardist Michael W. Smith, who contributed such songs as "Emmanuel," a synthesizer-heavy pop
ock track that could have fit on one of Grant's regular albums. So could some of the other material, in fact. A Christmas Album was a record for the audience Grant had attracted with her 1982 breakthrough and about to be gold LP, Age to Age, an audience of Christian rock fans attracted by her personal approach to faith. It looked forward to her straddling of secular and CCM music, and as her star rose, it sold well perennially, eventually achieving multi-platinum status, helping associate Grant with the Christmas season as she went on to record more seasonal albums and tape holiday specials.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/1993
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636625928
  • Catalog Number: 66259

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Grant Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael W. Smith Piano, Vocoder
Victor Feldman Percussion, Shaker
Bill Champlin Background Vocals
Gary Chapman Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Background Vocals
Jon Goin Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Fred Bock Choir Director
Mike Brignardello Bass
Lenny Castro Percussion
Tamara Champlin Background Vocals
Shane Keister Synthesizer, Piano, fender rhodes, Memory Moog, Mini Moog, Oberheim OB8
Steve George Background Vocals
Debbie Hall Background Vocals
Sandy Hall Background Vocals
Hollywood Presbyterian Choir Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Edie Lehmann Background Vocals
Paul Leim Guitar, Drums, sleigh bells, Wood Block, Linn Drum, Linn
Thomas McAninch Horn
Farrell Morris Percussion, Glockenspiel, Shells, Bell-tree
David Page Background Vocals
Richard Page Background Vocals
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
Gavyn Wright Concert Master
Martyn Ford Orchestra Strings, Horn, Woodwind
Technical Credits
Felix Mendelssohn Composer
Brown Bannister Producer
Amy Grant Liner Notes
Gary Chapman Executive Producer
Fred Bock Director
Shane Keister Contributor
Gene Eichelberger Engineer
Dennis Hill Art Direction
Brent King Engineer
Paul Leim Simmons
Alan Moore Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Choir Arrangement, Woodwind Arrangement
Jack Joseph Puig Engineer
Mike Ross Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Jim Baird Engineer
Charles Wesley Composer
Bill Farrell Artwork, Scenery
Michael Blanton Executive Producer
Dan Harrell Executive Producer
Ken Corlew Engineer
Traditional Composer
Lennis Hill Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An unusually warm Christmas album

    Amy Grant's "A Christmas Album" is one of those seasonal albums that is reloaded into the CD player year after year. Why? Because it accomplishes an aim that many Christmas albums attempt to reach, but fall short. First of all, it has original songs that aren't exactly the same, yet still fight right in with one another. "Tennessee Christmas" straddles a country sound that comes close to pop, "Emmanuel" is an undoubtedly 1980s synth tune in the pop/rock tradition, while "Heirlooms" is a nice, somewhat slow (almost) tearjerker that is a nice way to close the album. At the same time, "A Christmas Album" shows off traditional carols and standards that have been reworked for the 1980s. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "Little Town," both of which I consider the best versions of the song ever released, are sung in sincerity with electric guitar mixed in with a symphony sound to give that perfect mix of lushness with a danceable jam. "Sleigh Ride" and "The Christmas Song," the two nonreligious covers on the album, are also more than enjoyable, with Grant giving her full, yet somewhat withdrawn effort on both. Along with another perfect original, "Love Has Come," and a classic rendition of "Angels We Have Heard On High," the mentioned songs on the album evoke a kind memory of rushing down the stairs on Christmas morning and jumping headfirst into the heap of gifts under the tree. Amy Grant certainly knows how to make a good Christmas album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sensational and Warm

    This album is so incredible, it's hard putting it into words. She is a great vocalist and her words and the music just speak out to you. I can listen to this anytime of the year. You can't help but sing along with her. This album really teaches us something and I recommend this to everyone. It is truely spectacular.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    my favorite

    I agree with Joyce A. it is my favorite too. I also bought the CD because I wore the tape out. It is a beautiful collection of very touching songs, and there's just something about her voice. It is by far my all time favorite Christmas CD. You will enjoy it.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Christmas Album, by Amy Grant

    I first purchased Amy Grant's Christmas Album years ago on cassette tape. I was really glad to find it available on CD. The album starts off with a good rendition of Tennessee Christmas. Amy puts her own unique spin on several well-known carols, such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing and O Little Town of Bethlehem. Every selection on the album is enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Christmas Treasure Trove

    This album is a mixture of rejuvenated Christmas standards and all new compostions that will shape Christmas music of the future. Ms. Grant has a gift in both her musical skill and in her abillity to create touching lyrics. Joined on this album by Michael W. Smith, she creates music that touches the heart and pierces the soul. This album recaptures the true meaning of Christmas. A must-have in Christmas collections.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The One to Keep Coming Back To

    I purchased this as a cassette when it first came out and every holiday it is the one album I always keep coming back to. Amy Grant's voice is wonderful--full and rich and the song selections are very special. When you get tired of the same old Christmas tunes, these selections will keep you coming back. This album sets the holiday mood. Purchased the CD because we finally wore out the tape!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amy Grant

    Amy Grant is a wonderful Christian vocalist. I would like to let you know that her songs are very touching. I especially love the song heirlooms. If you think abnout the words as they're sung, you just drift off into a world of happiness with only God with you. Through the years Amy Grant's songs have brought me closer and closer to God. I hope they can work the wonderful miricles on you as they did on me.

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